Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Before we get off the subject of fried chicken, I must share this note from Sherry Laiche, of Gonzales, which she sent along with a recipe for Jersey Farm Style Southern Fried Chicken, which she found in her mother's "All-American Cook Book."

Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As we've mentioned before, Louisiana's abundance of seafood, plus cooks who know how to prepare it, make meatless days of Lent somewhat less than sacrifices.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear Smiley: I think LSU should make an offer as their next men's basketball coach to (Baylor women's coach) Kim Mulkey. A Louisianian who is an intense no-nonsense proven winner. It would be an intriguing and historic move.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Kelly Simoneaux, of Baton Rouge, says when his granddaughter, at her wedding reception, asked him the secret to a lasting marriage (he and wife Lois have been married 68 years), "I told her we had a simple agreement from the start — her grandmothe…

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

After U.S. News and World Report ranked Louisiana "the worst" in terms of state support of such matters as health care, education, infrastructure, etc., I heard from readers who weren't pleased with the ranking, and professed their love for this s…

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Perry Snyder comments on the recent visit to Baton Rouge by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who's touring big and small places in the U.S. with wife Priscilla Chan.

Monday, March 06, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Friday, March 03, 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017

Our mention of the history of “You Are My Sunshine” reminded Ken Toups, of Lafayette, of another story about a famous song, this one involving Fats Domino (who just celebrated his 89th birthday):

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Monday column item about Gov. Jimmie Davis buying the rights to "You Are My Sunshine" brought this memory from Delores Benedetto, of Baton Rouge:

Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Perry Snyder says mention of former Gov. Jimmie Davis and his signature song, "You Are My Sunshine," brings to mind this story about the song's origin:

Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

F.A. "Tony" Mouton, of Lafayette, was going through his late brother's papers when he came across a typed Valentine's Day poem he thinks his brother composed in typing class in the 1940s.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

After comments about the pelican on the Louisiana state seal, we heard from Glen Duncan, the flag and seal designer, and Curtis Vann, the artist:

Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017

B.J. Gouedy says, "The story on Feb. 4 about the 'spider attack' on a Boy Scout holding a hatchet reminded me of years ago when my son and his dad were on top of tall ladders scrapping loose paint off a two-story house so they could repaint.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Paul Vincent Sr. says his sister-in-law, Mary Ayres, of Ruston, is working on a project on Gov. Jimmie Davis, and asks if I recall the little restaurant where Jimmie often had breakfast and lunch.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Friday, February 03, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017

"In the 1950s," says Marsha R., of Baton Rouge, "my big brother Roger Fern was a first lieutenant in the Army, where his team won the National Trophy Team Rifle Match.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017