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Happy Birthday, Grandma!!!
Cynthia
- Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 23:25:31 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Francis!!!
Cynthia
- Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 23:24:48 (MST)
i would love to thank OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.WAYNE WAS SO SPECIAL TO ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT I DON'T EVEN KNOW .I'M LEARNING ABOUT WHERE HE TRAVED TOO AND I BELIEVE HIS ART WORK IS ALL OVE THE STATES.I MISS HIM DEARLY AND GOD TOO MY DEPRESSION AWAY BUT I STILL CRY WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT.I'M GOUNG TO PUT DAD AND HIM AND MY MOM'S HEAD STONES TOGETHER WITH THERE PICTURES AND I WILL SEEING THEM AGAIN, THEY ARE THE ANGELS THAT WATCHIS OVER US AND I AM PUTTING MY ALL TO HOPEFULLY FIND SOME OF HIS PORTRIAT..I WILL BE MOVING FROM ARLINGTO DRIVE SOON BECAUSE THEY WANT TO RENOVATE IT..I BELIVE IN THE PAST 5 YRS THERE HAS BEEN MOLD IN THIS HOUSE THAT WHY I'VE BEEN SICK BUT I WILL HAVE IT TESTES OUT BECAUSE THE INSALATION WAS GRAY AND BLACK SINCE I HAVE BEEN LIVING HERE.MY UPPER RESPERTOR HAS BEEN BADS FOR THE LAST 4 YRS AND GOYT WORST SI TIME TO CHECK OUT OF HERE BUT FIRST I NEED A mold inspecter for my own safety.please pray for us and thanks for all of the support wayne wil be missed but i know he is watching over me so take care and love you guy's stay cool and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
Jayne Ditch <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at 07:29:18 (MST)
I miss you so much, Grandma!
Cynthia
- Friday, December 30, 2011 at 23:23:20 (MST)
Happy Birthday Mom! We are thinking about you.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 at 12:37:42 (MST)
Had a great visit with Kent in DC. Love to the west coast Ditch family!
Shirley
USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 06:09:50 (MST)
Tim - Great job too....
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, la USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 19:42:50 (MST)
Sounds great Uncle OP .... Congratulation Paul.. I'm very proud of your accomplishments ...
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 19:39:50 (MST)
Wow, we have a lot of bad email addresses on the front page of this website. Please send me your new email address so I can change the list. Also, I am going to update this website to a new format. The new format will include Social Networking similar to Facebook. But I will have control of the format and we can control who joins our group. Facebook is a n option, but I don't like the way Facebook keep changing the format and controls of the Groups on Facebook. Also, we may have to loose some of the old info on the site, so if you have stuff you want to save, download it to your computer. Although I will make a backup of the site before I close this one. CHECK OUT PAUL'S PHOTOS OF HIS NEW COMMAND ON THE FRONT PAGE!
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 04:35:13 (MST)
Just to remind all is that Jeff is a married man.Him and Crystal was married on th first and in Gatlynburg,Tn...I am so happy for she is a very respectible person.. So God Thanks for being with them always...
Jayne
lafayette, la USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:01:08 (MST)
WELL I GUESS EVERYONE IS ON FACEBOOK NOW. BUT I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ITS UNCLE MELVIN BIRTHDAY TODAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAT DADDY RIP. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.BYE FOR NOW.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, September 05, 2010 at 06:27:30 (MST)
I have a new address Consolata Nurseing Home, New Iberia, La. Cell phone the same.
Aunt Pat <patriciaresweber@yahoo,com>
New Iberia , La. USA - Monday, August 09, 2010 at 19:23:58 (MST)
Hi, Grandma! Happy Birthday! You're my hero! Love.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 19:41:05 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Lilmoma would have been 108 Years old today.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
ELKRIDGE, MD USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 02:41:40 (MST)
Just wanted to tell everyone its Paul birthday today. Happy Birthday Paul and have many more good ones. THANKS for serving our countries.love sis.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 04:41:56 (MST)
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the fathers in the family. May God bless you in a special way on your special day. Love Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, June 18, 2010 at 23:56:53 (MST)
Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms. Hope ya'll have a very nice day. Love Nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 05:43:07 (MST)
Happy Easter Family !! It was a Grillades and grits day at the Thayer house too ! What a coincedence ?? Kyle was in town with us . Justin has been in the woods turkey hunting since Friday. Shot one Saturday then headed with his girl freind to her parents house today to cook the gobbler... Hope all are well ...
Butch
Slidell, La USA - Sunday, April 04, 2010 at 15:50:24 (MST)
Happy Easter! Had a great day at home with the children and grandchildren. Grillades and grits day. Hoping everyone is well and had a wonderful day.
Carolyn
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, April 04, 2010 at 15:15:05 (MST)
Hey yall! Becky and I thank all of you for your comments on our cake. We tried our very best to make a beautiful cake. We were very proud of it and best of all we used the cake Grandma liked the best. Her coconut cake. Becky used to make it for her and she made her cut it into pieces and freeze it and tell anyone what she did. She loved it, our brides love it and it won for us on UCO. Wish we could have one the 10 grand but we are one for one now. Becky and I are so blessed. We are going to be selling the stands we used and helped design and hopefully more doors will open. We are opening a store online and are teaching all across the US and Canada now. We will be going to San Deigo, Kentucky, Ontario, Canada,and Utah this year and maybe more. My grandbabies are both on the way and my house looks like a nursery school. We are so excited, Grace Elizabeth and Marianna Lousie are going to be very spoiled. Danny has boots waiting for them. We have been busy with wedding cakes and kids. Have to go now. Love everyone and yall check out our website www.SweetSouthernLadies.com Martha
martha louise <info@SweetSouthernLadies.com>
St. Martinville, Louisiana USA - Monday, March 29, 2010 at 17:06:32 (MST)
Hi, Family: Hope everyone got to see Martha and Becky's cake on TLC last night! It was definitely the most beautiful, elaborate and tasteful cake I've ever seen. Melanie and I kept calling each other on the phone during all of the commercials to discuss the progress and our opinions. It was great fun to watch. Y'all will always be No. 1 in my book! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 20:48:08 (MST)
Martha & Becky your cake rocked!!!! You both know it too! The cake that won, could they have more stuff on it? It was like bad clothing...too much of everything..Plaids, dots, strips, flowers, stockings, jewelry, bad shoes, purse ect. I know they were showing all of there techniques. But they didn't need the whole kitchen sink. I liked your use of technology..it shows what we can do and the future. Grandma would have loved it.
Nancy
USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 08:28:32 (MST)
Martha and Becky............your cake on The Ultimate Cake Off on TLC was SPECTACULAR!!!!!! Everyone agrees. From Washington State, Texas, Va., Louisiana, etc. So proud of you and your success!
Aunt Shirley
USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 05:32:29 (MST)
Francis this is not a place to tell everyone your problems. Just pray and God will be there for you. We all love you and don't forget it. We all have our lives to live with our families. I don't think this is a place to talk about things your are dealing with ok. Love Your Little Sis.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 15:14:35 (MST)
I apoligize for being so self centered. Yet I myself know who my savior is. Because he will be the one I will answer to on judgement day. Again I am sorry that COUSINS feel that way.
francis ditch <melditch3@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La. USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 09:03:29 (MST)
How could anyone forget about you, we all know you went to jail for an extended time, we are ALL survivors, we are ALL making it on our own, we ALL feel the crunch, none of us whine about our problems (and we all have them), no one lives a charmed life and our God does answer prayers! We are Just answering your questions and comments. This is usually a positive place to let family know what is going on in our lives. Let's keep it that way.
Cousins
USA - Monday, March 15, 2010 at 19:44:43 (MST)
why am I writing in the message center when nobody writes back? Because ya'll forgot that just because I went to jail I wanted to make my life more bearable. well with the way the economy is right now I don't seem to be able to get back up to where I was 10 years ago but I am still a proud and strong DITCH and I won't ask for help . I think I can Make it on my own. SURVIVOR yes but there are times GOD does come into play. I pray every day that it will get better. Well it hasn't happened yet. So enough of this bleeding heart. When are we going to have a cousin family reunion? Somebody write and answer my message.
francis <melditch3@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 08:43:57 (MST)
o My Birthday is August 3rd, 1950 a few years arter grandmas.
francis ditch <Melditch3@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La.o USA - Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 17:16:24 (MST)
Well I finally got in to the chat room. But I really don't know what to say. Some how I get the feeling that everybody forgot about me except Jayne and Tommy. I am feeling the crunch of Obama's stimulus package. I have been layed of for 3 months and the market for electrical techs is very thin. So if anybody knows where I can get a good paying job e-mail me and I will e-mail my resume. WHO DAT!!!!!!!!!!!
francis ditch <Melditch3@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La. USA - Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 17:11:40 (MST)
Thanks you, Jayne, for sending the Mardi Gras Ball costumes. "I tell you" she was one gifted lady. I am so glad we still have the pictures.
Aunt Shirley
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 14:30:08 (MST)
Thank you Uncle OP for the posting of THE WHO DAT " COUSINS "... We are proud of our TEAM !!!
Butch
Slidell, USA - Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 18:32:29 (MST)
O.P. & Shirley where are the pictures,Shara add, meeting and SNOW? We saw a little. Mostly big flakes. Don't do the download I can't get PLEASE
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 01:29:28 (MST)
Thanks to all of you for writing about Mardi Gras and the Saints. What a great time this is. We are also remembering past times and the people. Mardi Gras was almost a year around project at Lil Mama's house. Do any of you have a picture of the Mardi Gras Ball gowns she made? OP would like to put some pictures up of the dresses. Happy Valentines Day to all of you. Love,
Aunt Shirley
USA - Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 14:25:01 (MST)
It was all that and more! Found a spot between bourbon and royal to watch the game. Had to get seats at 11:30 am! Best crowd ... Everyone had the same reason to be there. Butch and Nancy met us to "play" on saturday. Had so much fun, will never forget this weekend. Love those Saints and the city of New Orleans!!!
Carolyn <Caroditch@hotnail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, February 08, 2010 at 18:04:40 (MST)
I'd like all of ya'll to read this article that will be in tomorrows paper. This is what we saw and felt : New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV for Who Dats everywhere By Bruce Nolan, The Times-Picayune February 07, 2010, 10:43PM At 8:15 p.m, when Jeremy Shockey’s touchdown put the New Orleans Saints ahead late in the game, the crowds at Pat O’Brien’s exploded. Fifteen minutes later, when Tracy Porter’s interception sealed the deal, strangers were hopping up and down, high-fiving and hugging. And when the gun went off about 8:45 p.m., all of New Orleans -- and all lovers of New Orleans in faraway places – leaped, or wept or punched the air for joy. New Orleans Saints fans celebrate on Bourbon Street after the team's Super Bowl XLIV victory Sunday in Miami.Dear Lord, Hallelujah! Who Dat Nation had reached the Promised Land. After 43 seasons of marital loyalty, of occasional fan abuse and frequent heartbreak, the Saints and their battered, deliriously joyous city stood atop the world Sunday as the Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. It meant so much more than football. It meant victory for a recovering city that in some places still bears the dirty water lines of Hurricane Katrina. Victory for people who lived two years in trailers. Victory for new post-Katrina friends who fell in love with New Orleans rebuilding it. Victory for New Orleanians cheering in exile from Alaska to Miami. Victory on Facebook and on Twitter. Victory on Bourbon Street, on Caffin Avenue, in Chalmette, in Lakeview and St. Tammany. And it meant victory for countless New Orleanians like Desana Williams, who left Holly Grove in 1998 for a new life in Stafford, Va. But this weekend, Williams and his wife, Malaika, fought their way off the snowbound Atlantic seaboard to get back home for this. They could be nowhere else, he said. In the middle of the French Quarter, five minutes after the victory, he was nearly overcome. “This is so heartfelt,” he said. “Now this city has something to be ecstatic about.” As quarterback Drew Brees killed the clock, Kristine Mina, frantically clutched her daughter, Jessica, buried in a crowd of hundreds on the patio before an outdoor TV screen at Pat O’Brien’s. “We wonnnn!” she screamed. “I’ve waited for this all my life.” Strangers pounded on her back. “I told myself I wouldn’t care whether we win or lose!” she screamed at the top of her voice. “But we’re winning! I wish Buddy D was here!” “This is a team of destiny!” shouted Tulane second year law student Jeff Sundran. Suddenly, VE Day celebrations erupted in the French Quarter, Metairie and the River Parishes. People poured into the streets in the French Quarter, which for days had collected Mardi Gras-like crowds. A machine spewed bubbles over Chartres Street. Crowds across the region screamed “Who Dat!” hour after hour. “Who Dats!” floated up from the deck of the Canal Street ferry in the middle of the Mississippi River. People mugged with strangers. On Bourbon Street, a couple in their underwear hugged amid the crowd. Sydnee White, 19, an adoptive Saints fan, drove four hours with a friend and her parents to be in New Orleans for the game. She bore a sign through the French Quarter carrying the team’s biography: "Conceived in 1967. Delivered today.” As the game ended, simultaneous celebrations burst forth in Metairie, in Treme and elsewhere. Seconds after the final gun, patrons poured outside Jiggers Sports Bar onto Veterans Memorial Boulevard, dancing and second-lining. There was no problem with traffic – in Metairie, home of the auto, there was no traffic. "Words can't express what this means to me," Paul Kirkparick screamed. "The Saints have been my father's life, my life, my son's life. We are world champions, baby!" Kirkpatrick, 33, lives in Biloxi, but made sure he was in New Orleans to watch his beloved New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl. As did Christian Guild, who drove from Memphis on Saturday night to see the game. "This is just amazing for the city," Guild said. "Because this is for everyone! Everyone! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else for this.” In central Metairie, residents poured from their homes into the street in joyous celebration. Fireworks lit up the sky, sirens wailed and “Who Dats” filled the air. The New Orleans trumpeter, who has owned the bar at St. Bernard and St. Claude avenues for two years, started preparing early for the onslaught, fixing barbecued meat, five meatloaves and 15 pounds of red beans and rice. Within an hour of victory, rivers of headlights from Metairie and the West Bank began to converge on downtown New Orleans. There was no place to fit them, but no matter; people seemed driven by a need to celebrate with each other.
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Monday, February 08, 2010 at 01:55:31 (MST)
Yes ! Yes! Yes ! WE did it ! Nancy and I have just arrived back home , 2:05 AM. , from the French Quarter! We watched the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME from our friends house is Slidell... WOW .... This ones for you POP !!!!! Divine intervention !! Then loaded up the car and headed into the quarter to meet Justin .... WOW !! What a celebration down there... Lots of high fives .. hugs... and tears of JOY ... The party is just starting .... Out tomorrow to meet OUR SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS at the airport when they arrive... then set up Tuesday on the parade route to cheer on THE WORLD CHAMPION SAINTS !!! Sound good doesn't it ??!!! It took 43 years - OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED ######### Bless you Boys.....
Who Dat " Butch " <We dat.com>
who dat nation, LA USA - Monday, February 08, 2010 at 01:25:30 (MST)
Hi, Family: I can't believe that I'm the first to post "this morning" about the fabulous, SUPERBOWL XLIV champions - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!!!!!!! What a wonderful game - never thought I'd live to see it - SAINTS NATION = SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS!!!!! It feels like I'm still in a dream! Bo and his girlfriend went down to the French Quarter after watching the game and partying with our gamg here at our house. He says it's wild and crazy. WHO DAT! WHO DAT! love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, February 08, 2010 at 00:15:32 (MST)
Keep your eyes open for O P .He is making adds for SARA. It showded on CH 3 FOX out of Lafayette tonight at 10:00. We'll be at Beck's. Becky and Martha's ULTIMATE CAKE COOK OFF wil be at the end of March I can't remember the date check TLC. Aunt Pat on the Bayou GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2010 at 22:30:05 (MST)
THE BLACK AND GOLD ARE IN THE SUPERBOWL! DIVINE INTERVENTION !!!! I BELIEVE !! Going downtown Sat. early to meet up with Carolyn and Robert Wright for all the pre-game celebration. Then coming home to cook up all our SUPERBOWL PARTY food for Sunday. When the SAINTS WIN Sunday night BACK we go into the French Quarter for a BIG post game party .. Then we rest up for the SUPER SAINTS PARADE that is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon !!!! WHO DAT SAY THEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS !!!WHO DAT!!!!!!!!
Who Dat <who dat.com>
who dat nation, LA USA - Friday, February 05, 2010 at 17:44:54 (MST)
Our Saints are headed to the SUPERBOWL IN MIAMI ( better known as USA MIA ).. here is a You Tube to watch : Party in The USA MIA Saints .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnkLfYk_ff8&feature=related
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Monday, January 25, 2010 at 19:27:45 (MST)
SUPERBOWL BABY !!!!!!! Yes I'v been waiting a LONG time for this ... MY Dad and I were there for the first Saints game Sept. 17th 1967 43 years ago ,I was 13 yrear old , we played the Los Angeles Rams !! .. We never missed a game ... Well I headed down to the Superdome around 10am to tailgate with freinds that had tickets and some that did't have tickets like me...But .... Yes I lucked into a last minute ticket to the game! What a frenzy the DOME was in before , during and afterwards !! Not a dry eye in the place - after the feild goal- including mine. Hugs galore... and Nobody had voices left after The GAME ... WOW ... Devine Intervention !!
