The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Our Camp (Barry Sons-Berwick, LA)

It sat on a barge of three inch planks, painted red led, solid as a tank

Papas’ house is what it was; the curved roof house on the big red barge.

In it he was quite content, so from November to March was spent.

Setting traps, running lines, breaking ice in bitter cold. Skinning

Tearing hides off carcasses, popping dry and stretching pelts.

Sometimes hides drying over our beds when he didn’t build a drying shed.

Waking to the smell of biscuits, myrtle burning in the stove. Throwing

Mud balls at my sisters, running Lollie when it wasn’t cold. Exploring

bayous in piroques. That’s how I spent my winters in the curved roof

house on the big red barge

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