Everett Alexander, the late father of a man I recently interviewed, was a World War II veteran and was a part of what is widely considered the greatest generation in American history, the G.I. generation.
The G.I. Generation was children of the World War I generation and fought in World War II.
Most went through the Great Depression. Because they went through a rough patch in our nation’s history, their personality is assertive, they’re energetic do’ers, they helped save the country from dictatorship and continued to build our nation.
When I was 6 years old, I was in Mrs. Pyburn’s first-grade class at the A.E. Phillips School. We learned to write with fat yellow pencils that fit our small hands, and to read with “Alice and Jerry” books.
One of the advantages of growing your own herbs is being able to harvest fresh herbs when you need them for whatever the occasion calls for, cooking, potpourri, decorations, etc. Proper harvesting and preservation of herbs for future use allows herbs to be available throughout the year.
Herbs should be harvested when the oils responsible for flavor and aroma are at their peak. Proper timing depends on the plant part you are harvesting and the intended use.
Public outcry continues as domestic violence programs across our state endure the painful process of cutting staff and services in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s mid-year budget cuts. It is now more important than ever that we begin our efforts to ensure that these cuts are not permanent. As the legislative session approaches, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is reaching out to each of the senators and representatives who serve our seven parishes. We are also in communication with our United States senators and representatives. We want them, as well as the districts they represent, to know how critical our services are, and how profound the loss will be if they are cut.