Author Archives: .anonymous

 Louisiana Humor

In Louisiana, for right or wrong, there are many “Boudreaux” jokes told by both those who are “Cajun” French (i.e., descendants of Acadiennes forcibly expelled from what is now Nova Scotia for refusal to take the oath of loyalty to their king after the British conquered New France) and others. The loss to Canada has […]

 Kids in Church

One of a from time-to-time series of Kids praying in church. A little boy was overheard praying: ‘Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am.’

 On Why I Am No Snowman

On Why I Am the No Snowman Preface It is 11 December, 2011 as I write this and officially winter here where I live in the United States; so, brrrr right? Nope. It is 76 F, in Mandeville, outside New Orleans, Louisiana. The humidity is low, and the sun is shining down on us from […]

 A New York City Haunting

OK, I know that Halloween has passed for another year (for most of us at least lol). But whilst going through one of my favorite sites “The Bowery Boys: New York City History” I came across an interesting tale for the season, which I’ve reproduced below. Knowing something of the city, all I can say […]

 My Hero

Those of you who have been following my blogs might have noticed that my dad doesn’t figure too highly in my childhood reminiscences. This is because he didn’t figure too much in my childhood. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t his fault. When I was still quite young, he joined the merchant navy and was […]

 More Ramblings……

It was whilst we were still living in our second home, that I discovered that I had an entrepreneurial streak. Living in a large seaport, there was always a plentiful supply of American comic-books, passed to me by friends and family. I loved them with a passion. Superman, Superboy, Green Lantern…..you name it, I had […]

 A Change Of Pace Today

Today, for a change of pace (mainly because I don’t want to strain the brain remembering my childhood lol), I’ve decided to post a “Pome Wot I Rote” some years ago. What’s more, someone was actually brave enough to publish it in an anthology. Needless to say, I think it’s now out of print. That’ll […]

 Further Childhood memories

The house that we moved to when I was about 6 was where I spent what was the happiest part of my childhood. Looking at it now brings back so many memories. The street has hardly changed, apart from some general cosmetic alterations to some of the houses. It was located in an area of […]

 Childhood Revisited

It’s true what they say……As you get older, you spend more time thinking about the people and places of your childhood. Sometimes these memories become hazy and seen through rose-tinted glasses (or beer goggles depending on the time of day). It becomes even more confusing if, like me, you have moved around a lot during […]