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Swamp People Visit Houma — 26 Comments

  1. I have never had the honor of watching the show since I don’t have cable or satellite. It sounds like the stars of the show are good to their fans!

  2. Pretty mice way to spend a Saturday, unless you are Troy’s daugher-in-law.

    I know no one ever uses it anymore, but if you have a can of Hair spray, spray Miah’s cap bill. Its clear so you can see thru it, but it will protect the signature for awhile from dirt water, smearing, etc….

    Miah was lucky, sauce piquant is much better than just old fried gator.

    I guess all he has left to meet is Mr Troy and the Guy from Hammond that hunts with his dog in his Oshgosh shorts!

    • I do happen to have a can of hairspray I can use. Thanks for that. The sauce piquant was so spicy, that Miah’s eyes were watering!!! He has no interest in meeting Kleibert!!!

  3. Whoa hoo streaming swampiness on my Mac. I’ll watch a couple.

    Weather is really nuts here tstorms popping up. How’s the yak gonna get out that way. 12 inches rain south of me and streams are muddy as heck. Not sure what happened but we have reverted to the rivers of my youth.

  4. BW,the swamp people show is one our favorites along with Lizard Lick Towing,that show should get an Emmy for comedy.I also think it’s great that Miah is getting to meet his heroes.Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there.

  5. BW, you are one fine Mama to spend all that time – sounds like tracking the Swamp People’s harder than tracking gators.

    Me, I’m for that Voodoo Bayou. Good sound. One of these days I’ll start prowling again and I wouldn’t mind finding those guys somewhere!

    • Voodoo Bayou is really getting around now. The leader, Kyle Domangue, has some pretty cool originals. I wish I could go more often. Hey, there is a big shindig on September 10th down on Grand Isle and they will be playing along with two other bigger bands. September 10: 6:45pm UPLIFTING THE COAST FESTIVAL, Grand Isle, LA. Maybe if your mom is squared away by then, you could come down for the celebration!

  6. Does Miah prefer to meet Troy, or would he settle for an autograph?
    Don’t feel too bad about forgetting the sunscreen. As hot as it is and so much sweating, it would have been almost useless in short time. Visor and bald are not a good combo unless it’s night time or indoors. But hey, what can we (your readers expect)… you’re such a BAD mom, you only spent hours in 90 plus degree for Miah. Maybe we could persuade Capt. Swallow to make you walk the plank! Bad, Bad Mom!
    All kidding aside, with or without Troy, I’ll bet Miah had a wonderful day. I’ll even bet Mom did too!

    • Well, he wanted to wear his visor that he bought from Trigger Tommy, of course! Oh, I did have a good day. I wanted to see Liz! But the bonus was near the end of the day while we were sitting on the curb watching for Troy. I recognized a distant cousin from south Texas. I called out, “Hey Sister!” And she wheeled around and said, “Gotta be my cousin because nobody but family calls me Sister!” Her real name is Karen, but it was years before I ever knew her real name. Only ever saw her on the rare occasion of family reunions. She and her husband were there with their grandson (who lives in Houma) because he wanted to see Troy and they had also started out a the Rouse’s but the line was way too long. Anyway, Miah wants to MEET Troy, not just buy an autographed photo. It’s okay. We’ll get another chance. If not, I’ll drive him up to Pierre Part and we’ll go find Troy ourselves. And you KNOW I will do that.

    • Walking the plank – that’s only a myth – much easier to toss ’em overboard!
      Of course we’d never do that to our good mate BW, especially since she & her family are honorary Pyrates! (not to mention she’s one o’ the hardest working Mom’s in…well, just about any business!)

      Speaking o’ Pyrates…Trapper Joe has a secret history that he may not even know!
      Two years ago when we were down in Grand Isle, we happened to stop for a bite o’ lunch…as we left we met the owner o’ the Salon next door, Jerry…LaFont. Turns out he’s the La. rep for Paul Mitchell Products (travels all over the place) & owns 2 salons (the other is in in LaRose). Ye can find him on Facebook //www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-LaFont/1777425483

      Jerry knows something about the LaFont family history and their famous relation; Barthelemy LaFon – “The Architect Of New Orleans” and compatriot of Jean & Pierre Laffite! The name has swapped the “T” back and forth for generations…a bit like the spelling(s) o’ Laffite vs. Lafitte.

      Ol’ Barthelemy was a smart lad – architect, engineer, surveyor (so he was probably a good artist as well). He was responsible for the planning & design of the Lower Garden District as well as parts o’ the Bywater & Bayou St. John. He was fond o’ the Greek classics, using the names o’ the 9 Muses for the streets (thus proving that it’s supposed to be pronounced Cal-eye-o-pee, not Cally-ope), created the grid pattern and had many other grand plans that didn’t quite make it into the final reality. He also surveyed and recommended improvements to the fortifications of New Orleans during the War of 1812, designed the town o’ Donaldsonville near Baton Rouge & was a noted map maker!

      He was a good and valuable mate to Pierre Laffite – the business brains o’ the two brothers (and the only one to actually live in the Vieux Carre – Jean kept to his Baratarian “kingdom”).

      • Thank you! Thank you! I love it when you share your vast historical knowledge with us!!! I doubt Trapper Joe knows about his connection to the great city, though. Anyway, I pronounced Caliope the “correct” way and when I did, the lady in New Orleans looked at me like I was CRAZY! She had no clue what street I was referring to. And boy would I have died and gone to Map-Geek Heaven if I ever come across one of Barthelemy Lafon’s maps!!! By the way, I still have a gift here for you and the Mrs. Not sure when I’m getting up that way . . . .

  7. I was in the Bass Pro Shop in Denham Springs, and they have a big cutout of Troy and his son. They will be in the store from Noon until 4pm on July 16th. Maybe you and Miah can make it over there to see them.

    • Hey Christian? Have we met? I read their schedule but thanks for the reminder. I’m sure, though, it is going to be CRAZY there. Since this day at Rouse’s, I have talked to people who got in line at 7 a.m. to see him. 7 a.m.? Are you kidding me? Thanks again and come back soon! BW

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