Superbowl Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Monday, January 25, 2010 at 09:55:09 (MST)
I have never seen anything like it.....Immediately after the winning field goal, I started hearing people screaming, cheering, honking horns and fireworks going off all over town. (And this is Lafayette that I am talking about) you would just go out into your front yard and hear all of this going on all over town. More fireworks than the 4th of July and New Years Eve! This went on for over 1 1/2 hours, just incredible. I even went outside and started hooting all by myself!! Just to totally enjoy the moment. The Saints represent so much more than football to all of us and especially the people of New Orleans. THE SUPER BOWL! After all of the years of believing over and over and always watching, of course! This win is so meaningful that I can't talk about it without crying. 2 weeks to work ourselves into a complete frenzy!!!! Already worried about what we will cook for the Super Bowl! I even found a king cake decorated with black and Gold and saints dabloons on it! Love to all. Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La. 70506, USA - Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 22:06:56 (MST)
Hi, Family: THE SAINTS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!
jCynthia
- Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 20:24:21 (MST)
Just want to say I will be praying for Martha and Becky that they make it there safe and I hopwe the weather doesn't affect them. Love all and May God Bless Us all. Jayne
Jayne Ellen
lafayette, la USA - Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 17:23:46 (MST)
Hi, Family: Prayer and hard work. It's amazing how things can work out. I sit here and play my Mahjong and Solitaire over and over - and so many times it seems that nothing is going right, then all of a sudden everything starts to fall into place. Not that I pray that I win those games --- but it just goes to show that even when things look like they're going straight downhill (Obamacare) - it's also possible for things to eventually take a turn for the better and start to improve (Brown). Pray hard and work hard for the USA. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 22:29:37 (MST)
Chelesa my comments made yesterday where all about Grandma Verret who was my mother, and use to live in Lafayette. Grandma was your Granny's mother. Bye the way Martha and Becky are leaving for Califonia Tuesdat morning they are filming another series on TLC. The show dates are not known yet I will put it on this Chat page when kown. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 21:31:30 (MST)
Let us pray for the quake people. Where is Paul? On land or sea? What contry? Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, January 15, 2010 at 22:32:04 (MST)
It is good to here some of the memories of our younger family , I remeber she sat on a pillow to drive and only could see between the wheel and the dashboard.Anone sitting in front with her had to watch their heads and knees.Love you Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, January 15, 2010 at 22:15:29 (MST)
Chelsea HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your brother.. not many of our family know you and your brother happen to share the same day of the year for Birhday's !!! Amazing ... great job on "Student of the Week" Granny would be proud... something else not many people know : Granny didn't get her drivers licence till it was time for me to get mine 1971. She was 49 at the time and I was 16 !!!!! Her first car was a BLUE PLYMOUTH DUSTER which she loved >>>>
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 18:14:38 (MST)
Hi, Family - This is Chelsea, Cynthia's grand-daughter. I wanted to let everyone know that I got the Principal's Award "Student of the Week" at Slidell Jr. High. I was nominated by my homeroom teacher and was chosen out of all the eighth grade girls. My neighbor, and one of my closest friends, Payton, was chosen out of all the seventh grade boys this same week. I also want to share this with y'all. Last Friday I had a dream that Granny came to the Aquarium with my cousins and I. When we got home she was sitting on her sofa with Great Grandma. When I saw her I chuckled because she had her leopard-skin blanket and petal-cap on. Great Grandma was sitting on her yellow rocking chair. On Monday I had to have my teacher approve a book that I brought from home called "In Harm's Way". I saw a gap in the book that looked like there was a bookmark inside, so I flipped through the pages and a card fell out, face-down on the table. When I flipped it over - I couldn't believe what it was - Granny's driver's license!!! By the way - this Friday's my 14th birthday!!! Love.
Chelsea Tallman
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 14:05:43 (MST)
JUST SPOKE TO LIONEL in California He said "QUAKE? what QUAKE?" He heard a little in the News, they havenot felt anything yet. Exceptcilly beautiful weather. Told him Becky & Martha will be in Cal. for about 8 dats. They leave on the 19 Jan. Will be doing the same as before. Will let you more when I can. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat on the bayou
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 22:46:22 (MST)
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD NEW YEAR. LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Saturday, January 02, 2010 at 05:45:44 (MST)
Happy New Year to all my family on Lilmoma's Family Chat Room !!!!!!
Butch
Slidell, La USA - Friday, January 01, 2010 at 09:26:19 (MST)
Hi, Family: Whew!! Another wonderful Christmas with family and friends around. Melanie had the Christmas Eve Party at her house, Michael had the Christmas Day Lunch at his house, and Charles and I had the Christmas Evening Celebration at our house. We were only expecting the immediate family at our house - but to our surprise - extended family, friends, and neighbors all started pouring in - and all of a sudden we had a houseful of about 40 people to help us celebrate Jesus' Birthday. We had a Randazzo's King Cake for Baby Jesus, and we all sang Happy Birthday to Him. There was food on every counter, and presents and wrapping paper strewn all over the house. We had converted our big washroom into a gameroom for the kids - Bo's Christmas present was an Epson projector to connect all their video games, and there was at least 10 of them at a time sitting on beanbags on the carpeted floor playing and watching the games on the 8'x10' wall!!! We plan on having a smaller New Years Eve gathering. And then Melanie and I have decided to leave my decorations up through January so we can have one BIG birthday party. We'll add ornaments to the tinsel tree with pictures of the January birthday people in our family, including a big party hat at the top! We have 7 birthdays that month! The kids gave us a new BBQ pit, so we'll be putting it to good use very soon. Charles and Chelsea got laptops - so I'm busy helping them to customize them. I got a John Deere wagon to pull behind the lawn mower so I can pick up branches, etc. in our yard (BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR - YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT!). (Ha-Ha-Ha!!! I wasn't careful enough....) We had a beautiful Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful New Year. Hope to hear from more of my family this year on Lilmoma. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, December 28, 2009 at 19:14:28 (MST)
Good morning family, I just want to wish everyone a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas.I would like to Thank God for the chat room so we can keep up with Family.May God Bless you all. Jayne
Jayne Ellen
lafayette, la USA - Friday, December 25, 2009 at 07:53:23 (MST)
Yes, we are Sneaux'd in up here in VA. We haven't been out of the Condo since last Friday. We have plenty of "sneaux food" so don't worry. We might get a chance to get out today. Our Snow removal contractor finally came to clear more of the parking and the sidewalks last night. We had about 15 -20 inches over here. It was hard to measure because there was wind and the snow drifts. We had a pregnant lady in our building who had a baby delivered by the rescue squad. See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqFFq21Nbg
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 04:16:28 (MST)
O.P. and Shirley hope you stored Snow FOOD like we do HURRICANE FOOD. Let us know how rast coust Ditchs are making out. Sis Pat on the Bayou
Pat
USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 01:00:15 (MST)
Merry Chrismas to all. May God send all the Blessings you need to have a healthy happy and WEALTHY 2010. All are in from school for the Holidays. We start eating on Wednesday Dec. 23,2009 until Jan, 4 2010. LOVE TO ALL AUNT PAT, on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 00:53:17 (MST)
Hoping everyone has a warm and wonderful Christmas and New Year! We will be getting together with our family and Carl's at home on Christmas Eve; and our family and a few of Robert's brothers and sisters at our house on Christmas Day. So, the pots will start rattling tonight for a food marathon! Everyone is well and happy, so we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for this Christmas. Will send pictures and hope to see some of yours! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, December 21, 2009 at 15:29:20 (MST)
GEAUX SAINTS !!!!! Hey all... What a season for The Who Dat Nation .... Go to this site and click on Spud's "13-0" Christmas carol song ... It's been all over the radio today .... http://www.wwl.com/pages/5883188.php
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Monday, December 14, 2009 at 20:22:03 (MST)
Hi, Family: GO SAINTS!!! 13 - 0!!! KINGS OF THE 4TH QUARTER!!! GO D-E-F-E-N-S-E!!! VILMA - VILMA - VILMA!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 14:42:54 (MST)
It's friday afternoon and it's cold outside so I have been staying under the covers. Hope all is well. Saint's sunday,weather should be nice enough for a Bar-be-que. Love ya'll
Jayne Ellen
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, December 11, 2009 at 15:22:32 (MST)
i am writing to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR.everyone have a safe and nice one.Aunt Pat i miss being with all of you guys.i will pray for everyone. love nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, December 11, 2009 at 05:03:37 (MST)
I spoke to O.P. after Thanksgiving He & Shirley had Paul & his family over. They had a nice day, getting to know each other better, Paul has been given a new asignment. Ann will stay there until school is over. I hope all the sick ones in the family are getting better. I am holding my own. My resistence is very low due to the drugs, so I stay in. Our family is growing. Every morning I say " lets see who is working and who is looking" Love to all Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, December 07, 2009 at 22:57:30 (MST)
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I tryed to send my wishes yesterday but my old computer does not always do what its told to do like its owner. Some days it works sometime it forgets. well tonight I hope it works. It takes me a while to peck it out. Yes Cythia I miss all the past family get togethers I hope you'll continue for your families. LOVE AUNT PAT
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, November 23, 2009 at 22:15:04 (MST)
Hi, Family: I just had to pass on this sign I saw on TV today: GEAUX SAINTS!!! TEN & EAUX!!! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We have so much to be thankful for: Live, love, happiness, health, house, home, family, friends, faith, freedom, and especially at this time of year - our memories of past holidays when we and our families were young and we could all be together. It's time for us to be creating memories to be remembered far into the future. Miss y'all very much. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 21:42:19 (MST)
GOOOOOOOOOOOO SAINTSSSSS. 8 ANDDDDDDDDD 0000000000000. YAAAAAAA. WAY TO GO.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 14:17:35 (MST)
The Saints ! Are coming ! The Saints ! Are coming !!!
Butch Thayer
slidell, Louisiana USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 07:29:47 (MST)
Who Dat !!!!!! Yeah Baby>>>> Got a last minute ticket to the BIG Monday night game... Perfection in Motion .....
Butch Thayer
Slidell, USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 17:59:39 (MST)
yes GO SAINTS GO ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 16:50:21 (MST)
Hi, Family: What a game! I'm worn out just watching it on tv! GEAUX SAINTS 7-0!!!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, November 02, 2009 at 22:52:52 (MST)
well i just want to tell everyone TRICK OR TREAT. It would be my mom and dads anniversary. take care we all love you. nanette
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 18:52:56 (MST)
Yeah!!! It is a "tried and true" recipe...never fails!
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, October 12, 2009 at 11:29:09 (MST)
Hi, Family: Wow! I just made a batch of Aunt Jane's Cabbage Rolls! They came out wonderful! I was a little leary about putting in "raw" rice, but, guess what - it cooked perfect! Charles was very happy tonight with dinner. I can't cook a lot of things very well, but the ones I can cook (when I get a great recipe to follow) - come out really well!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 18:03:55 (MST)
Martha and Becky asked me to send this for them. Thanks for watching the show, and sending the good wishes. They hope to soon have time to send a personel note. For anyone interested in seeing it there is a schedual on TLC, if you can go to Ultimate Cake Cook Off on Google it will get you TLC and the Schedual. It is only THIS WEEK and Oct.3. It is so funny to hear them tell the things NOT filmed. You can send coments on the show. This helps Martha and Becky. LOVE AUNT Pat on the Bayou
AUNT pAI
USA - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 21:49:32 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY brother O,P, I spoke to him today. He said he spent most of the day receiving Birthday wishes. It was the best present, being remembered. Many more. Love Sis Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 20:54:31 (MST)
Hello Martha and Becky, I watched the show last night and the cake was awesome but I knew you guy's would win..I wish ya'll the best in what God gave ya'll "TALENT" May He keep on Blessing ya'll and your family...Love Jayne
Jayne Ellen
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:10:57 (MST)
I would like to Thank everybody for the prayers.God is good and many thanks to Him..Love Jayne
Jayne
Lafayette, la USA - Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 16:46:43 (MST)
Gail sent me a text said Tom went in at 5|30 and back in his room at 8|00 with his defib\pace maker in place. They are to go home Friday. Gail will send e_mail then. Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 21:17:00 (MST)
Well this morning I woke up and saw Martha and Becky on TV... GO Cousins!!!!! Aunt Pat I don't have your email address and we would love to go out and visit you but I don't know where you live.. I miss eveeryone and the times we spent so please email me..May God bless all of ya'll. Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 04:29:35 (MST)
I just spoke to Gail and the stints went well for Tom, they opened one artery and the other where the blood clot was is clear and on wednesday they will do the pacemaker so keep praying because God is working. love you guy's and Thanks for the prayers. love Jayne
Jayne
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 15:11:53 (MST)
This is a update on Tom they took him to do a angiogram and possibly to put stints,if they can.Gail will let me know how it turns out.That's all for now I will keep everyone informed. Love Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 10:06:57 (MST)
I spoke with Gail today. She asked everone to keep praying. Tommy's case is serious because of the condition of his heart. He and Gail have strong faith, and will accept God's plan. Now say a Hail Mary , Our Father and Glory Be To The Father. Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 19:08:28 (MST)
Update on Tom..Tom's angiogram is postponed.Monday they are going to put a defrib/race maker.It's a special kind and pretty much that is it so please keep him in your prayers. Love Jayne Ellen
Jayne Marr <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:03:51 (MST)
This a update on Tom.He is back in the hospital at General room 602 since tues sorry I'm just getting around to tell all of you guy's.They did a angiagram yesterday and found out he has 2 artries not work and one has a blood clot so they gave him blood thinners and checked his blood often. His Dr. will see him today because he was out this past week and Gail said they are doing another one today although his heart is damaged and we need all the prayers.. I went yesterday to see him and he looks good they are keeping him sedative because he worries alot,just like Dad. Anyway I will keep intouch and give ya'll a update. Love Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Friday, September 18, 2009 at 07:31:37 (MST)
just to let everyone know we need alot of prayers for tommy he is not doing good.he is at lafayette general hospital.lord please help my brother get better.love nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, September 18, 2009 at 03:31:58 (MST)
aunt pat, i just got home from work and jayne email me that tommy had to call 911 this morning he has fluid in his lungs again thats all i know for now. we will let everyone know the update on his conditions. we need alot of prayers. love all nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 12:00:02 (MST)
Spoke with Tommy, he sounded in control, He will be going back in the hospital soon to have some type of implant I can't remember the details. Gail is holding on to things. Martha and Becky {Sweet Souther Ladies Designer Cakes)are leaving tomorrow for Las Vegas for 6 days to teach four different classes. This is a part of the Calf. Club Cake Camp. also remember the new date on TLC Sept. 28, Monday at 9 o'clock our time. Love to all Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 19:41:50 (MST)
Thanks for the update Aunt Pat.....
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Wednesday, September 09, 2009 at 07:30:27 (MST)
I spoke with Lionel in Calf. today. He said all was well. No fire danger as it goes now. He and the boys will be going to Gloria's family reunion in Oragan next week Lynn is busy decorating their new appartment in New York. Tommy is not in Lafayette General. I will talk to him tomorrow and let you'll know the news. Love Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 21:25:30 (MST)
thanks nancy for letting us know about the show. i will make sure i watch and pray for them that they win.but i know they will the are the best sisters in the world.love all.nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Thursday, September 03, 2009 at 13:16:08 (MST)
Martha asked me to post the following: Martha and Becky will be on the TLC show called the Ultimate Cake Off on Sept. 28th 9pm central time. Check your time zone. Lets hope they win!! Two Sweet Sisters are changing their names to Sweet Southern Ladies Designer Cakes, so please look for them under their new name...the website will also change.
Nancy <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 09:07:17 (MST)
Nannete thank you for the news. Keep us posted. I am asking our Calf. family, to let us know if the fires are effecting them. My prays are for all. Oh yes how are you Wayne? Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, August 31, 2009 at 21:07:21 (MST)
Just to let everyone know that tommy is back at general hospital.His heart started racing at [122]and his blood pressure bottom number was [90]. So they took him back to the hospital and they are montering his heart.So they will let us know more as the doctors come in on monday.We need all of the prayers we can get for his recovery. Nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 08:35:36 (MST)
yes you are so right aunt pat.i hope you are doing well.i will pray for everyone.tell martha and becky the are two sisters that are so awsume in doing there cakes.well i am doing ok just working to. love everyone. nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 16:13:47 (MST)
Yeah ya right Aunt Pat .... Hello ..Hope your doing well...
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 12:07:36 (MST)
LET US ALL FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG ON 9/11. GOD BLESS AMERICA .
