Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair
L'Acadie, there's a book called The Hand Maiden's Tale that was written when Reagan was in office. It applies more now than it did then though. You should pick up a copy. The scenario is a little different from yours, but it stems from the same basic fears.
If you do have to make a break for it, you might want to consider Manitoba. We have a pretty big French-speaking population here and it's my understanding that there were some pretty strong ties between Riel and the Acadiens.
I'll look in the local library for it or order it from central library which I think has everything but the Gutenberg Bible!
A lot of Cajun have made Manitoba their summer home and the French Speaking Manitobans snow bird down here in the winter! Our good friends who play music do some festivals up there and we have been invited to accompany them, if I only had vacation time left!
I spent a few days around St. Joseph and Letillier,
parked in the City Park and visiting the area! My daughters were a hit with their French and the Wife and Myself found ourselves having people stop by the camper to visit the Louisianais! Louis Riel lived in Lafayette, Louisiana for a time (hiding out) and there is an Acadian Urban Legend about illegitimate Children around here! Somebody has Catholic Masses said for the repose of the Soul of Louis Riel and Justice for the cause of the Acadien People!
I was visiting Jasper National Park and visiting some distant family up at Battleford, Sask who own a wheat and canola farm (I read your posts about Monsanto, don't ever become indebted to those B*****DS, the farmer's chemical wheat storiy is another story, these folks had plenty of stories!) which is more work than anything I want to do but they love it, nearly 80 now they really love the land!
Coming back in the US below Winnipeg was a trip because the US Customs agent didn't believe all these kids were ours and we had to present passports and birth certs! One of our little wise gals piped up she would rather stay with Mdm. de C. in Canada and the customs agent thought he had busted a kiddie smuggling ring! I offered to let Charlotte stay! Wifey was not amused to say the least! :P
Yeah, definately a possibility, just have to head up I-49 to Shereveport. LA., take 71 to Kansas City, MO and the I-29 to the border!
Could be a possibility after Nov 3rd!