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Ronnie Plauché, of Morganza, shares his story of men's neckties, a current column topic:... [Read More]
Andree Herrington confesses to getting busted during her  college days: "When I was at USL in the '60s, women were not allowed to wear pants on... [Read More]
By now, men are so conditioned to completing our dressing ritual by putting a length of silk around our necks that we don't even think... [Read More]
What to call New Orleans? [Read More]
"I love to have fun with telephone and computer scammers," says Ernie Gremillion, of Baton Rouge. [Read More]
Dear Smiley: When I began to practice law, the only advertisement an attorney could make was an ad in the local paper no larger than... [Read More]
Jay Dardenne, the state's commissioner of administration when he's not thinking up atrocious puns, comments on his recent "dishonorable mention" in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest,... [Read More]
Tales of dress codes remind Linda McNabb Shaffer of this horror story about the peril of being a nonconforming woman:... [Read More]
Alex "Sonny" Chapman, of Ville Platte, submits this tale under LSU Folklore:"Before they had cable TV, the ardent/crazy LSU football fans from Ville Platte had... [Read More]
Ray Schell, of Prairieville, says, "Last week, I had a reminder of how people drive in Louisiana."My wife and I were on Interstate 10 going... [Read More]
Our dress code recollections have so far involved men — ties, jackets, shirts with collars required, etc. Sarah Stravinska, of Chestnut, takes us back to a time... [Read More]
Max Blanchard, of Prairieville, said habits of Louisiana drivers "have almost boundless opportunities for humor (unless you're actually stuck in traffic caused by them). [Read More]
Many folks who drive on our highways, especially interstates, have expressed their dismay at the driving habits of their fellow motorists and suggested that IQ... [Read More]
Joe Fairchild, of Thibodaux, has this comment about Loren Scott's ancient story in the Saturday column about the guy using jumper cables for a tie... [Read More]
"While reading of all the culinary delights of Spam and other canned meats," says Dee Hodges, of Walker, "it occurred to me that our younger... [Read More]
Dear Smiley: Having taught kindergarten for 36 years (I retired in 2004) I feel as though I receive a thousand-dollar bonus every time a former... [Read More]
Christi Campbell says those twins that baffled Jay Hadley (in the Aug. 23 column) are probably her mom, Bonnie Crow Leteff, and her aunt, Connie... [Read More]
Rebecca Wisbar says, "My 4-year-old neighbor, Kane Melancon, shared a plan to head to the North Pole to see Santa making toys. (Yes, the subject... [Read More]
I don't mean to disparage the folks in the insurance industry — I'm sure there are fine people working in it. My own granddaughter, Katie,... [Read More]
Karen Poirrier, of Lutcher, says, "While babysitting granddaughters Kenley, 4, and Kennison, 1, at their home in Paulina, we sat at the dining room table... [Read More]