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#213560 - 12/14/13 08:14 AM My True Love Gave to Me
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
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In honour pf the fast-approaching season I'd like to share a little fun with you. I hope any Louisiana readers will not be offended.

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One Fine Day on the Bayou
(first of twelve)

Day 1: Dear Boudreaux, you one sweet lover done say you gonna sin little me one present all twelve days of Crissmus. I git so excited I no take my shrimp boat out fishin, eh? Thanks for de bird in de Pear tree. I fix it las' night with dirty rice. I doan tink de pear tree will grow in de swamp, so I swap it for a Satsuma.

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#213565 - 12/14/13 12:43 PM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6401
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Nice stuff, probably if you live in Louisiana. But
Christmas Day is Day One along with its Partridge.
Day 12 is Twelfth Night, January 6. The time before
Christmas is historically "Advent", to prepare for
Christmas.

So I suppose I say WELCOME, but you are just a mite off
on you calendar.
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#213566 - 12/14/13 02:03 PM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
How interesting, LukejavanVIII, but down here in the South we only celebrate Christmas until Christmas Day and then we throw the Christmas tree into a swamp to start a summer bream bed.

Go ahead, Bobby Shaftoe, pole your pirque down the bayou. Your cajun Christmas story is great fun.

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#213572 - 12/15/13 12:03 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: jenny jenny]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15

Day 2:
Dear Boudreaux, You letter say you sent two turtle doves, but all I got was two scrawny pigeons. Anyway, I mixed dem wid andouille an made some gumbo out of dem.

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#213575 - 12/15/13 11:21 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
How interesting, LukejavanVIII, but down here in the South we only celebrate Christmas until Christmas Day and then we throw the Christmas tree into a swamp to start a summer bream bed.

Go ahead, Bobby Shaftoe, pole your pirque down the bayou. Your cajun Christmas story is great fun.



I was not pooh-poohing him, just comparing traditions. The
tradidional with what happens in America. Christmas was
the partridge in days gone by, nowadays America sees the
Christmas tree in the creek, as you say, or on the
curb waiting for trash haulaway. Only Renaissance groups
celebrate Twelfth Night. The Orthodox Christians, however,
following the Julian Calendar celebrate Christmas on 6 January.
Go ahead Bob, I'm following you, and enjoying it too.


Among many others: Christmas Day is Day One
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_(song)


Edited by LukeJavan8 (12/15/13 11:27 AM)
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#213594 - 12/16/13 07:03 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15

Day 3: Dear Boudreaux, Why doan you sent some crawfish? I'm tired of eating dem darn birds. gave two of dose prissy French chickens to Marie Trahan over at Grans Bayou an fed the tird one to my dog Phideaux. Marie needed some sparing partners for her fighting rooster.

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#213622 - 12/17/13 05:57 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15

Day 4: Dear Boudreaux, Mon Dieux! I tol you no more friggin birds. Deez four, what you call dem "calling birds" were so noisy you could hear dem all de way to Napoleonville. I used dere necks for my crab traps, an fed de rest of dem to de gators.

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#213636 - 12/18/13 08:01 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15

Day 5: Dear Boudreaux, You finally sen' somethin useful. I like dem golden rings, me. I hocked dem at da pawn shop in Thibodeaux and got enuf money to fix da shaft on my shrimp boat an buy a round for da boys at de Raisin' Cane Lounge. Merci Beaucoup!

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#213651 - 12/19/13 10:42 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15
Day 6: Dear Boudreaux, Cochon! Back to da birds, you coonass turkey!!! Poor egg suckin' Phideaux is scared to death at dem six geeses. He tried to eat dems eggs and dey peck de heck out ah his snout. Dey good at eating cockroaches, though. I may stuff one of dem wit erster dressing on Christmas day.

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#213664 - 12/20/13 06:59 AM Re: My True Love Gave to Me [Re: Bobby Shaftoe]
Bobby Shaftoe Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 15

Day 7: Dear Boudreaux, I'm gonna wring your fool neck next time I see you. Thibeau, da mailman, is ready to kill ya. The merde from all dem birds is stinkin' up his mailboat. He afraid someone will slip on dat stuff and sue him good. I let those seven swans loose to swim on de bayou and some duck hunters from Mississippi blasted dem out of de water. Talk to you tomorrow.

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