This is Conaway “Connie”, of Gretna. It refers to his first tattoo story.
“My little girl has been hearing the story about my father allowing me tattoos if I get ‘I am dumb’ on my forehead.
When she was a sophomore at UNO we used to have lunch on Wednesdays. On Wednesday she told me she was too busy. She blew me away again the next Wednesday and this time I was concerned.
“The Wednesday following, I insisted that she meet me for lunch. Her face was strange when she arrived.
I asked her what the problem was. “She had a tattoo. When I inquired where she had it, she replied that her lower leg. No big deal, I replied.
“Then she said she made the dean’s list. I said, ‘If you make the dean’s list next semester, get another one.’
“Well, she did. She did it again. Again and again. She now has more than 30 tattoos.
“She has also received a Ph.D. at Harvard in evolutionary Biology, and she is now a tenured Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Carol Gaignard from New Iberia, tells the story of her tattoo:
“Back in the mid-50s, my grandparents invited all of their relatives over to eat at their Sunday barbecue.
“Most of our grandchildren were still in our teens and younger. Rudy, our cousin, was 20 years old. He had just come from the Navy.
He had an anchor tattoo on his bicep that he made move when he flexed. Our younger cousins were awestruck. He was cool and not too bad!
I asked him whether it hurt to have the tattoo done, and he replied that nothing hurts when you are drunk.
We all agreed that he was one of the most cool people we have ever met.”
Get in line
David Hart: “About tattoos or the military,” David Hart says. “I know of a guy who had his girlfriend’s initials tattooed on their upper arms because he thought she was THE ONE.”
“After her, the tattoo artist decided to draw just one line through her name. Then he tattooed beneath his new love.
“I haven’t seen how long the list became.”
Do you miss chocolate?
Jeannette, from Donaldsonville, shares this story about a sandwich:
“My brother Raymond lost my chocolate sandwich lunch while I was first grade at Saint Vincent Institute, now Ascension Catholic.
“My mother made the most delicious chocolate sandwiches. Hershey’s Cocoa, Pet Milk, and sugar were some of the ingredients she used.
It would become hard when she put the mixture onto white bread. This was delicious.
The school was run by the Daughters of Charity. They made lunch for us, I think.
(But, not chocolate sandwiches. …)
Oh. Never mind …
An old New Orleans firefighter explains that painting the fire hydrants red or green to reflect political views is an idea for Saturday. It is not It’s a great idea.
“Some have a color-coded indication of how large the water main is that the hydrant connects to. It will tell firefighters what water the firefighter can expect to get.”
Special People Department.
- Owen Lange Jr. turns 95 on Monday, August 22.
- Nancy Wolfe and Bill Wolfe of Belle Chasse will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Monday, August 22. She is a former Navy vet; she worked for the Department of Defense for 25 years.
Nancy Wolfe (mentioned above) explains one reason Bill Wolfe’s marriage has lasted for 63 years.
My husband said to me that we were going to be okay and would not go through a divorce, as long as I had enough onions.
“Each day that there’s only one onion in my house, I rush to get it replaced!”