Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Foibles ~~ Boudreaux's Gene Pool

Hope all of you are sliding into a great weekend this beautiful TGIF. {See photos at bottom for a glimpse of the heaven I'm soaking up at Kat's. Hope I can make myself go home at some point. Hehe.}

Here's a new Boudreaux & Thibodaux episode involving one of our crazy Cajun friends. Thank my dad for forwarding it to me. :D


Boudreaux, an 80-year-old South Louisiana Cajun, goes to the doctor for his every year check-up. The doctor is amazed at what good shape he is in and asks, "How you stay in such great physical condition, Boudreaux?"

"Mais, I stay in da swamp and I hunt and fish every day," says Boo with a grin, "and dat's why I'm in such good shape, yeah. I'm up before da daylight and out hunting or fishing all day. I have me a beer for breakfast and at lunch and wit my supper. And I have a shot of hooch before bedtime. And I say my prayers every night. And all is well wid me." 

"Well", says the doctor, "I'm sure dem prayers helps, but there's got to be more to it. How old was your father when he died?"

"Who said Pop's dead?"

The doctor is amazed. "You mean you're 80 years old and your father's still alive? How old he is?"

"Pop be a hunert (100) next month," says Boudreaux. "In fack, he hunted wit me dis morning, and den we went to dis (this) place called Da Deer Camp and popped a few tops wit da fellas, and dat's why Pop's still alive. He's a tough ol' Cajun man and he hunts and fishes every day too." 

"Well," the doctor says, "that's great, but I'm sure there's more to it than that. How about your father's father? How old was he when he died?"

"Who said my Paw Paw's dead?"

Stunned, the doctor asks, "You mean you're 80 years old, your father is 100 and your grandfather's still living? Incredible! How old he is?"

"We tink 'bout 118," says the old Cajun. Him like his beer too, but he wont touch da hard stuff, no."

The doctor is getting frustrated at this point. "So, I guess your grandfather went hunting and fishing with y'all this morning too?"

"No, Paw Paw couldn't go dis time. He's jumpin' da broom today." 

At this point the doctor is close to losing it. "Getting married! Why would a 118-year-old man want to get married?"

Boudreaux looks down at the floor and mumbles, "Who said he wanted to?"


Hope that gave you a grin. Now for some scenery that makes ya go Ahhhhhh...


Travis Erwin said...

Love it. Reckon he had a musket wedding rather than a shotgun wedding.

Shigune Matsui said...

Totally lovin' the flowers :p

Karen said...

lol.....dem boys!!! What a beautiful spot, and with Kathryn. Have fun.

t i m said...

ha-ha! i liked that one - hope you're having a great time at Castle Magendie. ;)

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Travis. True dat.

Thanks, Shigune!

It's heavenly here, Karen. And I AM having a wonderful time. :D

t i m - Most definitely having a grand time~!

DL Hammons said...

A smile (from the story) and a sigh (from the pictures) in the morning. What a start to the day! Thank you.

Deb Shucka said...

Love the laugh. Love the pictures. So glad you're getting this time.

JKS said...

The pictures make me go "Ahhhh!" Except the topiary.... that one makes me go "Uh....?"

Marguerite said...

Dem good ole Cajun boys sure know how to live! lol So, so funny, sha! And now you are making me want to visit Kat! Great pics, so glad you're enjoying yourself!

Debbie said...

Too funny! You brought a smile to my face this morning.

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