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Re: Re: Re: Music discoveries of the NEW year

Some of my fondest memories growing up were of the boucheries. We didnt do any dancing that I remember, but man the food. Luckily most of the food that we had can still be bought in many stores there. Doesnt have the atomosphere though.

My grandmother used to make the rice dressing and put in a big bowl with one big spoon in it and set it on the big table where we were all cutting. Everyone just used the one spoon to grab a bite everynow and then.

Boucheries used to bring together my extended family that we usually only see for funerals now.

Bryan Lafleur

Re: Re: Re: Re: Music discoveries of the NEW year

Like I said, I've only been to one but what a time. The only one that didn't have a good time was the pig. But, man, the sausage, the pork meat, the hogshead cheese, the "fess de cochon". Man that was some good.

Unfortunately, I was raised by strict Christian parents (no negative comments about Christianity, please) so I kinda had limited access to my grandpa's side of the family (which was part of the culture). I did miss alot of the barbeques and boucheries because my mom feared the "beer drinkin" and the "cussin" would corrupt me and the ones I did attend, my mom watched me like a hawk and wouldn't let me get to close to the crowd because I'd pick up a new bad habit or cuss word. Go to a dance hall, FORGET IT! "those people are all drunks. All they want to do is drink, sin, and cuss.", well, true, but not as horrible as my mom made them out to be. Now that most of those "good ol days" are gone, I miss them dearly. Yeah we have barbecues and get-togethers, but it ain't NUTHIN' like it used to be, not like you see in those videos.

By the way, just watched both films again today.

Jamey Hall's most excellent Cajun Accordion Music Theory

Brett's all new Cajun Accordion Music Theory for all keys!

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