Judy Green, of Prairieville, says our Monday story about the twin girls wondering about the origin of their baby sister “reminded me of something my son Ben, now 25, once said.
“It was our first outing as a family following the recent birth of our third child.
“Ben was 4 at the time, and his brother Andrew was 2.
“It was a trip to the grocery store, and you can imagine the sight: husband David pushing one cart filled with sacks, Ben walking alongside holding Daddy’s hand, Andrew in the cart’s baby seat.
“Mary, in the infant carrier, was nestled in amongst a few more bags of groceries in the cart that I pushed.
“We arrived at the car, and began to unload our purchases, all the while keeping a close eye on all three children.
“Ben looked up, observed the activity, and casually remarked, ‘We’re going to need another parent.’ ”
OK, so I don’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story.
Ronnie Stutes says the tale about an early ’60s Playboy magazine not including LSU in its ranking of party schools “because they don’t include professionals” isn’t true.
Ronnie says that as editor of The Vermilion student newspaper at USL in Lafayette (now ULL), he heard the same story about his school:
“I wrote to Playboy magazine and received a reply from Janet Pilgrim, head of reader’s services and three-time Playmate of the Month, saying that Playboy had never done such a ranking before the September 1968 issue, long after the story began circulating.
“That story was on the ‘most permissive’ campuses, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison headed the list and was dubbed ‘the party school.’ ”
He says neither LSU nor USL were mentioned, and the next list from Playboy did not appear until 1987.
Guys night out
Baton Rouge’s oldest stag party (and I mean that in a good way), the 76th annual Catholic High Men’s Club Barbecue, is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the school gym.
But persons of any gender may buy steak dinners through the drive-through take-out on Claycut Road from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or the take-out, or by calling (225) 383-0397.
Gotta getta goetta
Thanks to Frank Fronczek for suggesting that headline for our goetta story:
“Bayou Buckeye,” a former Cincinnati resident, says our reader seeking goetta (which sounds like scrapple to me) can buy Glier’s Goetta at http://www.goetta.com.
He adds, “Northern Kentucky is home to the famous Goetta Fest.”
Del Anselmo says the Raynaud’s/Scleroderma Support Group has a garage sale Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Settlement shopping center, 7809 Jefferson Highway.
To donate items, contact Del at (225) 324-3666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Sonnier Mier says the Zachary Area French Preservation Club thanks the Greenwell Springs Regional Library for hosting the recent Multi-Cultural Festival.
She says, “As we try to preserve our own French/Acadian culture, we also encourage persons with non-French ancestry to ‘find their roots.’
“The library has reminded us again that we are all more alike than different.”
Special People Dept.
• Allie S. Welch celebrates her 98th birthday Tuesday.
• Irene Morris, “Local Lore and Legend” columnist for the Kentwood Ledger, celebrated her 94th birthday July 14.
• William Ewing, of Batchelor, celebrated his 93rd birthday Monday. He is a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific.
• Calvin and Teenie Bajon celebrate 60 years of marriage Tuesday.
Jan King says, “My husband Mike and I received a phone call from our daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nathan Welch, in Silsbee, Texas.
“Seems our two grandsons, Evan, 5, and Jacob, 2, now enjoy taking showers instead of baths.
“When Jennifer was helping Jacob with his shower, she asked him to check the water and see if it was OK.
“Jake pulled the shower curtain back and yelled, ‘Hey water, are you OK?’ ”
Chuck Simms, of Plaquemine, says he and his wife Hazel were babysitting Parker Collins, 3, the son of friends Angela and Timmy Collins, when Parker told of going hunting with his dad.
“My dad killed a deer with butt-shot,” the lad informed them — which had them concerned until they realized he meant “buckshot.”