MeMe Pat
USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 22:11:04 (MST)
Hello family I am back in action again(in the house mostly). I have been so busy praying for all the sick family ( Cynthia & Charles, Bob Wright, Wyane Ditch, Tommy Ditch, Holly Hebert{ Martha & Danny's),Jacob Guidry,GRABEL gUIDRY, {jACOB & ERIN} , Jane-Ellen,Lionel Ditch, O.P. & Shirley And MeMe} I didn't havetime to think of my own pain. I had so many miricals brought by God's Angles {the ones that don't have wings.} Please let us not forget thateven though we live so far apart the life that we share is FAMILY and only God can take this from us. I say Glory Glory hallulia thank you for our AMERICAN FAMILY/ LOvE to all. Let us hear from you, Aunt Pat on the Bayou
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, August 21, 2009 at 21:31:35 (MST)
Well i spoke to gail and Tom is in alot of pain so his wishes was for us to not visit because of the pain plus he needs his rest. it went well but now is the where they watch for any infections so keep praying that every thing will be ok.He is week.Thanks for the prayers as well. love Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Saturday, August 08, 2009 at 10:06:40 (MST)
Just got some news from Francis. i was on my way to see Tom but they prefer no company he will be having open heart surgery on thursday. They said they don't understand he is still walking today.The blockage is really bad so keep him in ya'lls prayers. I will be at the Hospital during that time. I am hoping for good results..his spirits are great.I'll keep intouch. love Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at 15:12:43 (MST)
Tommy, hope you and your family are doing okay. Prayers go out to ya'll. Happy Birthday Granny! Thought Id send an update on the Dominick Family. I'm getting ready to be an empty nester...Laura is going to JMU this year as a freshman. She is very excited. Her major is health and science. Tim is in his Junior year at JMU Majoring in Athletic Training. He was accepted to the program this summer officially. Steven is getting married Oct. 10th to long time girlfriend Kasi. We are all looking forward to that! Steve is working at Harbor Freight Tools in Woodbridge by mom and dad. I am working at Ni River Middle School in the Tech Dept. Our three German Shepherds are the ones that keep me going. They are great. Martha and Becky it was good to see ya'll at the cake show. I hear good things are happening. Everyone keep in touch. Love and Miss Ya'll, Karen
Karen Dominick <kdominick@comcast.net>
Fredericksburg, Va USA - Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at 14:50:04 (MST)
Hi, Family: Happy Birthday, Grandma!!! Hope you are still saying rosaries for all of us down here - we all need it. We're keeping all of the family and the United States in our prayers. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, August 03, 2009 at 18:49:09 (MST)
Just got off of the phone with Tom. He's in fantastic spirits given his situation. He had a CT and bone scan today and they were clear so no cancer at this time. His heart is the issue now. He is stable enough from the bladder surgery to have an angiogram and will have that tomorrow afternoon. So, please keep Tom and his family in your prayers. I'll call him tomorrow and keep everyone updated.
Paul Ditch <pkditch@yahoo.com>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 17:19:40 (MST)
just to let everyone know. tommy is back in the hospital and is not doing good. he has 90% blockage in his heart. we need everyone to say alot of prayers.if ya'll need more information call jayne. uncle op call jayne.the good lord is with him and his family.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 15:27:19 (MST)
Just to let al of the family know that Tommy is in the hospital and it's his heart.he had bladder cancer and came back twice but they ran more test and he doesn't bone cancer but it is his heart.so please pray for him. He lost his job due to resesson.. But trying to get SS disabilty.He is in Lafayette General room 618..I just herard about it just now through Francis.Please pray for him Love Jayne Ellen
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 15:25:17 (MST)
well just to say happy birthday to grandma and a happy birthday to my brother francis. they both had a birthday together. i hope he had a nice day.he had a heart attack a couple of days ago when he got off of work. if you would like to know more you can call jayne. love all nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 13:32:30 (MST)
Happy Birthday Gramma...
Butch
Slidell, La USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 10:31:13 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! 107 YEARS.
O. P. Ditch
USA - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 03:25:37 (MST)
Hi, Family: Charles and I had a great time in Biloxi on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Freedom Rally and Tea Party! We met and talked to a lot of people who shared our views on the state of the country and the direction it seems to be taking. It was held at the Biloxi Town Green, which was a beautiful, grassy park right on Highway 90 across the street from the Hard Rock Casino. It was just a block away from the National Governor's Association conference at the Beau Rivage. Charles proudly rode his electric wheelchair, while carrying his sign, up and down the sidewalk. He tried to stop at the corner by a traffic light to save on his battery, but a police officer told him that he had to keep "moving". I sat under a huge oak tree with other participants, as I waved my American Flag and kept an eye on Charles. We had gotten there early so we could park close, but after a few hours the heat was getting to us, and the battery on Charles' wheelchair was running low. We reluctantly packed up and headed home. This was just the first of many (we hope) that we will be attending, near and far. I'll be having surgery on my left knee in a few weeks and, if I recover as fast as I did from the surgery I had in February on my right knee, we'll be on the road in September! Maybe to D.C. on the 11-12th! Prayers and love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, July 20, 2009 at 21:28:08 (MST)
Hi everyone, spoke to Kimberly, (carolines daughter, and it seems that while carolne and robert were on their cruise, robert suffered a siezur, due to scar tissue problems He was hospitalized , off ship . Caroline was not able to stay with him but stayed in a hotel nearby. From what I understand he is stable and now on medicines to prevent such a thing happening again.Keep them all in your prayers and oh, they are supposed to be back totay love wayne
wayne ditch
lafayette, la USA - Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 13:20:52 (MST)
Sorry Tommy I just got to the computor. I have been trying to find the cause of my new pains. I will phone Tom and let you'll know. Wqyne I cannot get on your page I'll phone you too. Love to all. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 21:12:50 (MST)
well they got some of the cancer out but his oxygen level was low so and also he has fluid in his lungs but not around the heart.he will be in room 739 at Lafayette general.but he is still waiting on his room. Please pray for him. love Jayne Ellen
jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 17:08:59 (MST)
i just spoke to gail and tom has cancer in the bladder. A couple of months ago it was treated but it came back. he will be at lafayette general tomorrow. don't know the time he has a bad heart and it was suppose to outpatient but since he has a bad heart he will go in the hospital so they can monitor his heart. I ask for prayer for him because anything can happen. i will go there and meet with gail and wait for the results. i will let you guy's know the out come when it's over. lot's of love and need plenty of prayers. May God be with all of you today and everyday. love Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 08:07:47 (MST)
hi eveeryone , at home and doinokay follow up appts this week thank you for your thoughts and prayers for me and aunt pat i love you all very much wayne
wayne ditch <wditch@gmail.com>
USA - Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 10:16:13 (MST)
GEAUX TIGERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS ... AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Butch
slidell, USA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 15:10:09 (MST)
LSU============LSU============LSU------====GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 21:41:48 (MST)
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
Cynthia
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 20:12:34 (MST)
I just got this from Paul about Wayne: Talked to Wayne Sunday. He is out of the hospital and walking around. He is still on heavy anti-biotics but is feeling really good he says. Only remaining effects are that he has lost a little bit of periferal vision in his right eye. Other than that, he is expected to have a full recovery. The doctors think it was caused by either a staff or strep infection.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.cm>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 08:11:34 (MST)
Hi, Family: Just got off the phone with Wayne. He's still in the hospital, in a room now (504) 903-3000. He sounds real good, too. They're giving him major IV antibiotics to try to clear up the abcess, and he and Pam are working on filling out forms and gathering information so he can be released to go home. He'll have to keep on the IV drugs for several weeks, and will need home medical assistance and followup with his local doctor. Wayne sends his love to all and asks that we keep the prayers coming his way.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:46:22 (MST)
What is the news on Wayne? Is his his phone nunber the same?
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 10:03:25 (MST)
Just got off of the phone with Jarrett. Wayne is in ICU Recovery. They are waiting for him to come out of the anesthesia. He'll be in ICU for 24-48hrs. The Lord is on our side today. God bless. Paul
Paul <pkditch@yahoo.com>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 15:19:33 (MST)
well i spoke to jarred and he is in recovery now but I want to first Thank God it was not a tumor but a Abcess so they will treat him with medicine.What a scary situation but I know God is our Great Physician.Any way I will keep everybody intouch and thanks for the prayers.(It works)Love Jayne Ellen
Jayne <jayniermarr @yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 14:20:03 (MST)
Hello, everyone, I spoke with Wayne late this afternoon. He was at the University Medical Center in New Orleans. The number there is 904-903-3000 and he is roon no. 509. He is having brain surgery in the morning and I know how frightening that can be~! He was is good spirits and had his usual good sense of humor! I reminded him of Robert's 1 year anniversary of his aneurysym surgery and that he is back to normal!!! _Praise God!!! It sounds like his children are with him and that is always great! Please, everyone , feel free to call, send cards and most importantly pray that the drs. can remove this tumor and wayne can continue to create art for our generation and generations to come!!!! It seems like no matter how our lives become complicated that when a family member has a crisis, we are there. Family is Family....period! Be there! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 20:43:00 (MST)
OK HERE IS BAD NEWS SORRY I HAVE TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THA wAYNE HAS A BRAIN TUMOR AND IS IN NEW ORLEANS AND HE WILL HAVE SURGERY TOMORROW SOMETIME DO NOT KNOW WHEN. hE WANTED ME TO LET MY FAMILY KNOW. i DON'T HAVE PAULS PHONE NUMBER uNCLE o.p PLEASE CALL ME AT 3377802456 OR 3377067120. PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YA'LL PRAYER...HE IS IN THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ROOM 509..I LOVE ALL OF YOU GUY'S.THAT IS MY TWIN. AND I WANT HIM TO LIVE BUT gOD IS WITH HIM SO KEEP IN TOUCH. LOVE YOU GUY'S JAYNE ELLEN
Jayne Ellen <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 15:01:10 (MST)
Hi, Family: On Saturday we had a huge party for Bo's high school graduation! In the early afternoon we had a birthday party for Melanie's husband's niece, Haley (6), and at 4:00 'til was Bo's party. Mel rented a giant water slide "Big Kahuna" and an inflatable "Boxing Ring". We had about 75 people swimming in the pond, sliding, boxing, playing volleyball, and eating. Charles had cooked three roasts, and we had jambalaya, corn casserole, green bean casserole, shrimp and pasta, hot dogs and chili, dips, chips, veggies and fruit trays. The party went on until about 10:30. Everyone had a great time and went home worn out! Okay, not everyone went home - Bo had some of his friends (7) sleep over, and they listened to music and played cards on the porch until 1:00 a.m.! Life is good! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, June 08, 2009 at 09:57:09 (MST)
Justin congradulations on your complation of your Colloge goal. I know I speak for the whole family (all that are here and those that are not withus any longer} I am so proud for your mother , father and Grandmother also. Thanks for the pictures.
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 00:35:44 (MST)
Happy birthday Aunt Pat......
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La. USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 18:40:28 (MST)
Hi again, it is Meme's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEME! She is turning..... 73 today.
Jenna Grace Guidry <tsscustomcakes>
St.Martinville, LA USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 11:28:26 (MST)
I would like to wish everybody a Happy Easter and a safe one. love Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10:30:26 (MST)
Happy Birthday brother. Today is Lionel's birthday I think? Melvin I miss you keeping us updated on Birthday's. Lionel I say this for Melvin He loved you very much. I LOVE you too. Your sister Pat
Pat
USA - Friday, April 03, 2009 at 22:12:54 (MST)
take a look at lilmama's Home page and see Becky and Martha in Virgina, They went to teach at a cake compation, They come home tomorrow. (5 days gone) LOVE TO ALL AUNT PAT
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 20:29:15 (MST)
Hi! I'm Becky's youngest daughter,Jenna. Some of you might remember me as a tiny baby but now I'm a 9 year old stright A student I go to school at Assembly Christian and have lots of friends. Mom and Nana's cake business is very very very busy. Like one night the stayed up to make a Nightmare Before Christmas cake they stayed up till 3:00am and only got 4 hours of sleep. WHAT A NIGHT! Maybe occasionly they might stay up all night. So my sister,Jewel is very good in school and not so nice at home. I live right next door to Meme,Holly,Nana,and Uncle Danny. We show pigs like the rest of the family did and we started a new family tradition showing bunnys. The car ride here was 8 hours and we saw lots of plantations. The internet Granny was funny I never new there was such thing as an internet Granny. Well I got to get to bed BYE!
Jenna Grace Guidry
St. Martinville, La USA - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 22:59:50 (MST)
Hello everyone, yes I am still alive. I have been soooo busy with Two Sweet Sisters that I haven't had a chance to write in such a long time. Becky, Jewel, Jenna and I are in Austin Texas now for a cake show and teaching class. We are having a great time and have another day to go. We are here selling our books and trying to drum up classes. Danny is doing great, still the same, messing with his pigs and cows and tracking in stuff from the barn to my house. Monique is now married to a wonderful man, Jonathan Sanchez. They live in Lafayette and she is working for the LSU Extension Service as a county agent. She is a great 4-H agent. We just love Jonathan sooo much. I'll be seeing Uncle OP soon and will have pictures. Daniel is living in Fort Worth TExas and looking for a job. Laid off due to oil industry slowing down. Holly is now 5 years old and keeping us all on our toes. She is starting kindergarten this coming year. She loves her MEME too. Always over there. Today Meme(Aunt pat's) bird got loose and Holly caught it and put it back in the cage. You all need to check out Two Sweet Sisters web site. God has blessed us with lots of business and we are teaching all over the United States, Texas, Kentucky, virginia, Chicago and more. Our book has been sold to many people around the world. grandma would have loved to see this, We think of her when we decorate the cakes and Cile too. We did a cake for the Town hous queeen of Mardi Gras this year and saw some old friends of grandmas. Yes still living. Mrs Annette Meyers has cancer and could use your prayers. she loved grandma very much and misses her. I am sorry to have been so long without writing. Glad to hear you are doing well, cynthia. It was great to see Nancy and Butch for christmas and thank you Carolyn so much for helping out with the fruit display. It was beautiful. I am tired now and have to get some sleep. I love you all and miss seeing everyone. Love and kisses Martha Louise
martha louise
st martinville, la USA - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 22:46:22 (MST)
Hi, Family: Thank you all for prayers sent my way. They sure are working! I'm home, walking, exercising and recovering extremely well. Charles is so very good at being a "caretaker" - I might be tempted to extend the recovery time (HA-HA). Melanie stops by every day to check on my meds, and my friend, Gayle, helps with the housework and meals. The doctors and therapists are impressed at my progress. Since this one has gone so well, I'll probably be getting the other one done in August. Hope everyone is doing well, too! Love to all.
Cynthia < >
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 18:44:01 (MST)
Mel phoned me after Cyanthia,s surgery to say she had come through ok Now comes the recovery Let us continue to pray for her to have the strength to follow it through. Love to all Aunt Pat
AUNT Pat
USA - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 18:06:30 (MST)
MESSAGED I GOT FROM CYNTHIA: Just a note to let y'all know that I'll be away from my computer for (hopefully) only a week or so. I'm going in for a total knee replacment on Monday morning. So, hold the emails - and send the prayers!!!!! Love to all, Cynthia
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 03:51:53 (MST)
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.. Jayne
Jayne <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 08:23:29 (MST)
Wishing all a Happy New Year and many Blessings too..We are doing well and plan to Travel in the near future. love Jayne Ellen
JAYNE ELLEN <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 13:12:16 (MST)
Aunt Pat it was great to see you at Monique's wedding. And it is a blessing that you are back in action on Lilmoma's Chat Room..
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Monday, January 05, 2009 at 12:59:22 (MST)
My miricle--------I was so lonesome I prayed and started the computer and here I am. Last night I had a newsletter going and It got shout down. We had a great Holidays and wedding. I am manageing well since my six weeks in the hospital. I enjoyed my visit with Lionel, when he came down for his 60 High School graduation celibration. Keep sending your notes. LOVE TO ALL Auni Pat
Auni Pat
USA - Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 22:28:09 (MST)
Happy New Year! Hoping to continue Lilmoma's family chat room into 2009 and beyond. What a great tool to pass on to our children and grandchildren, if we can keep it going. It is such a unique way to show our kids pictures of their cousin's that they might not otherwise ever see. We had Claire and Alex for New Year's Eve, while Daniel, Ana, Kimberly, Matt and Merdith went to parties. Robert and I did baby fireworks and watched the ball drop with Alex.(Claire slept through it!) Cooked cabbage rolls and blackeye peas on New Year's Day for everyone. Love to all!
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 08:41:54 (MST)
Hi, Family! Even though our snow came a few weeks early, we're getting ready for a great Christmas gathering this evening. We'll be having turkey in red gravy, mirliton shrimp dressing, oyster stuffing, mac & cheese, candied sweet potatoes, artichoke casserole, spinach balls, crawfish & corn soup, and french onion soup - & veggies with dips & chips - & pralines, fudge, heavenly hash & magic cookie bars, too! We're thinking and praying for all of our family near & far. Love to all, & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Cynthia and Charles
- Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 10:14:27 (MST)
Merry Christmas!Sounds good Carolyn!!! Justin, Kyle , Jackie , Nancy and I are all here in Slidell.. Justin is going to smoke 4 wood ducks and we are going to make a smoke duck , tasso and andouille gumbo! Hope everyone is doing well.
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La. USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 08:56:08 (MST)
Merry Christmas! All of the children, grandchildren and Carl, Lynn and Scott were with us for Christmas Eve. Cooked a gumbo and Daniel grilled duck breasts. It was wonderful...Hoping everyone is enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La. USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 03:09:25 (MST)
JUST TO SAY I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A NICE CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.I WANT TO SAY I MISS ALL OF MY FAMILY.AND PAUL ANN MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE YOU TOO.TAKE CARE.NANETTE
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 04:24:26 (MST)
Hi, Family - Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! As we make new memories when our families gather together over these holidays, we are blessed to have so many wonderful old memories to be thankful for. (p.s.: I had to send Charles to the store this morning because I forgot to buy the cream corn for my crawfish and corn soup!) Love to all of you.
