Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Sunday, March 31, 2013

So far today, we got up, ate some delicious, locally-grown grapefruit and went to Easter Mass.  The congregation is made up of various ethnic groups, more varied than we've seen in a long time.  The music, which emanated from the rear center of the church, was fantastic! The congregation sung too, so it gave us a chance to exercise our vocal cords.

The last song was very cool.  A chorus, primarily made up of folks of African-American heritage, supported an amazing singer, a male of the same persuasion.  They sang "And Jesus washed our sins away."  I sounded like we were in a Black Gospel Revival Tent and joyfully added our hand clapping to that of the rest of the folks.   

We both agreed that we'd never celebrated Easter in such a memorable fashion.  Folks were friendly and the celebrant had a sense of humor.  What more can a man ask for in the Cajun Center of Louisiana?

It's nice and "toasty" here in the park.  We'll enjoy that as long as we can, since thunderstorms are forecast for later in the day.  Dinner will be at half six.  We can make it that long...

As afternoon drifted in, so did the wind and thunderstorm.  The rain was only intermittently heavy, although it sounded so in the coach.  It relented a bit as we walked over to the "rec hall" for another shot at getting happy.  We visited with several folks near us and then the food onslaught began.  As with most potlucks, the food was both numerous and delicious.  From roast turkey with all of the trimmings to baked ham and various local sausages.  Casseroles, salads and rolls filled out the menu.

Today is Betty, the owner's, birthday along with a couple of others and an anniversary or two. Cards and gifts were presented and we really had a great time.  The food was outstanding.  It seems that everyone brought their speciality.  The cake was a custom job, with the signage from the park as a theme.

We're back in Shorty now and the rain has ceased.  Time to get online and relax.

We'll be back in Texas tomorrow and I'll fill you in, if the data connection is up to par.

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photodon on

Nothing like Easter Sunday in a revival atmosphere. Sounds like fun. And then there's the food. Happy Easter, Ralph & Lynn.

Dennis on

Sounds like Easter was very special for everyone in attendance. Be safe.

Sus on

Sounds like a great time for the two of yas! Beautiful MT day here. Took a run up to the Missouri. Davey fished.... I stretched out on the picnic table and read my book! W e are all blessed! ��

ferdie on

What a neat sounding service/day you had! Warm and sunny here, Happy Easters were all around via phone calls and a visit with the kids for a egg hunt my Lucas! Loves that brown sugar! Floor looks very colorful/beautiful, we are pleased. Very nice obit for Vince, Mike and Chris Casey drove all the way up from Tx. Have fun.....hugs

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