Crystal Hefner Truly Lovely

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Seeing Hugh Hefner and his pretty wife, Crystal, together is a beautiful scene. Hefner has very good taste in women, and does himself a fine service by having Crystal by his side. I am guilty of making a silly joke below; but, to be sincere, I think that Hefner has been a man who has always had his feet grounded on a solid foundation. I think that he has an excellent cranial system.

Hugh and Crystal Hefner make a very lovely couple.

Hugh and Crystal Hefner make a very lovely couple.

My Lovely Co-Pilot

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — When I was young, I had one like this (in picture below) cooking for me and inhabiting my kitchen. Now, I am old and have to do my own cooking and taking care of my own kitchen. My co-pilot is still in the vicinity, but she does not dress like that anymore.

I believe that the good Lord wants everyone to have a co-pilot in this life in order to help navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters and rough terrain. Sometimes your co-pilot might run his/her mouth too much or snap off in the cranial area occasionally. However, without your co-pilot close by, you might not see an upcoming boulder in the road or a pit in the ground. Thank God for co-pilots.

I had one like this when I was young.

I had one like this when I was young.

BOSCOVILLE (Gazette) — There are laws in our constitution that protect the White House against slanders and attacks from traitors and foreigners who are bent on crushing our president and the White House. Zionistic and terroristic Israeli leader Netanyahu and the hateful, traitorous Republican Congress need to be taken to task for their traitorous assaults against the White House and our American president.

No! No! No! Please do not tell me that the hate and ugliness which is growing in this country will reach the depths of the early 20th Century. What in the world will the upcoming years bring us in this century? I believe that no one knows the depths that hatred will take in the coming years. I blame the hateful Republicans and hatemongers like FOX NEWS.

Why aren’t the local authorities in Mississippi investigating this hanging like they should? Why is it taking the FBI to investigate this lynching? I have been recently thinking about moving to Mississippi to be close to the beautiful beaches and the lovely scenery. However, if this pot of hatred in Mississippi is brewing up and beginning to boil over, I will probably look in another direction.

Candice Bergen says that she does not eat to live, but she lives to eat. She says that she loves food.

Mardi Gras Weekend Next Week

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — If you are not already packing your suitcase in preparation to head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2015, you need to make up your mind quickly. Next weekend is Mardi Gras weekend. This weekend I am waiting on my daughter to tell me what 3 parades she and her crew are marching in on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I might already be tired by next weekend. This picture below which I saw this morning has me absolutely ready to go to the French Quarter for some Mardi Gras, Big Easy food.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MARDI GRAS?

Ready for Fat Tuesday?

Ready for Fat Tuesday?

BOSCOVILLE (Ferdie Werdie) — I try to be politically correct so that the ladies on ‪#Twitter and #‎Facebook‬ do not get upset with me. However, I cannot be silent about the female referee in the #LosAngelesClippers vs. #ClevelandCavaliers game that just ended. I do not believe in #female referees in the ‪#‎NBA‬. There ya’ go; I know you ladies are gettin’ mad now. The game was a ‪#‎bitchFEST‬ tonight. I think that the girl referee threw 6 or 7 technical fouls just on the Clippers, changing the whole “tenor” of the game. If a Clipper just looked at her “hard” or rather roughly, she called a technical, with one Clipper even being ejected from the game. She should be home cooking or washing dishes, not on an @NBA court. Sorry, ladies. Do not be mad! I’m just saying!

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Also, I am sure that many fans are still following the news about Bobbi Kristina Brown. She had opened her eyes twice, and showed slight improvement, according to earlier reports. Of course, the world knows that she was found unconscious last weekend in a bathtub very similarly to how her mother, Whitney Houston, was in 2012. The circumstances are eerie!! As of this writing, she is still in an induced coma. Her family had been advised to expect the worst, and reports are leaking in that the final word is imminent.

Whitney and Bobbi.

Whitney and Bobbi.

In the latest about her condition,

Previous reports were coming out that Bobbi Kristina was showing signs of life. Requests for prayers from her family and friends (#PrayforBK on Twitter) may have been heeded from BK’s many fans. I have seen many tweets and posts about people around the world praying for Bobbi Kristina.

Here in this tweet Pete Carroll tries to explain his bone-headed play in the Super Bowl.

Why, Warren? Why?

Sarah Palin For President

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — I wish that Sarah Palin would run for president. It would make an interesting race.

I will play a salute on my trumpet to Sarah Palin. Hail to the chief!

Ferdie Werdie

Ferdie Werdie

I Sang at the Beach Club

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Over the weekend, I sang a little bit background while my brother-in-law’s band played at the Bottom Line Beach Club outside of New Orleans. The clip below is blurry, but you can hear my voice in the background singing #CAROLYN near the end of the video in dedication to my aunt and uncle.

With all of the tragic news that we heard from around the world this weekend, I was happy to see the picture of this lovely runway model below. So, there is something fine going on today.