Cynthia and Charles
- Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 10:18:14 (MST)
HOPE YA'LL HAVE MANY MORE HAPPY YEARS.I HOPE YA'LL HAVE A NICE DAY.LOVE ALL NANETTE AND FAMILY.
nanette <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 08:26:01 (MST)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Nancy
Slidell, USA - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 08:06:20 (MST)
Happy 50 TH Anniversary Aunt Shirley and Uncle O P...The pictures are great ... Gramma would be proud...Nancy and I have only 18 more years till our 50 TH.....
Butch & Nancy
Slidell, La. USA - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 07:57:43 (MST)
Hello everybody we are doing well. No one sick... It's Gumbo weather and I love it...Maggie has a cast on her leg she was at a birthday party and she came down from a Zip linner... But she is doing ok.. She has her own wheel chair and cruches... We will send you guy's some pictures soon. Francis is here so we will make a family photo for the Holiday's...Steve and I just made 2yrs on the 9th... We are going to have a feast for Thanksgiving...So I will say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all. I'm sending my love to all. May God bless each and everyone... Love Jayne Ellen
Jayne Marr <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, November 17, 2008 at 16:22:52 (MST)
All, Aunt Pat's computer/modem is having problems again. Becky will get her a new modem again. Welcome back home to Francis. Glad to hear from you. Your mom and dad would be proud of you, I'm sure. Stay true to them.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 03:35:28 (MST)
Welcome back, Francis. I know that you have been though a long and difficult journey. I will be praying for your success and happiness in living the wonderful life that is yours when you follow God's will (as opposed to yours!) and follow life's rules. Good luck with your new job and your new life. Life can be a wonderful experience!! Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 18:27:21 (MST)
Well hello everybody. I'm back from my journey. My last year was spent in a rehab facility in north louisiana. God gave me another chance and I've become a new and improved model of humanity. They gave me a new outlook on life as it should be lived. I've got my old job back and I am not goung to go offshore anymore. Now I have to live what I learned. Moma and Grandma are both smiling at me. Dad is probably saying way to go son. I hope everybody remembers my birthday I know Grandma does. I love all of ya'll and have missed a computer to keep in touch so let me go for now. GOD BLESS EVERYBODY
melvin ditch III
lafayett, la USA - Sunday, November 09, 2008 at 08:12:35 (MST)
i hope every one is doing good.its been awhile since anyone has been writing.love all and will say prayers for everyone.nanette.
nanette <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Thursday, November 06, 2008 at 04:48:06 (MST)
AUNT PAT I WILL PRAY FOR YOU.I HOPE YOU ARE DOING BETTER.TELL THE FAMILY I LOVE THEM TO AND I WILL PRAY FOR THEM TOO.BUTCH AND FAMILY I HOPE YA'LL ARE DOING GOOD.I MISS ALL OF THE COUSINS AND AUNTS AND UNCLES TOO.WELL I WILL HAVE TO HAVE KNEE SURGERY AND I AM SCARED.WELL THE ONE UPSTAIRS WILL BE THERE FOR ME.I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM PAUL SINCE HE LAST WROTE TO ME WHEN HE FIRST GOT THERE.WELL I WILL PRAY FOR HIM TO AND THE OTHER MEN TO.WELL I WILL SAY ALOT OF PRAYERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.EVERYONE TAKE CARE.LOVE ALL NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 04:02:22 (MST)
Hello to all .. Great to see you back Aunt Pat ... Love ya ...
Butch Thayer
Slidell, USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 20:13:11 (MST)
Sorry Kelly {Lisa] Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 23:08:10 (MST)
Hi family, I am on line again. Got home from six weeks in the hospital. I am ready to do God's plan. Thank God for Chelse's MRI report. Paul I am praying for you to complete your tour soon. Good to hear from Kent and Lisa, I love you. Melvin is not here to call us in to keep in touch as Grandma told us.so I say "Keep In Touch" LOVE to All. Aunt Pat P.S, Lionel was here to celebrate his 60 high school reunion last week.
Aune Pat
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 22:56:52 (MST)
Hi, Family: Thanks for the prayers. MRI results are great: not malignant or anything that is supposed to turn bad; just have to have it x-rayed several times a year to check on it! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 21:13:18 (MST)
Hi, Family: I remember when I'd call Grandma and ask her to say a rosary, or two, or three - whenever some problem came up that I needed prayers for. And then when she'd talk on the phone to the rest of the family, she'd pass on the news and the prayer request. Well, thank goodness for Grandma's Website, because this way I can reach all of my Family at one time to ask for everyone's prayers: Melanie's daughter, Chelsea, has a tumor on the large bone in her right leg the size of a silver dollar. It just showed up in an x-ray on Friday when the doctor was looking for the source of knee pain that she was having. Even though the doctor said not to worry - and there is an MRI scheduled for Tuesday - we're worrying just the same!! Please pray for her, and pray that the MRI results are good!! I'll let y'all know when we know. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 20:19:51 (MST)
Hey everyone hope you guy's are alright. We had a big Oak Tree fall in our yard and just waiting for someone to come cut it..other than that all is well. The lights stayed on and we had air condition.. Steve's sister lived in Crystal beach and you know now they have no home. They are in Beaumont with friends..Jeff is doing well he starts back at work tommorow and In my Heart I love you guy's.. may God bless each and everyone of ya'll. Thank You Jesus for your Grace and God our Father.And the Holy Spirit.... love Jayne Ellen/Steve Marr
Jayne Marr <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:44:08 (MST)
I HOPE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE.LOVE ALL AND GOD BLESS ALL.
nanette <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:19:12 (MST)
GO SAINTS GO.AND THE JETS.GO PANTHERS GO.THAT GAME WAS REAL GOOD.HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING GOOD.MY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO WINSCONS FOR 105 ANNIVERARY FOR THE HARLEY DAVIDSON.IT WAS THE TIME OF MY LIFE.AND IF YA'LL DON'T KNOW I HAVE A NEW HARLEY 883 SPORTER AND ITS RED.WELL TAKE CARE LOVE ALL NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 04:59:06 (MST)
HOW 'BOUT THEM SAINTS!!!! AND THE JETS, TOO!!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 13:38:03 (MST)
Hi, Kelly, it's so good to hear from you!!! Sure do miss y'all!!! Charles and I took Chelsea (Melanie's 12 year old daughter) with us to Dollywood to escape the bad weather in Slidell. We left Sunday morning at about 2:00 and Charles drove all the way (through some horrendous traffic and a few bad accidents) with us arriving in Pigeon Forge, TN at about 5:30 that evening. All of our neighbors stayed in their homes (none flooded for Katrina and only one had roof damage) and they are watching out for our house. Melanie just called me while I was writing this note to tell me that there was a tornado on the south side of Slidell heading toward the Olde Town section of the city. Before she called we had thought about heading halfway home tomorrow, but we also know that sometimes the flooding and/or tornados come days after most people think that the bad weather has passed through and is over. Electricity is out in several parts of town already and Charles needs reliable electricity for his CPAP machine in order for him to be able to sleep. Chelsea's school is closed through at least Wednesday (and I believe it will be longer). So - we'll be staying on our impromptu vacation for a while longer it seems. Our hotel room window is 10 steps from the big indoor pool where I'm watching Chelsea swim and play (probably with other evacuees). We also all have season passes to Dollywood, which we visited today. Charles and I putter around Dollywood on our electric scooters and try to keep up with Chelsea as she goes from one ride to another. Michael's wife and son came up here, too, but Melanie and Eric had to stay in Slidell because Melanie works at Northshore Hospital and Eric works for the City of Slidell. We ask for the Family's prayers for the safety of our dear ones and our homes. Again, Kelly, it was good to hear from you on the Family Chat Room, and keep writing to let us know what's going on with our Family in the Great Northwest! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, September 01, 2008 at 18:18:35 (MST)
Hi Everyone, surprise! We've been watching hurricane coverage on Gustav and are hoping that you are all OK. We'll be checking the chat room and talking to Andy for any news. In the mean time all you Louisiana/Mississippi folk are in our prayers. Love Kelly
Kelly Ditch <kditch@centurytel.net>
Fall City, WA United States - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 10:27:43 (MST)
Hi, Family: Alright, how many of y'all watched the women's individual gymnastics finals last night or the repeat today? And how any of y'all got goosebumps and teared up with pride during the medal ceremony? It was awesome!! GO USA!!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, August 15, 2008 at 07:27:48 (MST)
JUST TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRANDMA AND MY BROTHER FRANCIS.BOTH OF THEM WERE ON THE SAME DAY.I WENT TO SEE MY FAMILY 2 WEEKS AGO AND THEY ALL LOOK GOOD.FRANCIS IS DOING GREAT AND LOOKS GOOD TO.WELL JAYNE GOT AND EMAIL FROM PAUL AND HE SAID THEY HAD A CLOSE CALL.WELL I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF THEM OVER THERE.AUNT PAT I HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK.I LOVE AND MISS ALL OF YOU.TELL MARTHA I SAID I HOPE THE BEST FOR MONIQUE.UNCLE OP I HOPE ALL IS WELL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.WELL I HAVE TO GO HAVE A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT FOR MY ANKLE IS 3 TIMES ITS SIZES.TAKE CARE AND I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYONE.GOD BLESS.NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at 06:09:54 (MST)
Knock,knock Mom its your daughter Patricia . You were with me all day at my house so I thought I would come to your's to end the day. I tell O.P. thank you as often as I can for creating your "Room" for your family to do as you said "You'll stay in touch" I check in every morning and every night to read the family news. Martha Louise and I talked Wedding dress today Monique's Dec. 26,2009 day will be here before you know it. I miss you and all that are with you. I am trying to bring "you" to all the new family members as they come. I say for Grandmo "LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY, KEEP GOD IN YOUR HEART AND YOUR FAMILY " I will check in later. Patricia
Patricia
USA - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 00:51:26 (MST)
HI, GRANDMA - Charles and I said a prayer before lunch today, thanking God for letting us have you in our lives, teaching, loving, and making wonderful memories that never end. We are also thankful that this website in your name, allows us to still keep in touch with all of our family. We are all fine down in Slidell: Stacey, Dennis and Ian and Michael have moved to S. Carolina (McBee), along with Stacey's mom, Gayle; John Paul has moved there too, and has a wonderful job; Michael, Donna and Austin have moved into their beautiful new home here in Slidell and just got back from a vacation at Dollywood (they took Chelsea with them); Melanie and Eric and Joey went to the Coast for their vacation, and Eric returns to work next week with a big promotion at work, and Bo (a senior this year) and Chelsea (7th grader this year) are getting ready for school already. Charles and I went to Dollywood for a week in June and had "the boys" (Ian and Michael) come down to visit for a week in July - we took them (and Chelsea and Austin) to the Bounce House in Covington, to the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, to a new kids' playground in Mandeville, and to the new Insectarium in New Orleans (which was their favorite). It was too hot to go to the Zoo, but they all had a great week of fun (and they wore us out)! We finally got a lift on the back of our van so we can easily bring Charles' wheelchair with us when we travel. We hope the weather cools down soon, and we'll hit the road for a while. Love to all!
Cynthia
- Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 14:30:05 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! (your 106th birthday). All your children who are not with you already are doing fine. Your grandchildren and great grandhildren and great great grandchildren are multiplying. Some of them even read your Family Chat Room. Hey! some of them even write on it! Your baby boy O. P.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 02:55:12 (MST)
great pictures. Get the family together as often as possible, Happy earley Anniversey. Love to all.
Pat
USA - Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 20:55:42 (MST)
Paul, quite impressive!! You look just great. You make your family proud. Love all of the pictures and videos from the beach....Looks like everyone had a ball! It is so wonderful to see all of you together. Robert is really doing well, we are so fortunate. Daniel and Matt went fishing this morning, so we are waiting to see if they catch, to see what we will be cooking today. (Hoping for redfish or trout!) Sounds like a fish fry, to me! Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 07:43:09 (MST)
We just came back from our week at the beach (Nags Head, on the outer banks of NC). The whole family was there to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary which is not until Nov 27th. But the summer time is when everyone could be together. See all the pictures on http://opditch.com
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 03:10:28 (MST)
Check out the latest picture of Paul with General Petraeus, the Commander of US forces in Iraq.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 13:47:04 (MST)
GOD BLESS AMERICA - QUEEN OF PEACE, PRAY FOR US. Love to all my Family.
Cynthia
- Friday, July 04, 2008 at 12:06:47 (MST)
Paul received the Pralines that Aunt Pat sent him!!! Way to go Aunt Pat!
Your Bro

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 02:59:37 (MST)
Well, Monique made the news again. Here is a link to an article in the Daily Iberian about her:
Hebert rides lifelong interest to 4-H post

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 11:04:29 (MST)
Well it's me Jayne Ellen and i'm happy to hear about Robert and Caralyn going home..I have seen Francis he is looking good and by the way Jeff is doing well he is waiting for Work release he is at the Sub Station in Breaux Bridge.he has alot of cerification in the oilfield hoping he can get off shore.he is in a ministry with the Decons in there,I went yesterday and he is so big and his spririt is so great. The Lord has done great works in my family and also you guy's.Jeff was a prodution operater so if anybody knows anything about oilfield let's try to find a company which i know already but he has alot of qualification and i have a great picture of him i will email it to Uncle O.P. ok love you guy's. miss all of ya'll we are just waiting for paper work,so please keep him in prayer. Love Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, Louisiana USA - Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 09:11:00 (MST)
Carolyn great news .... Glad to here y'all are at home ... I know it has been tough, but with your faith and Robert's great sense of humor y'all will be fine .
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, La USA - Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 05:43:29 (MST)
It has been a long road, but we are back from Phoenix and Robert is healing. The brilliant surgeon, Dr. Robert Spetzler, said that everything went perfectly! The only problem that Robert is left to deal with is 3rd nerve bruising which affects the vision in his right eye. They say that this will resolve in time. And, of course, he tires very easily. But, that is ok, he is alive and whole! This has been a true test of our faith....and we passed the test....God does indeed answer prayers! Eugene, I have missed several of your calls, I will call you back...Congratulation on the wonderful job!!! I am glad that you found that special novena! Paul, be careful over there! We are so very proud of you, but I know that these times are difficult for your family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. butch and Nancy, missed you call, also. Will call ya'll this weekend. How is everyone else doing? Please post updates so we can keep up with our wonderful family. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, June 27, 2008 at 06:02:41 (MST)
Happy belated Birthday Paul. Your pecan pralines have been mailed. Let us know when you get them. LOVE YOU'LL Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 22:05:01 (MST)
just to let everyone know tomorrow June 24th is LT.COMANDER PAUL K.DITCH,BIRTHDAY.I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE HE IS DOING REAL GOOD.I GOT A EMAIL FROM HIM AND HE IS FINE,JUST HOT.WELL I HOPE HE HAS MANY MORE GOOD ONES.I LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM ALOT.I WILL PRAY FOR HIM AND FOR ALL OF MY UNCLES AND AUNTS AND COUSINS.LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, June 23, 2008 at 18:41:27 (MST)
You are right Eugene, prayers do work. We all know how much Lilmoma prayed for her children and grandchildren.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, va USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12:42:51 (MST)
Started a new job today and working for PHI in Lafayette as an HR Rep. I will be hiring pilots for the oil and gas division and traveling some to recruit and visit our facilities. Thanks for all of the prayers. Good things come to those who wait(and pray). Love Eugene I prayed a novena to "find employment" and on the 8th day of the novena I was offered the job. I believe!
Eugene <eresweberiii@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, June 16, 2008 at 18:00:29 (MST)
UPDATE ON ROBERT:
We are getting discharged! All of the Drs have come by and given their blessings for us to leave the hospital!! Good thing, because Robert has become stir crazy! He wants out....his biggest problem is his vision in his right eye. He is having double vision and some depth perception problems...driving him nuts! It will resolve itself, though, in time. Robert has to go to Dr Spetzler's office on Monday to get his staples taken out. We will be coming home to Lafayette on Tuesday!!! Again, thanks to everyone for the support, prayers, generosity and kind words. It has been so important to both of us knowing that our family and friends are so close in prayer and spirit. We love you all.

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 03:01:07 (MST)
NOTE FROM PAUL:
Happy Fathers Day Uncle O.P. Please relay my Happy Fathers Day to all of my family on the chat room. That page has been blocked from my access due to OPSEC procedures here so I can no longer view it.
Paul

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 02:26:34 (MST)
I'm very proud of you Paul... And I know Your Mom and Dad are too...
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Monday, June 09, 2008 at 20:49:58 (MST)
ANOTHER UPDATE ON ROBERT:
More good news...Robert's CAT scan and angiogram came out normal. It showed that the aneurysm was completely clipped, which is very good news! He is entertaining everyone with his witty humor, asking is anyone got the license plate number to the truck that ran him over. His face is swollen and hurts but it is temporary. He'll be blowing leaves off the roof before we know it!
SEE THE PHOTOS LINKED ON LILMOMA FRONT PAGE!

