Nadine Mixon says daughter Wendy Lewis and husband James, who live in Atlanta, both attended LSU, so she shouldn’t be too surprised at this story:
“Last week, Wendy took my 3-year-old grandson, Jett, to an Atlanta Braves baseball game.”
Wendy told her, “Even though he was born in Atlanta, Jett is still a true LSU fan.
“We are at the Braves game and he keeps yelling ‘Tiger Bait!’ ”
Before I spoke to a seniors group at First Baptist Church in New Orleans, we were served a delicious lunch featuring a breaded, stuffed fish dish.
I remarked during my talk that it was the first time I had even had fish on Friday in a Baptist Church — and I expected their next event to be an Episcopalian-style wine and cheese party. …
“Bird Nerd,” of St. Gabriel, winds up our series on restrooms (hey, I don’t choose these topics — YOU do!) by calling Galatoire’s restaurant “top notch, in my book, in its response to the powder room needs of the gentler sex.”
An especially nice touch, she says, is the providing of mouthwash:
“I suppose this is in anticipation of the patrons’ indulging in some delicious Louisiana cooking, with a generous portion of garlic included.”
She suggests we establish a grading scale for powder rooms: “1 to 5 toilet flush handles to indicate the quality of powder rooms. I give Galatoire’s a 5 on the rating scale.
“Now that’s something to aim for. Get it?”
Faye Hoffman Talbot, of Jackson, is all for reading the newspaper (especially The Advocate, of course).
But the other day, she thought she had seen an example of how NOT to read your paper:
“While driving down La. 19, I was frightened by the Jeep approaching me in the other lane.
“In the driver’s seat was a person reading the newspaper.
“It was opened so it covered the whole width of the seat and the person’s face. I could only see the top of what looked like a man’s head.
“To my relief I realized it was the mail carrier, the steering wheel was on the opposite side of the car, and someone else was driving.
“The moral: Read your paper daily, just not while you are driving!”
Continuing our discussion of commercials, Jerry Berggren says, “Being raised in the New Orleans area, I will always remember the Maison Blanche commercials at Christmas time featuring Mr. Bingle.
“The jingle went like this:
“Jingle, jangle, jingle,
“Here comes Mr. Bingle,
“With another message from Kris Kringle.
“Time to launch your Christmas season,
“Maison Blanche makes Christmas pleasin.’
“Gifts galore for you to see,
“Each a gem from MB!”
Dionne Viosca, who mentioned wine names in the Monday column, says the correct name of the white wine made by Smoking Loon is “Steelbird,” not “Metallic Bird.”
Keith Horcasitas, who works with the elderly, says, “In the past, one of my clients lost a pet and went through some understandable grief.
“We also went through that same kind of loss with our last poodle, Raphael.
“My wife, Maria, wondered if The Advocate ever considered posting obits with pics in a separate section for one’s deceased pets.
“Could be a windfall, as I’m sure y’all would have a lot of takers!”
Woman’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit benefits from a “Sew Small Fun Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran in Gonzales, sponsored by The Giving Quilt Inc.
Contact Candy Bergeron at (225) 936-2238 or email@example.com.
Special People Dept.
- Anne Tolusso, of Central, celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday.
Gladys Chachere, of Opelousas, celebrated her 98th birthday Sept. 14 — with a trip to the health club.
Ruby Miller Gray, of Denham Springs, celebrated her 94th birthday on Sunday.
Louise Saucier, of Lake Sherwood Village, celebrated her 90th birthday Monday. She is a former resident of Marksville.
Louis and Mary Rose Clement, of Plaquemine, celebrated their 63rd anniversary Saturday, Sept. 21.
Algie Petrere tells of the gent who, at his 103rd birthday party, was asked if he planned to be around for his 104th.
“I certainly do,” he replied. “Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104.”
Joe Guilbeau, of Plaquemine, is enjoying our series on telephone party lines:
“I am reminded of a loquacious elderly lady who stayed on the phone so much that if you needed a doctor, you had to send a postcard!”
Write Smiley at Smiley@theadvocate.com. He can also be reached by fax at (225) 388-0351 or mail at P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.