I like this picture.
runway

You might just laugh at Nicolle Kidman’s below video. While guesting on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Nicole Kidman said that her worst date ever was a date with Jimmy Fallon years ago. Kidman’s story totally embarrassed Fallon.

Also, it took a minute for me to see what was funny about the tweetpic below. However, once I realized that is a real boy who climbed into the freezer I had a good laugh.

My Aunt Berenice Delery

NEW ORLEANS (Delery Gazette) — From an article entitled CREOLE BEAUTIES OF THE 1940S & 1950S at the CreoleGen website a family friend found this picture and story about my Aunt Berenice Delery Moret, my dad’s sister. The picture and story are amazing to me. I sure would like to share it here with my readers.

The CREOLEGEN story said:
Pretty Berenice Delery was pictured in the Xavier Herald of December 1945 when she was a sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts. As a native New Orleanian, she lived at 1906 Annette Street with her parents, Ferdinand Delery, Sr., Beatrice Patterson Delery and several siblings. While at Xavier, she was an active member of the Sodality of Our Lady and one of the ranking students of her class. She married Mr. William Rouege. After his death, she became the wife of Mr. Calvin Moret of New Orleans.

Berenice Delery

Berenice Delery

Sources: The Louisiana Weekly, 27 Feb. 1942 p.4+ 05 August 1944 p.4 + 13 Oct. 1945 p.1; 05 Nov. 1949 p. 1+ 13 Nov. 1954 p.1+ 01 Sept. 1956 p.1; Xavier Herald, Xavier University Archives & Special Collections, Dec. 1944 p. 6+ Dec. 1945 p .5; Ancestry.com (census records, etc).

In the Beginning, God said…

NEW ORLEANS (by Ferdie Werdie) —
In the beginning, God said: I play the trumpet.
In 1967, Louis Armstrong said: No kidding? You too?
In 2014, Ryan Seacrest said: I play the clarinet…
Go figure! Hahaha…

Here is Ferdie practicing for a gig this weekend on his INSTRUMENT OF THE LORD.

Ferdie Werdie

Ferdie Werdie

People often ask me, “Ferdie, what do you dream about? What comes up mostly in your dreams”? I tell them that often I dream about loved ones and relatives who have passed away. I often have vivid dreams where loved ones visit me in my dreams, and we have in-depth long conversations. I also have many, vivid, lively dreams about fine, lovely young ladies; some of whom I do not even know. I wake up truly feeling like I had just spent time with these ladies. I have even subsequently met some of these dream girls in real life. Unbelievable! They often look just like from my dreams. In fact, beginning over 30 years ago I used to dream about the very house that I live in now. I wrote a book in 2002 I HAVE A DREAM about living in this exact house. Who would have even imagined back then that I would now be living in this house. Out of the blue, I was offered to buy this house in 2007.

Louisiana Seafood Festival

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — This weekend, 4 of my granddaughters (true cajun-dining experts already), myself and their moms enjoyed the Louisiana Seafood Festival. We ate bbq shrimp, stuffed oysters, alligator, shrimp/grits, charbroiled oysters, and more. My son in-law and 2 grandsons kept busy with skating, bicycling and other physical activities.

2014 Louisiana Seafood Festival:
In the picture below, a worker of Drago’s Restaurant takes charbroiled oysters off the grill during this weekend’s 2014 Louisiana Seafood Festival on the festival grounds at City Park in New Orleans.

Charbroiled Oysters

Charbroiled Oysters

Participating Restaurants
Over two dozen of New Orleans’ top restaurants will be taking part in this year’s Seafood Festival, including:

Andrea’s Restaurant
Antoine’s
Bacchus Bistro & Bar
Blue Crab Restaurant
Boomtown Casino
Café Giovanni
Café Reconcile
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
Ernst Café
Galatoire’s
Jacques-Imo’s Café
Lüke Restaurant
Miss Linda The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady
Mr. Mudbug Catering
Redfish Grill
Royal House Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Seither’s Seafood
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Trey Yuen
TJ Gourmet
Woody’s Fish Tacos

Love is a many-splendored thing.

Love is a many-splendored thing.

Many Saudi and Muslim women are required to wear head-to-toe hijabs. The public is not allowed to even see their eyes. What would the Taliban make of this picture?

In U.S.

In U.S.

My point? I compare the 2 pictures, and wonder who is correct.

Across the pond in Middle East.

Across the pond in Middle East.

Robin Williams by Ferdie Werdie

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — I send out my thoughts for the late Robin Williams. I am listening to many words of love from celebrities and loved ones on the TV and on the Internet.

Billy Crystal’s tweet below said it all. Billy, Robin and Whoopi were a great comedic trio. They were all good friends.

In other news, all of a sudden I want to go into the jungle. SOON!!! If this is what you find lying around in the jungle, count me in.

Ferdie!!!!

Ferdie!!!!