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, June 07, 2008 at 03:48:20 (MST)
STATUS REPORT ABOUT CAROLYN'S HUSBAND ROBERT:
"Robert came out of surgery and is in Neuro ICU. They say that he did real well and that the surgery went great. I am able to stay with him tonight in ICU. I am really glad that I can stay with him; Although it is really hard to see him in pain and with that fresh incision on his head. He did wake up and had great reflexes and still has his great sense of humor...really good to see that. But they are keeping him pretty medicated (Thank goodness!) He will have an MRI in the morning, then an angiogram later. Dr. Spetzler will be checking for any leaking or post op problems. But, so far... so good! God is Great!"

O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, June 06, 2008 at 10:34:22 (MST)
I need Paul Ditch's address to comunicate and send GOODIES. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, June 05, 2008 at 20:22:42 (MST)
Thank you uncle op.Yes i am very proud of my brother for serving our country.He looks real good.Paul has come a long way.I know that mom and dad are looking over him,and grandma too.Well i love all.Take care.Love Nanette.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 04:30:18 (MST)
See the new picture of Paul defending our country in the combat zone. I understand he is there for a four month tour. Please pray for him and all the troops in harms way. Uncle O. P.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 03:14:57 (MST)
That was a great letter about the service.Paul you are doing a great job.Aunt pat i love you and i wish the best for you.We live on the same area as dad and Mom.what a blessing.It's a beautiful house and i miss all of ya'll.Mom and dad I thank you for giving us a great life.Francis is in lafayette for 5 months then he is out of the half way house.he is by Tom,the Hilton.He looks good and i do the best for everybody if they need.i guess i'm like Dad.But that is ok.so have a Bless day. Love Jayne Marr
Jayne Ellen Marr <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, Louisiana USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 07:52:23 (MST)
Who is active millatery? Paul and I thought his son? God bless all who have served and now serving. O. P. and Shirley, Barbara and Rickey visited with us today. They were here to celebrateing Shirley's 50th graduation from UL. LOVE TO ALL Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
St, Martinville, La. USA - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:36:36 (MST)
Hi, Family: Let's all join in today in giving recognition, praise and thanks to all military servicemen, past and present, who preserve our freedoms. God Bless You All!
Cynthia
- Monday, May 26, 2008 at 09:11:57 (MST)
TO ALL OF THE MOTHERS,HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A NICE DAY.TO CAROLYN,YA'LL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <sadybrodyjanie@yahoo.com>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 08:22:48 (MST)
Just checking in and letting everyone know that Robert is having surgery in Phoenix, at the Barrow Neurological Institute, on June 5th. Dr. Robert Spetzler will perform the surgery. It will be a crainiotomy with clipping of a basilar tip aneurysm. We will be in Phoenix for about 2 weeks. Dr. Spetzler is one of the best in his field. If you look him and Barrow up on the internet, you can see some of his accomplishments...quite impressive! Anyway, we feel as though this is the best place for us to be. Please keep us in your prayers. Will keep you updated. Hoping everyone else is doing well. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 20:23:33 (MST)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my sister Pat. Hope you have many many more. We'll be seeing you on our trip to LA in a few weeks. CONGRATS to Marie-Louise on her selection to attend Holy Cross. We are all proud of you. I bet Lilmoma is smiling at you right now. Uncle O. P.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 04:26:50 (MST)
http://iberianet.com/articles/2008/05/05/sports/doc481f240820dc6466529575.txt This is a link about Marie-Louise (Eugene's daughter)who will be attending Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana. It appeared on the front page of the sports section in The Daily Iberian. We are so proud of her achievements athletically, academically and spiritually. Her decision to attend a catholic college is an answer to a prayer that one of my children would attend a catholic university. Her list of achievemnts and scholarships is quite impressive if I must say so myself. She was invited to attend Loyola, St. Mary's, Tulane and several other universities but decided to attend HCC because of its spiritual and academic foundations. She will graduate on May 12, 2008 and work for Two Sweet Sister during the summer before her move to Indiana in August. Marie-Louise attended the Notre Dame Visions retreat last summer and fell in love with South Bend. We will miss here as she leaves the "nest" and venture off to new horizions. She will be majoring in International Relations and minor in French and one day hopes to work for NATO or the World Health Organization in Switzerland. Please keep her in your prayers. Love Eugene
eugene III <eresweberiii@yahoo.com>
St, Martinville, LA USA - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 22:10:24 (MST)
Happy belated birthday to Aunt Pat .... I think it was last Friday ......Luv Ya
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, La USA - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 21:40:02 (MST)
Thanks, Carolyn for the info. So sorry the surgery had to be postponed. Waiting is soooo tough. Glad to hear Meridith is back riding. We remember seeing her in the Nat'l competition in DC. That was exciting being able to see her ride. Prayers are continuing for you, Robert and your family.
Aunt Shirley
USA - Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 06:41:27 (MST)
Hello everyone. I wanted to let you all know that Robert's surgery has been postponed due to his major neurosurgeon, dr. Tom Bertucchini, being ill. He called us this morning to tell us that he didn't feel like he could be 100% by tomorrow morning. He said that he would try to reschedule all of the other surgeons for the end of next week or week after that. Will write a note whenever we get a date. Meredith is doing ok, considering. She is back at work and has started riding horses again at the same barn that she rode for all those years. They are so happy to have her back, and she still rides beautifully and the horses still love her ways. It is wonderful therapy for her. Hope everyone is doing well. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 18:18:14 (MST)
Well it's been awhile since i came to this site...Paul you are looking good and so does your family and Uncle O.P. and Aunt Shirley we are residing at 129 S.Arlington Dr.If ya'll ever get a chance to visit stop in the old neighborhood and we are on the oppisite of dad's house..I hope all is well and i hope Aunt Pat and her family is doing well...Michelle and Maggie are doing well..She has been working alot of hours and Maggie is doing well in school....I hope the best for every body and May God Bless keep you all Safe and In peace. Love Jayne Ellen
Jayne Ellen <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, April 11, 2008 at 19:16:35 (MST)
JUST TO TELL UNCLE LIONEL HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND I HOPE HE HAS MANY MORE GOOD ONES.LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, n.c. USA - Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 03:51:20 (MST)
Happy Birthday LIONEL, Have a good day. How old? Go!Go!Go! If you don t use it you will lose it. I heard you were thinking uf moveing, is that still in the picture? I love you, Sis Pat
Pat
USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 07:32:06 (MST)
I WILL PRAY FOR ALL.I AM SORRY TO HERE ABOUT HER BOYFRIEND.HE IS IN MY PRAYERS.EUGENE THATS GREAT AND HOPE YOU GET A JOB.I KNOW ITS HARD TO GET WHAT YOU REALLY WANT.I AM WORKING ON GETTING MY DIAGREE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.AND ITS NOT EASY.BUT I WILL TRY REAL HARD.WELL I HOPE ALL OF MY AUNTS AND UNCLE AND COUSINS ARE DOING OK.MARTHA AND BECKY I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE OF YOUR BOOKS.PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE TO GET ONE.OK. WELL MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL.LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, n.c. USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 03:59:56 (MST)
Great update Eugene. Thanks.
DON'T ANY OF YOU KIDS HAVE DIGITAL CAMERAS? I bet they are only used to update your MySpace Page. Huh. Well...... we want to see them too! opditch@gmail.com

O.P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 03:07:00 (MST)
Hey Gang, Good to read all of the updates on everyone. Please keep Meradith in your prayers as her boyfriend passed away over the weekend. Funeral services will be in Shreveport on Thursday and a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1 PM at Our Lady of Wisdom Hall. His name was Kyle Mead so please pray for him by name and ask our Lord for the repose of his soul. Carolyn said the Meradiths friends have been real suportive and been around keeping Merr busy and just being there for her. Carolyn has also in Grandma and Aunt Jane's spirit took out the big pots to feed the crowds. She decided Tuesday would be pizza night because she was having joint trouble from the continual stirring(lol). I just think its old age but its her story and shes sticking too it!!!! Just picking. Please keep me in your prayers also as i have been job hunting for about six months and have had several interviews but no offers as of yet. Today I had a great interview with Tobasco and as that you pray specifically for me to get this job. It is a great oppertunity to join a great company close to home. I interviewed to be the production manager for the evening shift and would be responsibale for the entire night crew and the packaging and production of the famous Tobasco products. Eugene IV has returned home to Louisiana and is attending LSU after spending a year and a half at Kettering University (formally the General Motors Institute). He is majoring in industrial engineering and plans on attendting law school and persue an MBA and law degree. Marie-Louise is graduating May 12 and will be attending Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana and majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in French and International Studies. She has also received several academic scholarships as well as an athletic scholarship to play collegiate soccer. Just to make the connection Holy Cross College is the university made famous by "Rudy" the movie. Rudy graduated from HCC in 1974. Annemarie is a sophomore at Catholic High and maintains her 4.0 gpa and is busy keeping up with her friends and has also been playing soccer year round. Both of the girls were on the CHS Soccer team which advanced to the State Semi finals for the second year in a row. Ian i winding down his year in 7th grade and is currently throwing the shotput on the jr high track team. Ian had a rough year. Spent a week in the hospital last summer and was home on bed rest for four weeks after that which killed his summer and in september fell and broke his collar bone which put him out of football for 5 weeks and he was only able to play in the last three games of the season so he had a rough year in 7th grade. He is my baby at age 12 but is the biggest kid in the bunch he is 5' 9" 194 and shaving already. Cecilia is still teaching at kindergarten and working onher Master Catachist and very involved in our church. So like the rest of you the Resweber III houshold is buzzing and busy. May God Bless You and Keep You! Love Eugene, Cecilia and the kids. Sorry if it took you two sittings to read this! LOL
Eugene <Eresweberiii@yahoo.com>
SM, LA USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 22:46:38 (MST)
I feel warm when I check Lilmoma's chat room. The family feeling comes through the computer. I am proud to see "you'll keep in touch" as Mama said being heard again. Good picture O.P. Paul remind me again when you leave for your overseas dury. LIONEL i.LL BE PHONEING YOU SOON. CE AND mARIE-LOUISE {Eugene's wife and daughter} ARE IN Indiana, she has been accepted at Holy Cross and St.Mary's and will get the Noter Dame decison on the First of April. I am hooked to oxygen again , fluid building up in my lungs. Seeing lung doctor Wednesday. When are you.ll coming O.P.? LOVE TO ALL AUNT PAT P.S. no spell check!!!!!!!
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 21:09:41 (MST)
UNCLE OP THAT IS A GOOD PICTURE.I HOPE TO GO VISIT YA'LL ONE DAY TOO.I AM GLAD THAT THEY HAD THE CHANCE TO GO AND VISIT.AUNT SHIRLEY YOU LOOK SO GOOD TOO.YA'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SMILE.I HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING GOOD.I AM PRAYING FOR EVERYONE.TAKE CARE.LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 08:13:09 (MST)
Paul and his family (Anne & Brian) had a long visit with us today here in Woodbridge. See the photo on the front page. They now live about 30 miles south of us in Fredericksburg, VA.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 13:00:32 (MST)
HAPPY EASTER TO LIL MOMMA CHAT ROOM.I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYONE.HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.LOVE ALL.NANETTE.
NANETTE <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 18:12:45 (MST)
HAPPY EASTER TO : Lilmoma's Family Chat Room
Butch & Nancy <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 16:38:25 (MST)
Just checking in and so happy to hear from everyone who posted! Congratulations, Paul! It is hard to believe that it is 20 years! And your son joining the Navy...I know you are proud! Robert's surgery is scheduled for April 24th. Please keep him in your prayers. It is a long time to wait. All of the children and grandchildren will be with us on Easter. I am cooking Grillades and Grits...the kids love it. Happy Easter! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La. USA - Friday, March 21, 2008 at 15:55:09 (MST)
Yes aunt Pat my hip is doing great... Thanks....Uncle OP I do remember Aunt Carita as I would alway's call her... Thanks for the info..Congratulations, Martha and Becky what a book!! Good job Nanette, and what a good looking grandson... Paul we are all proud of your duty to our great country...sounds like the boy's are growing up fast ....Cindy you are right about the floor..I can remember taking our regular weekend trips to grandma's.. it was a 4 hour trip when we were small ... NO I-10 back then !!... we took airline hwy. all the way ... if we were lucky dad would stop in Baton Rouge at Uncle Roland Landry's house... that would add another hour onto the trip .... but no matter how late it was when we got to grandma's on Friday night .. she would get up and greet us at the door with a smile and a hug .....I sure miss that hug and kiss on the cheek....
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 20:06:33 (MST)
It was great to hear from Martha and Paul. We're so proud of y'all. It is wonderful to be able to pass news on to family and friends when we hear from and can stay in touch with all of Our Family - and also to be able to channel our prayers to the ones who need support. Even the everyday happenings - like when we just stopped by Grandma's for a cup of coffee and nothing much was going on - we just wanted to keep in touch and say hello. Remember how the wood floor in Aunt Cile's big room slanted to one side? Anyone remember going through the kitchen and putting one hand on the big old chest freezer and the other hand on the bar - and swinging both legs forward for a big jump? Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 18:24:13 (MST)
Hello to all my cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters. It's been a while since I have been to lilmoma.com. Just wanted to say hello and give a quick family update. After 20yrs in the Navy and 14 moves, we are currently in Fredericksburg VA for this tour. What a wonderful place, you were right Uncle O.P., Virginia is something else. I am stationed out at Dahlgren VA giving much needed support to my Brothers in Arms who are currently in harms way. I will be joining the forces in the Middle East in May for a few months for a little hands on support. Don't worry, I've been well trained. Anne is working out at Dahlgren doing contracting work for the Navy. Marcus has been living in Jacksonville Fl. since High School graduation working 1-2 jobs. He has done well to make it on his own and we are very proud he has done so without ever asking for help. Brian is in the 7th grade now and is looking forward to start spring training on the football team. The last 7 days has been a pretty good whirlwind for our family. Last Thursday, Marcus called and told us he enlisted in the Navy! We are very proud of him. Believe it or not, he will be flying P-3's like I do. He's very excited. Late Friday night I recieved a call letting me know that I made the Commander's list and have selected for Operational Squadron Command. In 2010 I will be given my own squadron, unbelievable. I know Mom and Dad are smiling down upon my family as nothing happens without the angels up above. Well, that's about it for now. Uncle O.P. and Aunt Shirley, I'll call you this weekend to coordinate a visit.
Paul <pkditch@yahoo.com>
Fredericksburg, Va USA - Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 16:52:50 (MST)
Hello all. Hope thing are going well. Carolyn keep us posted on Robert's health. If any one of our Calf. family visits Lilmoma's chat room please say Hi. I heard Lionel might be moving. Please up date us on this. You might be interested to read O.P. Bio. You can find it on his home page, I found it interesting, Mama would say she could not know what he did as it was a secerit. LOVE TO ALL Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, March 17, 2008 at 19:46:46 (MST)
Congratulations, Martha and Becky, on the fabulous book!!! Nanette on your graduation and that beautiful grandbaby!! Our family is just blooming and growing! Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 19:23:08 (MST)
Hello everyone, I have sooo verry busy baking cakes, publishing a book, and taking care of kids that I decided I should taake a minute to write to our family. Holly is now 4 years old and is such a blessing. Danny is still intohis pigs and horses and cows and work. NOthing haschanged there. Daniel is living with Jacob and Erin and the kids in Texas and starts his new job tomorrow. they are nine hours away.....too far. He has a new truck, paying his own insurance OH BOY!!! Monique bought herself a new trcuk too, has a new job and on her won too OH BOY AGAIN....Becky and I have been very busy with our new business, Two Sweet Sisters. We have published a book, made a cake for actor Nick Cage, designed and selling our own cake supports, and are book up nearly through September and booking into 2009. God has been so good to us, we give Him all the credit. Yall check out our new website and send us a comment. It just went up last night. Hopefully you all will see our book in a local store. It was good to hear from everyone on lilmoma and hopefully i can get another free minute to write again. Love to all of u. Confectionally yours, Martha Louise
Martha; <tsscustomcakes@aol.com>
St.Martinville, LA USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 18:47:22 (MST)
Lilmoma's niece "Carita Moss Kimbrough" (aunt Lili's daughter) passed on Mar 10. LAFAYETTE - Funeral services are incomplete for Carita Moss Kimbrough, 82, who passed away Monday, Mar. 10, 2008, at Maison de Lafayette. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette is in charge of funeral arrangements. Carita was a frequent visitor to Lilmoma's house and a great friend of the family.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 03:31:03 (MST)
Hi, Family: What a whirlwind this year has started out to be! My "little girl", Melanie, had her 40th birthday on 1/3; two of my grandchildren, Bo and Chelsea, turned 17 and 12 on 1/15; I'm almost over the second?, third?, fourth?.... hill - at 59; Charles and I found out that we both have diabetes; Charles is having cataract surgery on both of his eyes; we've sold our "camp" and moved back to our house on Lagrange Rd. (which is up for sale - we plan on building a very small house on the acre next door when we sell); and our son, Michael, got married on 3/8. Boy, do we need a vacation! Melanie and I gave Michael and Donna a rehearsal dinner for 40 people at Mel's house on Friday and everyone had a great time! We cooked fried fish, Shrimp Cyndy, jambalaya, maccaroni & cheese, baked ham, crawfish & corn soup, boiled corn & potatoes, rum cake, bread pudding, pralines, (and we bought a king cake for Donna's birthday cake). I hope to be able to send Uncle O.P. some pictures of Mel's 40th birthday and the wedding very soon. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, March 10, 2008 at 19:58:04 (MST)
Carolyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, wishing you strength, patience, and renewed health. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 17:36:05 (MST)
Not great news today. Robert could not have the coil procedure, it was too risky. The Doctor from Birmingham strongly suggested open brain surgery. We will meet with Robert's neurosurgeon, Dr. Bertuccini, on Monday, and go from there. We are really tired tonight, just wanted to update everyone. Aunt Shirley, Thanks for the rosary. I will tell Robert. We have a lot to think about>>> will keep you updated> lOVE, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 20:43:31 (MST)
Grandma used to say one rosary every day for each of her children. Today my rosary was for Robert.
