Curtis, Thank You for the Birthday Wish, I will be 60 years old on February 11th. I bet we are very close in age - how old are you now?
Did you ever think you'd make it this far?
Your description of your home sounds terriffic. I never lived in the South, except Missouri, but I was an Ocassional Visitor to Louisiana (Sportsmans Paradise) especially New Orleans (to party when I was in 30-s - 40's. So I can kind of visualize your place.
I especially admire the Cajun Lifestyle with their respect for and caretaking of the environment. If I had lived in Louisiana, I'd probably be an old Coon-ass hunter, fisherman, with alot more knowledge about the waterways than I have now.
I remember that house we used to stay in for a month up on the border, it was somewhere around Regensberg I think. Sorry to hear of the death of fred harris, I would really like to get aholt of Mackey and Alpine. Mackey somewheres in Georgia and Alpine was from Rock Island Illinoise [I will never forget that] [Mackey was from Republic Michigan, and RC Johndson was from TExas, Jake was from MOntana].
Please post all the pics you have - If I see myself I will vote you in as President of the USA.