Sunday, January 27, 2013

Swamp Legends

Louisiana is well known for its legends. No one knows what's lurking in the dark bayous and swamps, although many a tale has emerged.

One such legend is performed by The Charlie Daniel's Band in this video by WoW. Enjoy.


If you like legends, don't forget to download The Legend of Ghost Dog island into your e-reader!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Some Cajun Humor - Boudreaux and the Bridge

Justin Wilson is one of my favorite Cajun storytellers. His sense of humor and his thick accent remind me of my own late father.

Most Louisiana folks know our old friend Boudreaux is the mascot of many a Cajun joke. So here we go....

Boudreaux and the Bridge.
Boudreaux lived across the bayou from Clarence, who Boudreaux did not like. There was no bridge or other easy way to cross the bayou so the two would argue by yelling across the bayou.
Boudreaux would often yell across the bayou to Clarence, "Clarence, if I had a way to cross dat bayou, I would come beat you up!".

The threats continued for many years.

One day the state built a bridge across the Bayou.

Soon after the bridge was built, Boudreaux's wife, Clotile, says "Boudreaux, you've been talking about going across dat bayou to beat up Clarence all dese years. Now that they have dat bridge, what are you waiting for?"

So Boudreaux decided it was time to go see Clarence, so he started walking down to the bridge.

Just as he was getting ready to cross the bridge, he looks up at the sign on the bridge, reads it, and goes back home.

When Boudreaux gets home, Clotile asks "Mais, Boudreaux, did you go beat up Clarence?" Boudreaux said, "Mais no Clotile, dat sign on dat bridge says 'Clearance 13 feet 3 inches'. Mais, Clotile, Clarence don't look dat big from across de bayou!"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cajun Humor from Justin Wilson, Part 2

As promised, the second part in Justin Wilson's album, The Humerous World of Justin Wilson, from YouTube. (Wanted to load another picture of Justin, but Blogger isn't cooperating.)

No one speaks the language of the Cajuns better than Justin Wilson.

The Humerous World of Justin Wilson

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Justin Wilson - Cajun storyteller

 On Wednesdays, Bayou Tales will feature Louisiana tidbits

Today, and the next few Wednesdays, I am pleased to present a great Cajun story teller, Justin Wilson.

Justin knows how to tell a great Cajun tale. He was born in Roseland, Louisiana, on April 24, 1914, and died in Baton Rouge on September 5, 2001, at age 87. He was known for his Cajun cooking show, has several Cajun cookbooks to his credit, as well as many comedy albums.

In this one he explains what a Cajun is. You'll enjoy it...I garontee!

The Humor of Justin Wilson - Part one

Tune in next Wednesday for Part two.