Notable Quotables (in their own words)

and this is part of why all the colleges my rising senior is looking at are *not* in Louisiana….

Louisiana Voice

“The flag of the oil companies still flies over the Louisiana Capitol today.”

—General Russel Honoré, US Army (Ret.), leader of Louisiana’s GreenArmy, and candidate for governor, commenting on the Louisiana House’s vote Thursday to not only kill future lawsuits against oil companies by levee boards, but to make such prohibition retroactive. The vote kills efforts by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SELPA-E) to force 97 oil and gas companies to repair the damage they have inflicted on Louisiana’s coastline and marshes over decades of pollution and misuse,.

“Thank all the people who worked to try make the oil industry obey the law and the legislators who voted to do so. I think many of the legislators who voted to kill the lawsuit know perfectly well that they were doing the wrong thing. This fight is not over. We will see you in court. And we will see you at the next election. Apparently…

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words have power

I’ve lived in south Louisiana all my life so, to me, it’s cool once it starts hitting the mid/lower 60s, and I say winter is 53 degrees and colder. This morning for some reason I didn’t look at my weather app first thing, most likely because I didn’t have to go to work today so “slept in” meaning got out of bed at 623 instead of the usual 523, and I got up and made coffee and was on the phone and didn’t want to wake my daughter so I moseyed on outside with my coffee and the phone and stood in the sun looking about and chit-chatting and when I got off, I poked about looking at the dead stuff, thinking about what I’ll be getting in a few months to replace it and I was thinking how lovely and comfortable it was and how “they” (the nameless weather “they”) had said it was going to freeze overnight. And I rolled my eyes at their silly, lying, maybe just ignorant, selves and I ambled back in and checked the weather app and it said it was 28 degrees out… !!!! I refreshed and it STILL said 28 degrees out! I was INSTANTLY freezing and miserable. Whoever said “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” was not a hothouse southern belle acknowledging winter temps cuz I about cried.

O Taiko Festival at Toyosumi Shrine in Yui, Shizuoka City on the New Year!

sounds fun, wish I could be there too 😀



On the new Year there are indeed quite a few unusual festivals happening, and Shizuoka is no exception!
I found this sign, among others,yesterday as I was strolling along the Old Kitakaido in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City and decided to investigate a little as I am really interested in attending it!


This is a very old festival indeed as it took place for the first time in 797!


It is one of the two major festivals in Yui with the Sakura Ebi Festival in May!
Yui had been a city of its own and one of the famous stations along the Old Tokaido Route as painted by Hiroshige until only a few years ago when it was merged into Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City


It has been held all the time at Toyosumi Shrine/豊積神社, a very old shrine built in 791!


The exact address is 静岡県静岡市清水区由比町町屋原185/Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimizu Ku, Yui…

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Prayer Request for Katherine

The Catholic Husband




“Our Dear friends’ beautiful 13 year old daughter, Katherine, is in the pediatric ICU tonight with a sudden and unknown illness. She checked into the local hospital on Wednesday morning but today was transferred to a major hospital in the city as initial attempts at identification of the cause and treatment failed and her condition continued to worsen. Doctors originally were thinking viral meningitis, but that has now been ruled out.  This wonderfully faithful family needs a miracle tonight!  Thanks in advance, and God bless.”

I just got this message tonight regarding a beautiful young lady I know personally. I realize that all of your are not Catholic or even Christian, but the Lord hears all prayers. Please lift her up in you prayers tonight, even if it is for just a short…

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