Aunt Shirley
USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 04:53:45 (MST)
How are you Butch? I pray your health is behaving, Hope you had a good Convention. Eugene IV is settled in Baton Rouge & LSU, Daniel has moved to Texas to work with the same company as Jacob I can not remember the name. The twins are living in Lafayette working and going to trade school. The plan is to go to that school for two years and than to ULL, Jared will go for Education, he wants to be a high school coach, Jorden is thinking of engineering. Monique is living with Becky and has a new job with the LSU Extenion Service, as county agent and she loves it. Marie Louise has been accepted at two Cathlic girls Colleges and two grants (so far) one for $53,000.00, and another for $73,000.00.She is determind to go to Indannia. The others, Anne-Marie, Ian, Jewel. Jenna and Holly are doing well at Cathlic High & Christain Assembly in New Iberia, LOVE TO ALL, Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 22:05:53 (MST)
Good to here from you Aunt Pat .... Robert you are in our prayers...
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 21:01:33 (MST)
Wow! It is sooo good to hear from so many people!!! I love hearing the memories, also. Robert is having a procedure done tomorrow on a brain aneurysm that was found 2 weeks ago. It hasn't ruptured and there hasn't been any bleeding. Dr. Joseph Horton from Birmingham, Alabama is coming in to do an angiogram and hopefully a coil embolization. It is a basilar tip aneurysm, so we are really praying that they can handle it through this procedure and avoid open surgery. Dr. Horton is one of the best in the field. He actually invented and patented this particular coil that everyone uses. So, we are in good hands, but your prayers for Robert would be wonderful. Everyone else is doing well. Will let everyone know more after tomorrow. Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 08:47:24 (MST)
Well I will try again. Two days ago I sent the family an update on the St. Martinville clan. After covering Martha, Danny, and Becky's families I was sleepy and closed. promiseing to continue the next day. So yesterday I signed on to continue the family news, only to find my E-Mail had not gone through and was nowhere to be found. I am to tired to start over tonight. I will continue saying hi each night. I LOVE YOU MY FAMILY AUNT PAT
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, March 03, 2008 at 21:51:06 (MST)
Hey cousins.... It's great to here from ya'll... Can you remember going down to the coulie and throwing rocks in the water ... And if you were brave enough climb down the latter and walk thru the tunnel under the street !!!!! It was very slipery .... Both the boy's are doing good at LSU...Nancy and i are leaving today for a tire convention ....The weather is nice.. Highs in the low 70's ... How the weather in your area ? ....
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 08:05:22 (MST)
My best memory of granny was in the kitchen where she made us ice coffee. That was the first time I had it and it made me feel grown up. I also remember going to that store around the corner. And I loved the picture room. When we would visit that was the first place I would go.
Karen <kdominick@comcast.net>
Fredericksburg, va USA - Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 06:55:25 (MST)
I agree, it has been awhile since I have posted. Everything here is going well, enjoying the time with my son. I was recently sharing with a friend of mine about grandma. How she was the "internet Granny"....she was a special strong lady. I also remember the big table and hiding underneath. I treasure these memories often and continue to keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. I think I might just have me a half a cup of coffee tonight.......
Perry Ditch <perry.ditch@onslow.k12.nc>
Jacksonville, NC USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 19:17:59 (MST)
YES YOU ARE RIGHT CYTHINIA AND BUTCH.I HAVE BEEN CHECKING IT OUT EVERYDAY AND THE LAST ONE WAS CAROLYN FOR CHRISTMAS.WELL I REMEMBER ALL OF THOSE DAYS AT GRANDMAS HOUSE.I REALLY DO MISS GOING THERE FOR MARTI GRAS.I HAVE NOT BEEN TO ONE IN 8YRS.I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE DOING GREAT.ITS JUST US GETTING OLD.I AM DOING REAL GREAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TO BE A MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.WELL I HOPE SOME OF YOU GWET TO SAY ALITTLE BIT EVERY MONTH.I WILL DO AS MUCH AS I CAN. TAKE CARE AND I LOVE AND MISS ALL. NANETTE.
nanette <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 16:15:58 (MST)
Happy 24th Birthday Justin! Love, Mom & Dad
Nancy <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 11:00:30 (MST)
That's right, Butch, but the key words there are "our family" - which consists of more than just Butch, Nancy, Carolyn, Martha, Jayne Ellen, Nanette, Aunt Shirley, Uncle O.P., Aunt Pat, and me! Or maybe the rest of the family doesn't even read Lilmoma's webpage at all, much less contribute to it. If EVERYONE just posted here once a month - not a long post, but just a line or two - it might bring back some of the "family" feeling we all used to have. If EVERYONE would just pick a day of the month - like you do when you pick the day of the month that you pay your bills, or the day of the month when you bathe, or pick your favorite number from 1 to 28. You don't have to tell your life story - just let us know you care about the family spirit we used to have at Grandma's. Just say, "Happy Holidays" or "Bon Voyage" or "Just had my 59th Birthday" - oops - boy, am I getting old - does anyone remember when we used to play tag around Grandma's house, and we'd peek through the underneath of the house to see where the others were, and then we'd go down the street to the grocery store or drug store or snoball stand? Anyone remember playing bouray with Grandpa for toothpicks? Or playing under the Big Table? Or the slide picture of Aunt Cile going to the bathroom on the other side of a sand dune on one of their vacations to California? Or playing Old Maid on the old screen porch at night and smelling the sweet olive and gardenias and jasmine? Love to all of my Family. I'd sure like to hear about what you remember.
Cynthia
- Monday, February 25, 2008 at 12:19:52 (MST)
Look's like our great way of staying in touch with our family has fallen a sleep for good ...... ?
Butch
slidell, USA - Monday, February 25, 2008 at 07:48:08 (MST)
What's everyone doing for Christmas? We will be home on Christmas Eve with all of the Children, except Kimberly, Matt and Claire will be with his family; And Carl and Lynn and their family will come by for gumbo. On Christmas Day all of the family will be with us, along with Ana's mother and brother. We have such wonderful memories of Christmas past! Decorating the tree was always a main event for moma...she would try new things, some years...like spray painting a huge limb and putting ivory snow on it, then only using blue ornaments! Then how many times did we have to tie the tree to the window, so that it would not fall! But sometime it fell before we tied it, or our cat would knock it over! When we were young Christmas Eve was always at Grandma's house with the house full of aunts, uncles and plenty of cousins from all over! And, of course, Aunt Elaine always had gifts for every single person...she seemed like Santa Clause to me. Then I remember always looking up to the sky, on the ride home, looking for Santa's sled...always thinking that I saw it, of course. Then Christmas Day with Moma, Daddy, Carl and my other grandparents, Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw. As we got older, Moma always had an open house on Christmas Eve and we would open presents; Then her wonderful cooking on Christmas Day. I sure hope that we are creating the warm and wonderful memories for our children like our parents and grandparents did for us. By the way, I used the old ivory snow trick this year on my tree. Mixing ivory snow with water, beating it with a blender then spreading it on the limbs....beautiful and smells great! It also keeps the tree from drying out. Let's share our Christmas memories and traditions! Keep in touch! Merry Christmas and love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 14:48:39 (MST)
Well i just what to tell everyone i hope all will have a nice christmas and a happy new year.and today would have been my moms birthday. happy birthday to her. well as soon as i can get my graduation picture to uncle op,to put it on my pictures so everyone can see it.i hope that everyone starts a new year off good and good luck to all. just to let everyone know i will be going to college to be a medical assi. love all nanette.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, n.c. USA - Friday, December 14, 2007 at 10:39:46 (MST)
Belated Happy Thanksgiving! We spent Thanksgiving at home with all of the children, grandchildren, Matt's mom and Mike and Ana's Mom. We had a great day! Ana's mother, Maria, is here working for a while and we had her "Mexican Turkey"! She makes a stuffing by browning ground meat and pork, adding raisins, almonds, chopped olives, onions, lots of garlic and all sorts of spices. Then makes a mixture of roasted ground peppers and coke, which she ribs all over the turkey. It is the best thing I have ever had! We had cornbread dressing, creamed cauliflower, scalloped corn, fresh green beans, mac and cheese, wild rice salad, cranberry mold, homemade bread, pork roast, rice and gravy; For dessert: coconut cake, pumpkin cheesecake prauline pie and mincemeat pie. Cynthia, We had the same sounds of silence - after grace and the compliments- Just the sounds of forks and knives!! We all sat back and watched football afterwards! I sure hope that everyone else had a wonderful day. We sure have plenty to be thankful for!!! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.co>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 15:06:11 (MST)
Hi, Family: Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! We had a great day today. Michael (Charles' son) and Donna (his fiance) started a new family tradition and hosted the Thanksgiving Dinner at their new home here in Slidell. Gayle (Michael's Mom) started cooking yesterday, and put the huge turkey in the oven at 5:00 a.m. this morning. She also cooked cornbread stuffing, butterbeans, macaroni and cheese, shrimp stuffed mirlitons, rolls, and a wonderful turkey gravy! I brought candied yams and artichoke casserole, a veggie tray, a fruit tray and cheese and sausage with a hot dip. Melanie brought apple pie, pumpkin pie, and made a lemon icebox pie (Charles' favorite). I just love the part when, after giving thanks, and everyone taking a bite or two and voicing their approval - there's that inevitable "silent time" when nobody speaks, and all you can hear is the sound of forks diving from one delicious flavor to the next. Ahhhh - Holidays!! Stacey, Ian and Michael had driven to Georgia to be with Dennis, who's working there. It was very different for me - NOT HAVING ALL THE LEFTOVERS, and being able to leave the party when Charles and I got tired so we could go take a nap! Love to all of you.
Cynthia
- Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 21:12:43 (MST)
Nancy and I want to wish everybody a safe and happy thanksgiving.
Butch & Nancy <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 09:22:46 (MST)
TO BUTCH AND NANCY AND FAMILY.I REMEMBER HIM HE WAS A HAPPY MAN.I REMEBER WHEN HE CAME TO GRANDMA'S WITH VIRGINIA THEY WERE ALWAYS HAPPY AND SO NICE TO ME.THEY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS TOO.I HOPE EVERYONE ELSE IS OK IN SLIDELL AND IN NEW ORLEANS. LOVE YOUR COUSIN NANETTE.
nanette ditch alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 16:00:08 (MST)
I remember TJ as a man with a lot of energy and always wanting to do something for you. You and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. I was also reminded by my sister-in-law, Gertrude Ducharme LeBlanc, that he married her first cousin, Virginia. A sweet lady..........always smiling.
Aunt Shirley <shirley@opditch.com>
USA - Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 04:49:50 (MST)
For those who new Him ... My Uncle TJ Thayer passed away in his sleep this morning at home in Lafayette.... he had been sick for awhile ....Thomas Jusdson "T.J." Thayer (May 1, 1928 - November 1, 2007) This is the Obituaries from Delhomme Funeral Homes. http://www.delhommefuneralhome.com/index.cfm
Butch Thayer <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Thursday, November 01, 2007 at 20:23:58 (MST)
Thank God ... What a mess over there ...Nancy and I are doing well in Slidell... Both of us working hard .... Both the boy's are doing real good in Baton Rouge at LSU..... Living together this year ... A nice three bedroom house in an older neiberhood not far from campus .. GEAUX TIGERS .............. #3 IN THE NATION RIGHT NOW ....
Butch
Slidell, USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 16:07:00 (MST)
Butch, Aunt Pat told me she talked to uncle Lionel yesterday. He said they were all safe and not in the areas of the fires. Steve & Mike's families are ok. In fact, Lionel was on the golf course when Pat called him. We talked to Richard in San Diego yesterday too. He is ok since he lives in Ocean Beach. He was on his way to work and could see and smell the smoke/soot in the air.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 06:38:30 (MST)
Any word from Family in Calif. ????? Fires ???
Butch
slidell, USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 17:22:49 (MST)
Thanks, Carolyn. I just looked at the web site. That is soooo great. I must say Mother and Grand Mother looked beautiful. I really enjoyed that. And thanks, Cynthia, Butch and Nannette for your comments. It is always a special treat when someone writes on this page. Butch, how are you doing? Have you fully recovered? Hope to read more on this site. And can't wait for the pictures of the new addition. Love,
Aunt Shirley
USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 03:59:42 (MST)
Hello everyone! Robert and I had a great time on our cruise, in July...see pics for proof! No wonder Aunt Shirley and Uncle OP are repeat cruisers!!! It was wonderful. Kimberly is expecting her first baby in 2 weeks! A little girl...Claire Elise Boudreaux. We are all so excited..just waiting. She looks adorable! She has set up a website: littlemissboudreaux.com! She has her 4-D photos posted on it, along with pregnancy and shower photos. Daniel and his family are doing great. He is training for critical care transport, in October. He is really excited about this, Meredith is back home and working full time at Fisher's Preschool. She is just not sure what she wants to do!!! What else can I say! We love her! Robert and I are still real busy with Oil and Gas leasing and managing projects. Loving being grandparents! I sure hope that everyone keeps up this webpage and lets us all know what they are doing. This is too precious not to use!!!! So, what is everyone doing? Send Uncle OP some pictures! Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, August 27, 2007 at 17:36:17 (MST)
Hi, Family: Sorry I haven't written in so long. Here's our update: Charles and I bought a small "camp" in Pirate's Harbor in Slidell. We've had our house up for sale by owner since April, but no offers yet (insurance rates here are out the roof). We'll be all moved in by the end of the month, and John-Paul will be staying in our old house until we sell it. Our new place is only 900sf, so I'm really downsizing right now! It's 12feet off the ground and with Charles' back problems and my knee problems, we'll get a lot of exercise coming and going. When we finally sell the house we plan to get a party barge so we can cruise around and do some fishing. The grandkids are excited about fishing and crabbing off the dock, and we have our big swing and table and chairs on the slab under the camp so we can take in all the sites. We also hope to do some traveling if we can. Michael, Charles' oldest son, is engaged to Donna Dugas, a beautiful and wonderful young lady. They'll be married in March of '08. I just have to tell y'all about how he asked her! They went on a vacation to Las Vegas. One of the evenings they went for a dinner aboard a gondola at one of the fancy hotels. They were served their meal as the sun was setting, and they listened to soft music and drifted down the canals and under bridges. Suddenly, Michael saw something in the water next to the boat! He told Donna to grab it - it was a corked bottle with a message inside! She opened and read it, "Donna, I love you. Will you marry me?" As she turned to Michael, he held out the most gorgeous engagement ring. Isn't that just too romantic? Everyone else is doing fine (can you believe I have a 16 year old grandson who's a Junior in high school?). Got to go tuck Charles into bed (the Saints game must be over). HaHa. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, August 10, 2007 at 19:58:58 (MST)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MOM. Sorry we all missed your birthday this year. I know Melvin would not have forgotten, and i'm sure you, him, Roland, Elaine and all are celebrating together. Peace, and pray for us.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, August 05, 2007 at 02:20:09 (MST)
thanks uncle op.i did see the pictures. everyone looks real good. i hope everyone is doing ok.i have a new grandson.they came down from new york this past weekend.and i am going to be another grandma again. my oldest daughter and my oldest son wife is having one too. well hope evryone takes care. love all. nanette.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 04:35:55 (MST)
Hi everyone, I'm just checking the Chat Room. I recently moved the web site to a new server and making sure it still works. Check in when you can. If you don't have the password, send me an email at: opditch@gmail.com and I will send it to you.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, July 16, 2007 at 02:35:01 (MST)
ITS GOOD TO HERE THAT EVERYONE IS DOING REALLY GOOD.BUTCH HOPE EVERYTHING GOES GOOD IN YOUR RECOVERY.I WISH THAT I COULD BE IN LAFAYETTE TO SEE ALL OF MY COUSINS AGAIN.JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW DADS HOUSE WAS SOLD.AND I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT IN ABOUT 2 MONTHS I WILL GET MY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL ONLINE.I ALWAYS TOLD MY MOM AND DAD THAT I WILL GET IT.I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT DIDN'T GET IT.BUT I WAS GOING TO GET IT BEFORE I DIED.I KNOW THAT MOM AND DAD IS WATCHING OVER ME.I AM NOT WORKING ANYMORE BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS WORKING IN OILFIELD AND IS OVERSEAS.HE WORKS 60DAYS AND IS OFF 30 DAYS. WELL I JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW I AM DOING.UNCLE OP I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAS I NICE AND SAFE TRIP TO LAFAYETTE.EVERYONE I AM THINKING ABOUT ALL. TAKE CARE AND I COME ON EVERY MORNING TO SEE IF ANYONE WRITES. LOVE ALL YOUR COUSIN NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, June 08, 2007 at 07:10:32 (EDT)
Great pictures from everyone!! Send more pictures. We will be in Lafayette/Abbeville from June 21 - July 3. Hope to see many of you. We are going for Shirley's LeBlanc reunion in Abbeville on July 1. Carloyn, for your cruise, Shirley says "save your larger & looser clothes for the end of the cruise, you will need them then." I say bring your camera and plenty of memory sticks. You will have loads of fun! I just put some pictures up of Tim Dominick's Graduation. Karen and her three kids are coming to Lafayette also, along with Perry and his son. Also, David & Richard will also be there with us for the LeBlanc Reunion.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 07:49:23 (EDT)
Hi, everyone! We did enjoy our visit with Butch, Nancy, Kyle and Daniel Hebert this weekend! It was really neat to see Kyle, Meredith and Daniel be able to get together...we sure missed "little" Eugene, though!!! Those 4 really love each other! Much to their objections...we took pictures of the three of them on Sunday morning...I hope Butch send that to Uncle OP, also. Butch looks great and is getting around really well. (Where was that cane this weekend???!!) Nancy and I got to catch up on everything! We all watched UL (USL) baseball team beat A&M on Saturday night!!! They lost last night and will be playing tonite at 6:30....we all will be watching and cheering for the cajuns, again!! Kimberly, Matt and Alex came over (Alex spent the night!..he loves his Uncle Butch) And the kids came by for part of the game and supper, before going out...and to Meredith's apt for the night. To all who don't know yet...Kimberly is expecting a little girl (Claire Elise Boudreaux) on September 16!!! She is looking wonderful and so happy! Daniel is doing great at Acadian Ambulance...he loves being a paramedic. He also still loves hunting and fishing! And is passing that love on to Alex! Robert and I are going on our first cruise this July! The cruise leaves out of San Juan and stops at St. John, Barbatos, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua. We are so excited! Any tips from the pros...Uncle OP and Aunt Shirley??? Please e-mail any suggestions. Hoping to see some updates soon from others. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, June 04, 2007 at 13:52:54 (EDT)
Hello family ...... Nancy,Kyle and I just came home from a road trip thru Baton Rouge ... Stopped and had supper with Justin and his girlfreind.... on our way to Carolyn and Robert's house in Lafayette ... Kyle drove down to St. Martinville when we got there to pickup his cousin Daniel Herbert.. He and Daniel met up with Meredith and a couple of there freinds and hit the town.... ???? Nancy and I had a great time at Carolyn's ....She made a very good SHRIMP STEW ... While Robert grilled some Venison sausage .... Then on Sunday we past buy Mom and Dad's grave on our way to ST. Martinville for a visit with Aunt Pat , Martha , Becky, and kids ...All looking good there .... It was good to get out of house and even better to see some of the family... Oh yey past by Grandmas house on Calder street and the house next door on the corner had caught FIRE last week .... Look like the worst of the Fire was on Grandmas side of the house ... We took pictures ... I'll get them to Uncle Op to put on site ...
