Jerry Leggio was going to an eye doctor appointment when he encountered an elderly couple at the elevators:

“The lady said, ‘You think this one is working?’ to which he said, ‘How the hell should I know?’

“She said, ‘Should we try it?’ He said, ‘Hell, I don’t care.’

“As we entered, she looked at the panel and said, ‘What floor?’ He said, ‘How the hell should I know? It’s YOUR appointment.’

“I told her that if she had an appointment with the eye doctor, he was on the fourth floor.

“She said, ‘Thank you, sonny.’

“At the desk, the receptionist asked him what time his appointment was for, and he said, ‘Hell, I don’t know, it’s for HER!’

“When the sign-in process was finally completed, I stepped up to sign in myself when I heard, ‘Agnes, where the hell are you?’

“I’m sure he eventually found her, but I must say this little adventure completely freed me of any stress I had been having about my own appointment.

“And I’m still smiling at being called ‘sonny.’ ”

Boucherie, anyone?

Bo Bienvenu says, “I read an article in The Advocate that said a town in New York has a problem with too many feral hogs.

“If the situation gets really dangerous up there, we could go to Avoyelles Parish and round up Cochon de Lait Team 6 and send them to solve the problem.”

Marriage causes divorce!

Bill Davis says, “A headline in Tuesday’s Advocate said ‘Divorce rate in La. above nation’s.’

“Beneath that was this subhead: ‘Analysts: Marriage rate likely cause.’

“In the vernacular of our own grass-chewing Mad Hatter Les Miles, ‘Ya think?’ ”


Fred Dupré says, “Being in my octogenarian year, never could I have imagined that I would experience pleasant dining at a fast food restaurant.

“McDonald’s at Drusilla and Jefferson, for the past several months, has had light classical background music.

“It’s amazing — the pleasant sound is reflected in all ages of patrons and employees as well as my digestion.

“To verify, go try the new McAmbiance Meal.”

Lafayette remembers

Rabbi Barry Weinstein’s birthday is Sept. 11, and since the attack on that date he’s been holding memorial services to mark that event.

They were first held in Baton Rouge, and now that he’s in Lafayette at Temple Shalom, the service will be at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Parc Sans Souci from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.

Taking part will be Lafayette City-Parish President Mayor Joey Durel, Bishop Michael Jarrell, Fire Chief Robert Benoit and the Lafayette Fire Department Color Guard, Lt. Col. David Gooch, of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Lafayette students and a bagpipe band.

Weinstein will give the memorial address and benediction.

Poupart’s Bakery will provide an American flag birthday cake for the occasion.

Good Samaritans

Shirley Pourciau, of Wakefield, thanks “the good Samaritan gentleman who observed me in distress in my car in the Ralph & Kacoo’s parking lot and called for EMS.

“He may have saved my life.”

Special People Dept.

• Rosa Blanchard, of D’Ville House in Donaldsonville, celebrated her 99th birthday Sunday.

• Mandy and Ray Bates, of Zachary, celebrate their 66th anniversary Thursday.

• Earl and Carole Corkern, of Hammond, celebrate 59 years of marriage Thursday.

Some silver lining!

George Lane says, “The bad news is the poll released that said a majority believe our economy is headed in the wrong direction.

“The good news is the price of gas is so high we’ll never get there.”

Close enough

Cathy Braud tells why she thinks grandchildren are so grand — they make you smile:

“My 2?-year-old granddaughter Cam was visiting with her other grandmother recently, and they attended church.

“When it came time for everyone to stand and say the Apostles Creed, she stood up, placed her hand on her heart and proceeded to say the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Divine intervention

Dianna Sussmann says, “My 4- and 6-year-old grandsons, Jack and Josh, were spending the night and saying their bedtime prayers.

“The ‘God bless …’ part went on and on to avoid turning off the lights.

“Finally, Jack ended it by saying, ‘And God bless Drew Brees, because he rocks!’ ”