Our Ponchatoula – By Ole Hardhide the Alligator

Our Ponchatoula – By Ole Hardhide the Alligator

Kate, you have reason to feel proud.

Your Da, Ponchatoula Mayor Bob Zabbia, is a regular at our new Ponchatoula Farmers Market on Sunday afternoons, insuring he stays healthy.

Your buddy Deirdre McMahon has it a bit tougher. She keeps her Da healthy from Kuwait, thanks to the mail order supreme lunches ordered through former classmate Bryan Poche’s Fine Thyme Catering (985-969-4925).

Personally, I enjoy my Thanksgiving Turkey desperately flapping, but for you humans intent on resurrecting your Thanksgiving turkey, might I suggest this tip from the 2017 Ponchatoula Farmers’ Market turkey cooker couple, James and Sharon Stewart:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cover turkey (this I usually do with my body) and heat for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature is 265 degrees.

The envelope, if you please: the three newest Ponchatoula Rotary Club members are:

Joey Marceaux, owner of Big Frog Custom T-shirts and more

Hans Winkler, owner of Le Fleur de Lis Reception Hall and Catering

Jessica LeSaicherre, Sales Executive at Processing Solutions Inc.

The fact that there is a Highway to Hell and only a Stairway to Heaven tells you a lot about the anticipated numbers.

In the And that’s Why We Love The Ladies Department, I overheard this chatter during a recent restaurant outing, and two ladies of a certain age were talking; part of their conversation went like this, “I have a kindergarten reunion coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then.”

Then there was the always-young and perhaps befuddled young man who encountered our Ole Pinchpenny at the Farmers’ Market, stars in the young man’s addled eyes:

“The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something.”

Pseudo-scientific fact: the location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.

Dr. (King) Bill Wheat cut the ribbon on his classy new vet office (located next to Mike Tournillon’s Ponchatoula Fitness on Friday, Dec. 1 and treated well-wishers to a lunch of Gary and Paige Brown’s Subway sandwiches.

Mike and Diane Wise sent Ole Pinchpenny a sopping wet present from their Colorado address. He opened it up only to find what was left of the melted snowball.

The Grateful Dead concert scheduled for this past Tuesday in New Orleans was cancelled, taking with it Ole Pinchpenny’s hope for a tie-dyed Christmas. Eddie Veatch, what does he mean when the publisher says he does all his shopping on Shakedown Street? And why is Amy Brennan crying all over her unused tickets?

Pretty Jen Avery who travelled all the way here from Orange County, CA to see The Dead, instead consoled her fine self with a luncheon trip to Bruce Kinchen’s Millside, the ultimate location in Ponchatoula for a foxy California surfer chick to see and be seen.

Super model Phyllis May, Ole Pinchpenny’s favorite Russian and Dr. Mike’s favorite wife, brightens incredibly St. Joseph Church and its resident sinner, Ole Pinchpenny.

Try to find the time to treat yourself to a visit to the old St. Joseph Church on North Seventh, across the street from the old rectory, the former home of the Wildes, and current home of the McMahons “Dun McMahon.”

Fr. Paul A. McDuffie, pastor of St. Joe’s, toured “Dun McMahon” this past week, taking in the historic scenes of where Fr. MacLeay and Brendan McMahon once hung their hats.

He appeared impressed with how former parishioners had cobbled the home together back in the day when wood was wood, and cypress was king.