Re: [gardeners] Definately one word. ;-)

Matt Trahan (
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 01:50:12 -0400

>Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 17:22:20
>From: George Shirley <>
>Subject: Re: [gardeners] Definately one word. ;-)

>Yeah, they were good too, I was stationed in Newport, RI for well over a
>year. Rock beaches, cold water, good fishing, rock fences, rock houses,
>rock barns, rock soup. Lots of rocks.

Yep, don't miss digging through them in the garden! But I do miss the low
stone walls, jumping from the rocky outcroppings into the ocean, Buildings
built of field stone, etc.

 I was also totally amazed at the
>Acadian folk who had dropped off around Pawtucket on the trip to Louisiana.
>Were your ancestors originally French Acadians or what?

 Almost garunteed. They were originally from Pawtucket and Central Falls.
My folks now live in Seekonk, Ma. It shares a border with Pawtucket, RI.

 Never considered the overall French connection till I moved down here and
a number of people asked if I had family in La.
 I haven't looked into it too hard, but Trahan doesn't end in eaux. ;-)
Never understood how it was derived from French. Closest association I've
ever heard was on the history channel, with an early Roman Emporer named

>> After my inlaws got married they lived in Rhode Island and Mass for 27
>> When he moved down here I suggested he milk the Tejas connection for all
>>it's worth. His wife and the rest of us Yankee's will just have to struggle
>>through life. ;-)
>>Matt Trahan  <> or <>
>>USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.
>It's surprising how tolerant we southerners are of Yankees. Most of us
>figure it isn't your fault that you weren't born in the south. Texans are
>the worse ones of the lot, we truly pity folk who weren't born in Texas.

Hmmm, why would *you* pity *us*?! <vbg>  and does this border on discussing
religion? <VVBG>

Matt - a 'recent'immagrant (less than 3 generations ;-))
Matt Trahan  <> or <>
USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.