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, USA - Monday, June 04, 2007 at 00:01:24 (EDT)
I'v traded in my walker for a cane. No pain in hip .. Will go out monday and see a couple of cust. here locally in slidell.. Time to get back in the grove ... Nancy ,Justin ,Kyle and Nancy's Mom are going to Nancy's brothers house today for MOTHERS DAY... We are going to have a WILDLIFE dinner ... Stuffed Venison backstrap , Wild turkey breast and Venison green onion sausage.. Hope ALL THE MOM'S have a great MOTHERS DAY ..
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, USA - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 14:36:13 (EDT)
Happy Mothers Day Mom. I know ya still checking Lilmoma Chat Room .... because I know how important it was to You and Grandma that We all stay in touch with each other !!! ?? let's here some updates ...... LILMOMA'S FAMILY ......
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, USA - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 14:22:26 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUNT PAT! I love you.
Cynthia
- Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 01:44:56 (EDT)
Today is Aunt Pat's Birthday ...... Happy Birthday >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, La. USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 14:15:31 (EDT)
opps ... i mean prayes
Butch
USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 14:24:58 (EDT)
I'm back home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and felling great .. hip fells great , blood clot is gone , and now i have the right amount of blood in me .... pressure 110 over 70 .... thanks for all the preyers ...
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 14:21:47 (EDT)
Happy Easter to all. Butch came home from the hosp. last Wed. He was doing great untill his foot started to swell on Fri. We called the Dr.and took him back to the hosp. on Sat. He has a blood clot in the small vein in the lower leg. He has been on blood thinners since the surg. but this time it didn't work. They have increased the blood thinners and plan on putting him on them for 6 months. He will be staying in the hosp. for a few more days. He is feeling good and not in any pain. We had a good day he was up walking with the walker several times today. Justin cooked a great meal and brought it to the hosp. for lunch. Then Cyndy and Chelsey brought him a nice dinner. We have our yearly crawfish boil on Easter, it will just have to wait a few weeks. Keep us in your prayers. Love,Nancy
Nancy
USA - Monday, April 09, 2007 at 00:47:46 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Butch is doing great! He's walking all around the hospital today! Still in a lot of pain, but hoping and praying for a strong recovery. He should be going home tomorrow, where he'll still be on crutches and/or a walker for quite a few weeks. Please keep him in your prayers. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Wednesday, April 04, 2007 at 00:35:23 (EDT)
I have two important items today. I heard Friday that Butch got through his operation ok, but with some complications. I hope Nancy can update us when she can.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER LIONEL!! NOW LETS SEE, HOW OLD WOULD HE BE. OH.... THAT IS NOT TO BE PUBLISHED, I ALMOST FORGOT.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, April 02, 2007 at 08:44:07 (EDT)


BUTCH TO HAVE HIP SURGERY:
"Well, we just got the news that Butch's hip replacement surgery has been moved up to March 30th. I just ripped out our bathroom to redo it all. I'm sure we will get it done in time? He is ready to get it done. He is in a lot of pain. He will be on crutches and a walker for 6 weeks, no weight on that leg. They won't cement it in because of his age. They form fit it and want the bone to grow around it. He will be racing my Mom, both will be using walkers. Mom fractured her pelvis last week. Mary my sister has been here helping her, but is going back home to NY Sat. We are going to hire someone to come in and help her with me working full time. I will be taking a couple of weeks off for Butch's operation, but I can't take off now too. Kyle has spring break that next week so he will be here helping me. Justin will also as much as he can, he is in the middle of his deer project for his masters. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy

O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, March 16, 2007 at 13:52:26 (EST)
LOVE - LOVE - LOVE - LOVE to all my family out there! Not just on this wonderful Valentine's Day, but on everyday!
Cynthia
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 22:09:44 (EST)
Update on Justin .He graduated last spring from LSU with a degree in wildlife science ...His graduate work is a three year deer study on 40,000 acres of leased hunting land , 20 min. out of Baton rouge . He has to trap and radio collor 28 deer so he can do telemitry on them for three years and chart there travel before and during hunting season.All the graduate school for the three years and all the equipment needed for the project is paid by LSU and wildlife and fisheries . Truck,atv.,corn,netting , dart guns, night vision, etc.He started the project this month and has radio colored six deer so far ...
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Monday, February 12, 2007 at 12:57:45 (EST)
That's right Butch. Their are no more ANTS for this year!!!!!!! Good deer pitcher Butch.
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, January 19, 2007 at 00:26:53 (EST)
GEAUX SAINTS GEAUX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Butch
slidell, USA - Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 16:18:32 (EST)
Dear family members,I would love to say that I miss My Dad and Mom in the Chat room mostly my Dad because he would write everyday but he's not suffering like he was.Carolyn it was a beautiful cerimony for Kim.I also would like to say is that I will keep Aunt Pat in prayers because i know what she's going through,also Martha and Becky..I will pray that we can always keep intouch..Michell is fighting pnemonia it's in her right lung and also flude in her ears so please keep her in prayer.Well i hope to see you guy's once again in a new year,but in the mean time i'll keep intouch with ya'll on the chat room.Peace and Love. Jayne Ellen
Jayne Marr <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Houma, La USA - Friday, January 12, 2007 at 12:24:58 (EST)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the family and extended family who comes to Lilmoma'chat room. I am still fighting the health problems, with wheelchair hospital bed, all the appliances that go with not being able to do for yourself. I have finally quit working but still do Acadian Memorial volionteer service. I spend most of my time helping Martha and Becky with the children. Sometimes I help Ce and Eugene. The rest of the time I am keeping straight the doctors appointments and bills and Insurance forms. Now that I am truly retired, I don't have the time or energy to do what I thought I would be doing. God has been good to me and my family and I thank Him and I am trying to hear from Him what He needs me to do. Keep me in your prays as I need help getting ajusted to my new lifestyleE LOVE TO ALL.
Aunt Pat <Resweber12@aol.com>
St.St. Martinville , La. USA - Saturday, January 06, 2007 at 00:23:45 (EST)
Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Daniel cooked a smoked duck, sausage and oyster gumbo last night. (He makes the best gumbo!) The whole family, Ana's family and Carl, Lynn, Scott and Marietta came over. Chris was working, but he and his partner were able to come by quickly for a bowl of gumbo. (He works as a paramedic for Acadian Ambulance) Today, Daniel, Ana, Alex, Kimberly, Matt, Meredith, Robert and I spent the day together. We cooked a turkey with all of the fixins! Then, this evening, Robert and I went to his brother's house to eat gumbo with all of the Wrights. I hope that everyone had a beautiful Christmas! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 01:06:40 (EST)
Congratulations to Matt Boudreaux, and best wishes to Kimberly on their wedding on Dec 1. See the photos linked from the front page. May God Bless them.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 12:16:34 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER WAYNE AND MY SISTER JAYNE. I HOPE YA'LL HAVE A NICE DAY. WE ALL LOVE YOU TOO. I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, December 18, 2006 at 23:55:46 (EST)
I WOULD LOVE TO WISH EVERYONE A MEERY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.I'M GOING TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH MAKING MORE CHRISTMAS ORNIMENTS THROUGHT THE YEAR.SO PEACE AND JOY AND HAPPINESS TO ALL. LOVE JAYNE
Jayne Ditch <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, Louisiana USA - Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 22:45:37 (EST)
Jayne Ellen, I need to know where all the photographs that Melvin was keeping for the family will go. Not the ones of your family, but Melvin had been given all the other family photos from Lilmoma. I especially need to get ahold of the costume pictures from the Mardi Gras, etc. I am going to work on some stuff to get her into the Erath Museum. Can you email me some info about where the pictures and old articles will be going so I can get to them when I come down there again? I don't know how many there are, or if they could be mailed to me. Let me know. 703-580-7164.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, December 11, 2006 at 07:40:15 (EST)
Eugene, Wayne's phone # is 739-2753.i will see him tomorrow as we are moving furniture out of the house. tell Aunt pat and family hello for me and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. love Jayne
Jayne Ditch <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, Louisiana USA - Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 19:58:00 (EST)
If anyone can get in touch with Wayne please let him know Aunt Pat would like to talk to him about doing some work for the caholic church in Youngsville. It is a restoration project on some statues. Please have him call Autn Pat ASAP. or send me and Email on how i can call Wayne to give him moms number. Love you guys Eugene
Eugene <eresweber@gatellc.com>
St Martinville, LA USA - Friday, December 08, 2006 at 17:08:16 (EST)
DEAR FAMILY, WELL I GOT MARRIED ON THE 9TH OF NOVEMBER AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL CERIMONY.IT WAS AT THE CHAPLE AT THE ACADIAN VILLAGE.JEFF GAVE ME AWAY AND I HAD ALL OF MY FAMILY IN IT.GRANDKIDS TOO.I WILL SEND SOME PICTURES INTO THE WEB SITE.MY MOM'S SISTERS WAS THERE AND UNCLE ED,I WAS VERY EXCITED.MICHELLE SET OUT MOM AND DAD'S WEDDING PICTURE ON THE GUEST TABLE,SO THEY WERE THERE IN SPIRIT..I MISS THEM DEARLY.WERE TRYING TO GET RID OF THE BUFFET AND TABLE SO IF ANY BODY OUT THERE NEEDS IT LET US KNOW.WE ALL SO HAVE THE COUCHES WHICH WE WOULD LIKE 200 FOR IT AND THE STOVE WELL THAT'S PRICELESS BUT WE WANT TO SELL THAT TOO.OTHER THAN THAT WERE MOVING ON.SO TAKE CARE AND I WILL KEEP INTOUCH. LOVE JAYNE MARR CELL #347-1722 OR 706-7120
Jayne Ditch <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, Louisiana USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 20:20:55 (EST)
Hi, Family: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We just finished cleaning up after another wonderful family dinner. We had 10 adults at the big table, and five grandchildren at the kitchen counter. Our 4 year old grandchile, Michael, said the blessing that he just learned in pre-k: "Thank you for the world so sweet - Thank you for the food we eat - Thank you for the birds that sing - Thank you Lord for everything. Amen." It was the first time that we put all the food on the table to serve from, and there was food from end to end. We had a fried turkey, a baked turkey breast, baked ham, fried fish, cornbread and sausage dressing, smothered green beans, baked macaroni and cheese, candied yams with pecans and marshmallows, cranberry sauce and rolls, and for dessert we had bread pudding, homemade pound cake, strawberries dipped in chocolate, coconut fudge, and mini pecan and pumpkin pies. It was a gorgeous day and after lunch the kids (big and little) rode the 4-wheeler and motor bike, and played football in the yard. Hope all are well, miss you all. Love.
Cynthia
- Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 21:09:30 (EST)
WELL THE BIG DAY IS COMING AND I'M NOT REALLY NERVOUS IT'S THE 9TH AND MICHELLE WAS GREAT BEING THE WEDDING PLANNER.HE'S A GREAT MAN AND MY KIDS ALREADY LOVES HIM.I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR YEARS BUT NOW WE HAVE A GREAT LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.I WILL SEND PICTURES BECAUSE I KNOW MOM AND DAD WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM AND I KNOW THEY ARE WATCHING OVER ME.THANK YOU AND I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU GUY'S.MY CELL #337-347-1722.LET'S KEEP INTOUCH. LOVE JAYNE
Jayne Ditch <jayniemarr@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 09:19:55 (EST)
Hi, Family: Charles and I are just recovering from a 4-day trip with two of the grandchildren (Chelsea 10 and Ian 9) to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood in Tennessee last weekend. We had just spent over $1,000 to have our A/C fixed on our van, but the afternoon that we left the A/C stopped working!!!!! It was lucky for us that as we headed north the weather got a lot cooler. We stayed at a Best Western just a mile from Dollywood, and even though the weather was in the 40's at night, the kids just loved swimming in the evenings in the indoor heated pool. Dollywood was beautiful, with the autumn decorations, and the trees turning colors! Chelsea and Ian had a great time and loved every minute there. They rode the rides (Ian was braver than Chelsea and he rode the "Tennessee Tornado" by himself), and played the amusement park games trying to win stuffed animals and balls. They succeeded all too often - we had a hard time packing all their treasures into the van to bring them home! We went to Dollywood for two full days and still didn't get to see all we wanted to see and show the kids. The only reason Charles and I were able to keep up with the kids is that we were on electric scooters because of Charles' back and my knees. The scooters are so wonderful, and we know we put many miles on them that we couldn't have walked ourselves. Charles and I had been to Dollywood several times before, and this trip was just for the grandchildren. We plan to go back by ourselves maybe the first week of December so that we can watch and listen to all the musical entertainment all over the park, and also take our time going to all the shops and craft exhibits. Can you tell that Dollywood is one of our favorite places? I think we'd even move to Tennessee if we could take all our children with us! Got to go for now. Miss and love you all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 22:17:50 (EDT)
Dear family, i would like to say thanks for all the prayers and help the day of the memorial.Dad was very faithful in keeping contact with all of his family out there.Uncle O.P. and Aunt Shirly thanks for being there for dad and i can name everyone but i would like to keep it short and simple.I will try my best to keep intouch with all of ya'll.I'm planning on marying on November 9th and this man is very good for me and i am happy.Mom said i hope one day you'll find a good man,well i have.We're getting married at the Acadian Village chapel and from there we go on to Randol's resturant.I would like to invite all of ya'll.I'm not sending out invitation but if anybody would like to come your more than welcome. ps Michelle did a great job for her grandfather she's sick with pnemonia and trying to help me out to,it's a stressful time for her so i would like a special prayer just for her and Maggie. love Jayne
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 23:53:44 (EDT)
Kimberly, we're so very proud of you!!! Your works have and are truly making a difference, and your life sets a wonderful example of God at work through those on earth. Love, Cynthia.
