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Re: Family... the kids... what's the word Chris Miller??

Oh I know what ya mean about those kids. Yep, they grow up very fast... before ya know it, they are off in directions that do not always include the folks.

Never-the-less, kids that are rooted with a good upbringing, will come back around to let ya know the things ya did right as a parent, a proud moment(s)... that is when that little happy tear runs down your cheek when nobody is looking and ya feel on top of the world, no matter who ya are or where you are.

Sometimes it takes the smallness of a child (or children) to reach the innards of an adult emotionally (song). Your children has touched me on a particular fathers day (you know what I mean)and many others for what I treasure more than gold. You have a dandy crop of youngsters and delightful wife and mother there Chris.... In this ole goofy world of this and that, I consider you a King and a wealthy man for such attributes of a fine family... That is all it takes for the light to shine in most mens world.

Sorry Braves, I had to lay that out there.. it is just that these Miller kids (and their Mom and Daddy) are very much admired by this old geezer Nonc, more than they will ever know.

Chris, I know the kids do sing, have they gravitated to playing any instruments ??

Nonc D

Re: Re: Family... the kids... what's the word Chris Miller??

Camryn, my 14 year old daughter, has been playing the guitar for about a year now. She is getting pretty good and has a good ear for chord changes. She has been sitting in with the band occassionally and is able to follow most 3 chord songs just great.

Colten, her twin brother, has been messing around with the piano a good bit lately. He has been learning "Rondo a la turca" by Mozart...mostly picking out by ear and following what he learned on his light-up key keyboard.

Candace, my 11 year old, has also started to learn a tiny bit of guitar and fiddle, but doesn't have the stick-to-it-ness of the other two. Caressa, my oldest (16) is pretty committed to singing and is not that interested in any instruments at this time.

Thank you for your kind words, Nonc. I have been truly blessed...thank you for reminding me. Sometimes I like to complain to God about all the things I am not happy about...you brought me right back to earth and my proper senses with your last post. Thanks so much.

Re: Re: Re: My Saturday Night Experience...Bubba Frey's

I have eaten (very good food) there and enjoyed the music and fun. The music is not the high energy thing the younger Cajun musicians are doing today, but is the real stuff that was played at house dances decades ago. I know i grew up with an accordion player, my Dad. Something for visitors to La to experience if they have an interest in the Cajun culture. And most of the musicians speak the Cajun dialect.


Re: Re: My Saturday Night Experience...Bubba Frey's

How is Bubba's known for its lack of service?

Re: My Saturday Night Experience...Bubba Frey's

Best boudin and boudin balls are in Opelousas, Billy and Ray's

Re: Re: My Saturday Night Experience...Bubba Frey's

Yeah, but which Billy's or Ray's?

I usually ask for Ray's... Billy's is spicier (hotter) but not as good as Don's in Carencro.


Best boudin I've ever had ~ and I've sampled it from lots of places ~ was being sold at a Cajun French Music Association dance/fundraiser held at the Yambilee Buiding in Opelousas. I still wonder where they got it from...

Re: Boudin

All this talk about Boudin has made me hungry for some and the only thing I have to eat for dinner tonite is chicken and homemade sausage gumbo!

Re: Boudin

That boudin is always donated from Bubba Frey at the Mowata Store. He is also a member of the CFMA and very good friends of Claudia Wood and Harry LaFleur (who was the founder of the organization. In fact he studied under Harry when learning to play the fiddle.

Re: My Saturday Night Experience...Bubba Frey's


Yeah, really enjoyed your set at The Liberty.
Good sound balance both vocally and with instruments.

It was Sunday morning here in Australia when we started streaming via KRVS and you came through loud and clear.

Hope to hear you again some time...
Darryl, Australia.

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