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Here's a story of true love appropriate for Valentine's Day observances: Paula King, of Gretna, says, "When my husband and I got married I did not... [Read More]
Russ Wise, of LaPlace, comments on a recent news story:... [Read More]
"About your stories on floor furnaces," says Carl Toups. [Read More]
Robert Cabes tells of a unique way to pick a Super Bowl winner:"Since the identity of the teams coming to the Super Bowl was first... [Read More]
Getting into the Mardi Gras spirit often means finding yourself doing things you would not normally do. Here are two examples I can recall from... [Read More]
Dear Smiley: Watching the Barry Seal movie the other night, I was reminded of a trip I took with my good friend Tony Dugas when... [Read More]
Alma Mims, of Mandeville, travels down memory lane to add to our "poor folks" stories:"Years ago we took a ride with our close friends to... [Read More]
Gail Stephenson, of Baton Rouge, says, "Granddaughter Zelda, 3, attended her first Krewe of Mutts parade on Sunday."Dressed in a Dalmatian costume, she had high... [Read More]
Paul Major, of Livonia, says, "I read with interest the consternation and dismay of LSU students at having to attend (God forbid!) Saturday classes in... [Read More]
Ann Purnell Collom reminds us that one person's misfortune may be another's good luck:"We in Kenner loved 1979, when the police strike stopped Mardi Gras... [Read More]
Erwin Methe, of Marrero, tells how poetry can preserve precious memories:"I attend an adult activity program called 'The People Program of New Orleans.' The classes... [Read More]
Dear Smiley: When I was 15 I had to have my tonsils taken out a second time. I did not want to "go under," so... [Read More]
Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville, says when he was about 7 or 8 he set a "trap" involving a box of Cheerios leaned against a storage... [Read More]
Chapman Morgan, of Santa Maria, California, begins his letter, "I hesitate to submit the following because I'm not sure it's true."(Come on, Chapman; you're a... [Read More]
John Carver, of Lacombe, has a floor furnace and bad-dog story:"In the mid-'60s we got a toy Manchester pup that was a tiny terror. He... [Read More]
Gene Duke contributes to our seminar on Spanish moss:... [Read More]
Tim Palmer, of Lafayette, says he was living in New Orleans in 1979, when a police strike led to cancellation of Carnival parades:... [Read More]
Dear Smiley: Your Buckskin Bill tonsillectomy story reminded me of my own.I was about 3 years old. My grandfather, who was chief surgeon at Good... [Read More]
The following might seem a bit like boasting about my fellow newspaper folks, but I've long followed the old Biblical injunction, "Tooteth not thine own... [Read More]
Keith Horcasitas, this column's Yat reporter, says that with Carnival parades cranking up, "Truly, there is nothing like being the 'mister' in 'Throw me something,... [Read More]
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