The wedding ceremony was very nice, but the rain was pounding on the tent roof, and the parking was a nightmare.
All things considered, it was a nice event, although in retrospect, I don’t think an outdoor wedding in February might have been a great idea.
Saturday, when the first drop of rain fell, my phone went off again. By Sunday, when the sun had shone for a while, the phone came back to life, albeit with a lot of static.
Monday morning an AT&T man came out and spent quite a bit of time doing something here and there. So I guess I’m set again for awhile.
I’m told that Entergy is scheduled to put up a new pole in a week or so and then run all their lines on the new pole. When they’re finished, AT&T will run their lines on the pole, which is supposed to make everything hunky dory. We shall see.
The Nelson tree trimmers also came the same Monday morning as AT&T, so my yard was full of people in yellow vests, making a nervous wreck of my dog.
The trimmers are all very nice guys. They’re polite. They clean up after themselves pretty well, but I don’t understand the rationale in their cutting. They cut the top off one small cypress in my yard, but left all the lower branches, many of whom were touching the power lines. The same with another cypress close to my house. One branch actually rests on the lines but they didn’t cut that one. They did come back and clean out the mess of vines at the back of my house. I tried to get them to cut down an entire trash tree, but no luck.
The Food for Seniors distribution was postponed for a week until Wednesday, March 1, because of the Mardi Gras holiday.
Meanwhile, all of Baja St. Martin has been in a turmoil, because of the other food bank group, which the Ladies Auxiliary of the Stephensville Fire department contacted.
The ladies were nice enough to include Belle River and Four-mile bayou in their efforts to get this organization, which at first they thought was Second Harvest, but which has turned out to be something called Liberty Heights, to come to this area. Not just for seniors but for all who qualified.
The intentions of the auxiliary ladies were terrific, but the food bank people were not very accommodating at first. People had to wait hours to simply register and they weren’t contacted as to whether they qualified or not until 8 p.m. the night before the organization came to Stephensville.
A few people managed to get a number to call about the whole thing, and they were spoken to in an ugly manner.
After the first distribution by this organization, whatever it’s called, people said it worked out well, although I’m still hearing of some who were turned away, or not contacted at all. And I’m taking a bit of “flack” because people think I had some connection to all this, or that the Sheriff’s Office did, and both were absolutely not true. Sigh!
Anyway, I guess some people were given a ham, cereal, some canned goods and maybe more and were told they could get more in a month, but no exact date set!
So, neither the St. Martin Sheriff’s office nor Food for Seniors, nor myself, had anything to do with this Liberty Heights or whomever, but I thank the Ladies Auxiliary for getting some help for our residents. Especially Tonya Acosta and her husband, Adam who is the Stephensville fire chief.
Teche News’ Lower St. Martin correspondent, Linda Cooke, can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.