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You Call Yourself a Cajun (Reginald Alvin Paul Luke Keller)

You Call Yourself a Cajun (for my dad on his 91st birthday)PaPa 91

by Ginger Keller Gannaway

What kind of Cajun are you?

Ya don’t speak French or like to drink.

Ya don’t like coffee, okra, or  even boudin.

Ya don’t like to hunt, to fish, or to cook.

Ya don’t go camping or run the Mardi Gras.

Ya barely tolerate sweet dough pie & cracklin’.

But ya do know about playing bouree!

Ya like going to the casino and the races.

Ya play that Black Jack and make those bets.

Ya love those raw oysters &  that boiled crawfish.Papa and crawfish

Ya like telling jokes and eating gumbo and playing cards.

Ya love dancing, coaching, and napping.

Ya all about the tennis, the football, and Clovis Crawfish.

Ya all about family and friends and ya know how to:


That’s a Cajun for real!

Happy 91st Birthday, Dad, PaPa, Stretch Keller.

Papa selfie
Selfie with Gayle, Ginger, and Emile



My 3 grown sons rule my world as my husband of 31 years rules my heart. I love reading, writing, watching movies, and listening to music. I believe connections and balance will give me contentment in this complex, hurried world.

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