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Buras Water Tower Collapse

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: September 11, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I noticed that a few people found my site by searching for phrases similar to “Katrina water tower collapse.” My blog came up because I talked about the water tower collapse in Hurricane Audrey years ago so it made me wonder there was yet another water tower collapse. I was... more

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Off to Lafayette

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: September 10, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

My roommates and I have confirmed flights to Lafayette for next weekend! We hope to work at the pet shelters in New Iberia, Baton Rouge or Slidell. We will work with both NoahsWish.org and the Humane Society of the US. First thing this week, we are going to get vaccinations. I hope to... more

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Chad Meaux of Kaplan in Newsweek

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: September 7, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

Mom bought a Newsweek – September 12, 2005 issue and was going thru it when she recognized a face from Kaplan. She then read the caption: “Holding On Tight: Volunteer Chad Meaux and 4-year-old Clara Anisha Brown embrace on a ride through flooded streets after Clara and her family were... more

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Kaplan and Katrina

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: September 6, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I found some international news that talks about our hometown of Kaplan, population 5,000. They pronounce a couple things wrong (Touchet is Too Chet, not Too Shay. Dubois is Doo Bwah not Doobwah. Lafayette is Laffy ette not LahFahYette) but other than that, it’s a nice article. They are talking... more

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Childhood Hurricane Memories

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: August 28, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

So Katrina is about to hit Louisiana and like everyone else, I’m pretty worried. The warning only goes as far as Morgan City which is about an hour east of Lafayette. It’s on the outer most part of Cajun Country. I can’t imagine what New Orleans is going to look... more

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Cajun Roadkill

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: May 6, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

Pooh Yie! I been to Holly Beach! Last week, I went to Louisiana to get as much video as possible of Cajun traditions and of my grandma and great aunt (taunt) telling stories. I came back with about 6 hours of video but I still have to encode it. Still,... more

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An Open Letter to Sonic Drive-In

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: May 5, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

A Cajun friend and I were talking about how much we dislike being known for cooking “blackened” food even though neither of us have ever made it or even eaten it. After  our conversation, I was prompted to write to Sonic Drive-In which just introduced a new “Cajun” burger. The... more

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A Gift from Maw-Maw

By: Chrissy LeMaire | On: April 5, 2005 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

My mom, the Maw-Maw of RealCajunRecipes.com, got really creative and decided to frame my niece and nephew’s favorite recipes and give it to them as a Christmas gift. (Ain’t that so Cajun.. getting gifts that revolve around food? 😉 This is what my nephew’s recipe looked like:   Click for... more

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