Julaine Schexnayder, of New Iberia, adds to our collection of stories about card games:
Harvey Best, of Rosedale, says, "I have enjoyed the stories about the wonderful food and places to eat in south Louisiana, but I have a story a little closer to home.
Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville, says, "The entry in your column about turning out the lights reminded me of my predecessor and good friend, Sheriff Murray Landry of Assumption Parish.
The New Orleans Saints have been playing good football, but Bill Huey says health concerns may necessitate reviving a tradition from the days of woeful performances:
Dear Smiley: Years ago, a postdoctoral researcher from Sweden started work at the LSU Chemistry Department. She was VERY concerned about tornadoes, which they don’t have in Sweden. She asked the usual questions and got the usual answers:
This account by Richard Fossey, of Baton Rouge, brings back memories of another eventful trip to a garbage dump, in Arlo Guthrie's classic story/song "Alice's Restaurant:"
This happened way back when my current spouse, Lady Katherine, was just Spanish Town Neighbor Katherine. She reminded me of it the other day, so I feel the need to once more defend myself.
Dear Smiley: When I was 11 years old, my family moved from Chalmette to Pleasant Hill, California, a suburb of Oakland located on the “dry” side of the coastal mountains separating it from the cold and foggy San Francisco Bay.
Lyn Doucet, of Maurice, says, "When I recently looked at the weather forecast and saw rain for two weeks, I asked my husband, 'Is it that Samedard time?' (I'd always heard folks talk about it.) I knew if it rained on a certain day, it might rain f…
Dear Smiley: A few years ago we were on vacation in Boulder, Colorado, where my grandson and son-in-law Scott live. Scott is a well-known builder in town and my grandson, out of college a couple of years, was working at a financial think tank.
Sara Bradley, of New Orleans, says, "Speaking of re-branding the Superdome, about 25 years ago I read this description of the Superdome by Walker Percy, and it has stayed with me. It's from 'Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays:'
Joanne Moulton, of New Orleans, says, "For the several days I was in the hospital with a new baby girl. My 2-year-old, Christy, had been told by her father and aunt that I would be back soon with a new baby sister for her.
As you may have read, the Superdome is losing the company owning its naming rights, and after July 2021 will no longer be called The Expensive German Car Superdome.
One of the most touching developments of our current crisis is the ingenuity people are showing in finding ways to honor loved ones, young and old, on their birthdays.
Glen Balentine, of Prairieville, says, "Your Wednesday mention of the stringer phoning in a story reminded me of my high school days as sports editor and football statistician. (I was paid $5 to phone in the score and stats to the newspaper from a…