Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Childhood Favorite....

I loved this book from my childhood. I lived in Louisiana from the time I was 3 until I was 8. My mom read it to me when I was little, and I thought it was hilarious. I know this is not the original. (And I do love the original.) But, it holds special memories for me and my momma. Memories of silly happy times together. So, since it is the Christmas season, I thought I would share a little snippet. I got the idea from Sarah, who is starting Read With Me Wednesdays, where she is sharing some of her favorite children's books. What a wonderful idea!

This book is written in Cajun slang, which is part of what makes it special. The story features alligators instead of reindeer, which makes it unique to Louisiana bayou area that it is set in.

Twas the night before Christmas, an' all t'ru de house,
Dey don't a ting pass Not even a mouse
De chirren been nezzle good snug on de flo'
An Mamma pass de pepper t'ru de crack on de do'.

De Mama in de fireplace done roas' up de ham,
Sit up de gumbo an' make de bake yam.
Den out on de by-you dey got such a clatter,
Make soun' like old Boudreau done fall off his ladder.

I hope you are enjoying many sweet memories and I'm wishing you all blessings on your day!


Sandra said...

What a fun memory to have for this time of year!!!

Christy said...

so funny :) My family is from South Mississippi and I still come across people who speak true Cajun pretty often!

THANK YOU THANk YOU THANK YOU for the baby gift!! That was SUCH a sweet surprise :) It made my day and I needed that with sick children! Thank you :)

Catherine Sledge said...

I love this!! My husband's whole fam is from south Louisiana--do they sell it in regular bookstores? I would love to get it for him and maybe his parents as a Christmas happy. I will look on Amazon for sure. Also--did you write that poem that is on the right side of your blog? I love it!! (And ps thanks for the comment on my blog a few posts back--good to "meet" you! :)

Tiffany said...

Hey Catherine! Thanks for visiting! I didn't have much luck getting it at Boarders or Barnes and Nobel, but, I am way up here in Ohio right now. I know there are several copies on e-bay right now. Some for bid, some you can buy on the spot. Just plug in the name and leave the other blank on all catergories, and it will come up:) I think that is a great idea for a little "happy" for Christmas. I did write the poem on my sidebar. I thought it kinda described me a little bit and the theme I was going for with my blog. Blessings on your day!