Dear Smiley: I first encountered autocorrect when I emailed you instead of the old "stamp on an envelope" method.
After I told of the bygone days when LSU football fans (especially ladies) got dressed up for games in Tiger Stadium, I heard from Philip Luchsinger with this sad story:
Katie Nachod, of New Orleans, says, "I like to tell folks one of my few claims to fame is that I was the second person in New Orleans to read John Kennedy Toole's hilarious novel 'A Confederacy of Dunces.'
Every time I feel a bit overwhelmed by the extent of Ida's impact on this area, I check my computer and find some little story that makes me grin and feel better about our plight. For instance:
After Scott Rabalais, in The Advocate's Friday Sports section, mentioned Dennis Quaid in the football movie "Everybody's All-American," I heard from Ronnie Stutes, of Baton Rouge:
While this column normally devotes its space to searching analyses of Major World Issues, on occasion our readers swerve off into silliness. This is one such occasion:
As a former Austin-Healey Sprite owner (back when I was considerably thinner and more flexible), this little story brought back memories of the joys and sorrows of sports cars:
T-Bob Taylor recently told of being stationed in Turkey while in the Air Force, and finding that half the folks at his base declined to learn even a few words of the language for trips outside the base.
Louisiana drivers, especially in the urban areas, are all too familiar with road rage. It's a serious subject, but Harvey Pashibin, of "Upper Lafayette," shows us its lighter side:
With the disheartening news about so many folks in the U.S. (and especially Louisiana) still in denial about the dangers of COVID-19 and its variants, it's a welcome change to read about people who are doing better, even if they're in another country.