Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives by R. Reese Fuller PDF
By R. Reese Fuller
Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a suite of inventive nonfiction items in regards to the energetic personalities who name south Louisiana domestic. initially released in newspapers established in Lafayette-Times of Acadiana and self sufficient Weekly-the twenty-five profiles and lines offer interesting glimpses into the lives of famous Louisianans akin to James Lee Burke, Ernest J. Gaines, Elemore Morgan Jr., Buckwheat Zydeco, Marc Savoy, Boozoo Chavis, Calvin Borel, Santy Runyon, and Eddie Shuler. writer R. Reese Fuller additionally info the occasionally zany and infrequently tragic topics that populate the cultural panorama of south Louisiana, from Tabasco peppers to Angola criminal to cockfighting.Fuller brings years of expertise within the newspaper to undergo in this assortment, delivering behind-the-scenes entry no longer on hand in different places. Of specific notice are his interviews with musicians and native celebrities, who demonstrate how their love of the zone has prompted their paintings. Fuller's ordinary method of storytelling creates a publication that may be a pleasure to learn and really represents the folk of south Louisiana.
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The money he spends isn’t an investment, though. It’s just an expenditure of his hobby. He’s lucky if he breaks even in the long run and doesn’t mind losing the money. The enjoyment he gets out of raising, training, and fighting the roosters is compensation for the financial loss. He knows that there are those who object to his hobby, but 45 • A Fighting Chance “I don’t have nothing to hide, me. ” Like other cockfighters, Dugas enjoys “testing” his roosters with other game fowl breeders. He likes to go on Sunday afternoons.
I’ve heard of them eating a baby once. And I just hated these damn pigs. They couldn’t wait to get at the slop. ” It was half water. There was hardly anything in there. ” We fed the chickens corn. I’d go in the barn, and I’d shuck some corn and run it through the grinder and bring them corn. They were so used to eating slop, they wouldn’t even look at the corn. To me—fresh golden pretty clean corn—it looked so much better than slop. They didn’t even touch it, but I’d keep trying. I wanted to see how long it would take them.
They were so used to eating slop, they wouldn’t even look at the corn. To me—fresh golden pretty clean corn—it looked so much better than slop. They didn’t even touch it, but I’d keep trying. I wanted to see how long it would take them. And finally they did make the switch from the slop to the corn. And they’d even make more racket to get it because they were smart. They are very smart animals. You can train them to do all kind of tricks. I’ve seen people train them for tricks. ” It didn’t take them long, maybe four or five times, and then they wouldn’t even touch the slop.
Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives by R. Reese Fuller