Cynthia
- Friday, October 06, 2006 at 18:39:28 (EDT)
Congratulations to Kim James, Carolyn's daughter for being honored as one of the "Twenty under 40" honorees. See the story and pictures linked to the front page.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, October 06, 2006 at 08:24:28 (EDT)
Hello, everyone, Attended Uncle Melvin's Memorial Liturgy Service today. It was very well done by Fr. Provost, pastor of Fatima; And Paul did the most beautiful, dignified, and touching Eulogy that I have ever heard. I was so proud of him and I know that his Dad is proud too! With everyone going home and going back to their own lives, please remember that this chat room is one of the best ways that we have to stay in touch with each other. It doesn't matter where we are, we should always stay in touch and let everyone know what is going on in your life. I know that it would be important to Grandma...she felt so strongly about everyone keeping in touch. We are so lucky to have aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, second cousins, in-laws, and other people that love and care about all of us. We just can't lose this wonderful gift that we have been blessed with. Just take a few minutes of your time. I will miss Uncle Melvin's posts and his e-mails. He was so faithful in rememb ering birthdays! I love you, Uncle Melvin! Stay in touch, Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 23:06:10 (EDT)
Uncle Melvin passed away last night around 11 PM. Thank you for all your prayers. Now, please also pray for the repose of his soul. All of his children, and many of his grand children, and his siblings got to visit with him before he went. He is now with his wife, mother and other siblings.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 08:12:11 (EDT)
Our prayers are with ya'll.. We love you Uncle Melvin .... Keep us informed Jayne ..
Butch
slidell, la USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 12:23:09 (EDT)
he's in room 456..
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11:19:07 (EDT)
to my family i just wanted to let you know that Dad is not doing good.They are moving him back to the 4th floor so they can monitor his heart..tonight he told me he was going home.i ask for evey one to say a pray for him.i love him so much and he's getting weaker.thanks. jayne Ellen
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 05:52:41 (EDT)
Melvin has been moved to room 515 at Lourdes. I talked to him & Michelle last night. Michelle is staying with him day and night. He has caught a liittle bit of pneumonia in one lung. He is still on the oxygen mask and is getting some physical therapy. They have him on antibiotics also. I found that his hearing is getting worse with his latest problem. He can't hear over the phone now. Please pray for him.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 07:00:14 (EDT)
Dad is in room 437 at Lourdes.
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 08:50:56 (EDT)
My Dad is in room 437,michelle said he's about the same.. love Jayne
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 00:15:39 (EDT)
Dear Family, My Dad needs alot of prayers.Today he has been admitted to the hospital because of his heart was racing and his oxygen level was low.He's at lourdes and Michelle is with him tonight..He's not feeling very well..I will keep intouch with all of you guy's.take care. Love Jayne
Jayne Ditch <jaynewolf @yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 20:39:33 (EDT)
Happy birthday Uncle Melvin ..... Nancy and I are doing well in Slidell...Justin has graduated from LSU with a BS in Wildlife Science and has a 3 year grad.project in La. on a 40,000 acre deer lease just out of Baton Rouge. He will dart , tag and radio colar deer .. So he can study there migration ... All funded by LSU ... When finnished he will have a Masters degree ...Kyle graduated from Slidell high and has started at LSU ... Adjusting to dorm life and now has two home football games under his belt !!!!! His major is Mass communication.. Hope to hear more about everybody soon ... Let's all find time to stay in touch ... We are so lucky to have a web site like this ....
Butch
slidell, USA - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 00:19:53 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DADDY. IT IS MELVIN BIRTHDAY TODAY. I LOVE YOU DADDY. HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. YOUR DAUGHTER NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 07:27:36 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Grandma! I've tried three times to write about our trip home from Seattle, but each time the internet kicks me off before I can submit it! Maybe it's because I was writing too much. Let me just say that we had a great time and saw some wonderful and amazing scenery and sights, and we got home 30 days after we had originally left home on this trip. We plan on doing a lot more travelling in the near future, hopefully along a lot of the backroads like we did on the way home. Hope all are well - I miss all of you. Love.
Cynthia
- Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 17:33:18 (EDT)
The website is www.delhommefuneralhome.com Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 23:10:35 (EDT)
Hey everyone, For those of you who knew Dr. Douglas Chesson, married to Wiladean Comeaux, Aunt Bertha's daughter, he passed away on Friday. His funeral is going to be held tomorrow. For those who knew them and would like to leave a condolence message, there is a website to do that if you log on to the Delhomme Funeral Home website in Lafayette. They were real close to Grandma and being an OBGYN, delivered probably all of us who were born in Lafayette, in addition to our children!! He was a wonderful and compassionate man. Hope everyone is well. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 23:04:44 (EDT)
Hello, everyone, Well it is official..my baby graduated from high school this morning! With such a large span in years between Daniel, Kimberly and Meredith, it really feels so strange and I am really having a little "moma meltdown"...I keep tearing up and crying at strange times....this too will pass, i know. I know that Nancy and Butch and Eugene and Cecilia are feeling some of the same emotions! Well, it was WONDERFUL to visit with my "Paran" and Aunt Shirley; and I was really happy that Meredith "showed up"! They both just never change in my eyes, they are perpetually young. Cynthia and Charles, it is so much fun to read about your adventures...keep up the fun travels! Well, I am recouperating well from my back surgery. I just have to be careful not to overdo my activities, yet keep active. I always have had a problem finding that point..I am usually either all or nothing! Carl and Lynn's oldest son, David and his wife Jessica had their first baby, Kate Avery; They are doing great. When I get a picture, I will send it to Uncle OP to put up for everyone to see. Anyway, would love to hear what is happening in everyone's life. Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 22:24:19 (EDT)
Hi Family! Charles and I just got back to Seattle from our 7-day Alaskan Cruise. Wow! What a wonderful trip! Our drive up to Seattle was great, too. We stopped at Independence, KS to see the Little House museum and homestead there and then to Thayer, KS so I could take my picture by the city sign; we went to Colorado Springs for 3 days and saw snow on the mountains, gorgeous rock formations at Garden of the Gods, and Buckskin Joe's Ghost Town was really used in a lot of shows and movies, and the most beautiful mountains; we went west of Denver to a ski lodge to watch the skiers (and while we were there we got to experience a "snow storm" - probably to everyone else it wasn't a real snow storm, but to us it was really great); we went to Jackson Hole, WY for 2 days and our room looked out on the snow-covered mountains and had a fireplace; then we went to see the Grand Tetons - that was one of the most awesome sights I've ever seen; Yellowstone and Old Faithful were next; we took the back roads through southwest Montana and through north Idaho to see the beautiful landscape changes and tried to guess which crops filled the fields as far as the eye could see; backroads again straight through Washington State (stopping for the Grand Coulee Dam); along the way we saw real antelope, buffalo, elk, deer, bears, and a white wolf crossed the road right in front of us. We're both exhausted right now and are back at the hotel in Seattle for the night. Then we'll start heading home. We're not sure of the route we'll take yet, but I know it will be great fun and we'll see lots of new and exciting things we've never seen before. One great story: Charles had never been in snow deeper than 1" and when we got to Grand Teton Park, we stopped at an outlook spot to take pictures. I started the video camera, and Charles decided to take a stroll into a big open field of snow. He got about 4 steps - and p l o p - down he went, sprawled all over in the snow!!! I couldn't stop videoing and we both couldn't stop laughing!!! He thought he could just walk on through it! It was a time we'll always remember! Got to go now, back to reality - I've got to go find the laundromat here in the hotel so we'll have clothes to wear on the trip home. I'll let y'all know later about our adventures from our trip home. Love, Cynthia
Cynthia
- Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 03:18:30 (EDT)
Yes, we are still in Louisiana visiting. See the pictures linked on the front page of this web site. We visited Aunt Pat, Uncle Melvin, and my Godchild, Carolyn. Aunt Pat is hanging in there, she had just taken another PET Scan on thursday and is waiting for the results. We had some great boiled crawfish thanks to Danny and Martha. We also visited Carolyn on thursday. She is recouperating from back surgery. She is doing pretty good and was able to walk us around her beautiful flower gardens. Her and Robert have done a great job of continually improving their house. We saw Merridith who is graduating this year from High School.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 08:51:52 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Aunt Pat! Hope that today is finding you feeling well. Just to let everyone know, so ya'll can keep me in your prayers, I am having surgery on my lower back on Friday morning. They are doing a decompression, removing a cyst and a facet joint, bone graft and 2 level fusion on L4-L5-S1; I am having it done at the new Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on Kaliste Saloom. It is such a nice place. There are only 20 rooms, so the care is supposed to be incredible. I will be there for 4-5 days. Things have seemed pretty quiet in the chat room, which I guess can be good, if it means everyone is well and busy. But I sure miss reading about everyone's life and all of your families; Miss and Love all of you so much!! Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 11:28:57 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY___PATRICIA "PAT"__HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. I LOVE YOU.
Melvin
USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 07:00:19 (EDT)
Hope you all had a Happy Easter. You can see our family's Easter photos on my web site: http://opditch.com. Send me a photo from your Easter and I will post it on this web site.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 05:59:24 (EDT)
HAPPY EASTER to all of you. Hope everyone has a Wonderful Easter.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 10:27:07 (EDT)
Update on Aunt Pat: The last biopsy didn't reveal any results again. They didn't get the right "tissue" to define the cancer. They have decided to wait about three weeks, to let her recouperate from the biopsy ordeal. Then they will take a "64 slice" scan and compare it with the PET scan from last week to see if and how it is growing. Then they will decide what to do from there. Thanks for your prayers.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, April 01, 2006 at 06:06:48 (EST)
Update on Aunt Pat: She is having her next biopsy procedure tomorrow instead of Thursday. She is having it a t 10 AM tomorrow at Laf General. Dr. Guidry is doing it again. Lets hope they get some good results and can determine what type of cancer it is. I spoke to Carl Ditch, her family doctor tonight. He assured me that they are doing the best they can for Aunt Pat. He says Dr. Guidry is very good. He mentioned to me something that I hadn't heard or thought of before. The PET scan, although it came up positive, indicating cancer, that the rest of the scan didn't show any other "hot spots". So, that was one good thing, that is hasn't spread. They just need to get some good results on the biopsy so they can determine what treatment to use. Please keep up the prayers for her.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 17:50:24 (EST)
Hello Family> Want to read about Jacob? Click here. http://condraft.com/player.php?id=2281
Melvin
USA - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 07:10:26 (EST)
Hello all. This is Jacob Guidry's wife (Becky Guidry's eldest son) and I just wanted to give everyone a very well needed update about our little family. We had a new addition 3 weeks ago (March 6), our little Gabriel Anthony. He was 3 week early and weighed in at 8 lb 14 oz, 20 3/4 in long. Kaleb is growing like a weed, and is now 2 1/2 years old. It is amazing how time flies. He is reacting very well to his new baby brother and is as smart as a whip. Jacob life is crazy right now. He has had two pro-days for NFL and has done very well. This past week has been really exciting. There are a few agents who are want to sign Jacob and push him as the top deep snapper. There are quite a few teams looking at him, which is really exciting. (Seattle, Pittsburg, New Orleans, Oakland, Miami, and a few others) The countdown to the draft has also begun (April 29-30) so the next few weeks will be crazy but I will be sure to keep everyone updated. Erin Guidry Check out Jacob on www.condraft.com (player database, and click on jacob guidry)
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 22:21:44 (EST)
Pat's Status: I talked to her yesterday. They are NOT going to do the delecate "surgical biopsy" yet, they feel it is too dangerous for her condition. She is back home recouperating from her latest biopsy attempt. She has had at least three different attempts to get biopsies on her large growth in her chest cavity. The growth is attached to the bronchial tube and against the outside of the lung. Unfortunately, the attempt to get good biopsies last Thursday was NOT successful either. They took seven samples, but they didn't come out with any results. I find this really strange, and can't explain it. They are letting her body recouperate and will try again next Thursday. Please keep praying. Thanks
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 09:07:28 (EST)
Hey gang, aunt Pat is in need of some prayers. She has been in, out, and in the hospital lately with what the doctors think is a rather large cancerous growth in her chest cavity. We think she will undergo a very delecate surgical biopsy tomorrow to determine what type of cancer growth it is. Her health has not been that good, and this biopsy will be very hard on her system. Please pray for her.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 06:49:21 (EST)
Eugene, Thanks for the update on Aunt Pat. We are praying for a heathly recovery and thinking of all of you!!! I will check lil mommas page for more updates. Love and Miss ya'll!!!! Karen and Family
Karen Dominick <karend93@adelphia.net>
Fredericksburg, va USA - Friday, March 17, 2006 at 16:06:35 (EST)
Hello from St Martinville Things on the Resweber Homefront are quite wild and crazy as usual. As of today we still do not have a diagnoses or prognosis on Mom's condition. We started the week out(Monday) with informtion that Mom had lunger cancer. Carl immediately started testing and scans to make a diagnosis(type of cancer) and as of today we still have no more information. She under went biopsie procedures on Tuesday that were inconclusive, again on Wensday and still inconclusive. After the third round of surgery for the biopsies on Wednsday Mom ended up in ICU with severe swelling that could have caused her to suffocate. She was out of ICU on Thursday and into a private room where she is still recovering today(Friday). We thought that she would be out today but she is still having trouble breathing when she walks and talks so Carl dedided to keep her there until she is a little more stable. She will probably be going home with oxygen because of the breathing difficulites. She will be having a PET scan sometimes next week to see if they can detect and rapid cell growth in the mass that is in her chest. We were given some hope on Thursday by Carl and Dr O'Brian(surgeon) that there are some very rare occorurances of fiberous masses in this area of the chest and there may in fact be no cancer in all of the scar tissue or mass. All of the biopsies so far produced results showing scar tissue with no cells that lead to a definite diagnosis. Mom had been praying through our Mother Maria Rosa Mystica, Pope John Paul II and Blessed Msgr. Xavier Seelios for a miricle and favors to be granted. Mom is very much at peace and comfortable with her condition and has accepted her cross to bear. Marie-Louise, Mom and I prayed together Tuesday night and Mom said "Lord I accept your will be done and I accept this cross to bare and only pray that I may carry my cross as gracefully as you did yours." Mom ask that we all continue to pray through intercesory prayer for her healing. She continues to pray the Chaplet of Tears through Maria Rosa Mystica and bleieves in the intercession of Mary. Mom has also had the blessing of havieng one of the weeping statues or Maria Rosa Mystica in her room as well as a true relic of St Jude and Msgr Seelios. On another front we found out on Monday that Cecilia's Dad would be having quadrouple bypass surgery on Thursday(yesterday). His surger went really well and he is recovering in Pensacola Florida where they now reside after Katrina. All of the mass confusion has split up our family for a few nights as all six of us slept under different roofs on wed and thursday night. Cecilia took the bus to Florida to be with her familey and all of the kids were with friends so that I could tend to Mom and not have to worry about the kids being in school etc...(What great friends we have as a support system here) Hopefully Saaturday night we will all be reunited at home and can get back on step soon. On a positive not we took a family vacation to Flint,Michigan where Eugene IV will be attending Kettering University(General Moters Institute) in October. It looks as of now that he will be majoring Industrial Engineering and in a 4 1/2 year cooperative learing experience. We traveled into Canada as a family as well and just got a litttle taste of the cold(16-26 degrees) It was a wonderful family vacation and we are all looking forward to going back to visit him once her starts school. Looking forward to graduation on May 16th. Marie_Louise(10th grade) and Annemarie's(8th grade) soccer team made it to the Quarter finals this year and they are both on the honor roll and doing well in school. Ian(5th grade) is finishing up basketball and starting spring soccer tonight with his first practice. I have also started a new job as a Quality, Health, Safety, and Enviroment Manager for an oilfield company at the Port of Iberia and Cecilia is still teaching kindergarten in New Iberia. Please keep us in your Prayers as we journy on to next week. Maybe i should not look that far and pray for the rest of this day(lol) Anyway guys we love you all. Until next time! God Bless!
Eugene <eresweber@gatellc.com>
St Martinville, LA USA - Friday, March 17, 2006 at 13:39:36 (EST)
Hi, Family! Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Valentines Day and send my love to everyone. Hope you all had as wonderful a day as I had - knowing that you love and are loved.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 17:45:57 (EST)
THANK YOU DADDY. I LOVE AND MISS ALL. GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW BABY DAVID.HOPE EVERYONE IS WELL. NANETTE ALVERSON.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 06:50:23 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTH DAY____"NANETTE"__WE LOVE YOU. Have a great day. Keep well.
DAD <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 06:32:47 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "Sophia Maria Ditch" David & Lucia Ditch 4th child 8&8. Congratulations David And Lucia.
Uncle melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 16:20:51 (EST)
I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW IT WAS TOMMY DITCH BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY. JANUARY 24TH. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CINDY AND TO AUNT ELAINE TO IT WAS HER B-DAY TOO. WELL I HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING GOOD AND WELL. LOVE AND MISS EVERYONE TOO. NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 14:37:57 (EST)
Happy birthday Cindy......... LUV YA
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 22:42:53 (EST)
Happy New Year to all. We got a new roof for Christmas, it really looks better than the blue roof. Had the fence repaired and all the trees have been removed. It really looks sad, but we are so blessed. Spring time we will relandscape and plant trees. To think we planted all the trees 26 years ago. We are all trying to cope. Our home and our city will take a long time to recover. I went into the city and drove thru miles of devestation.There are many areas still unliviable with no electrity,water or sewage. They still don't know what they will do with all those areas. People can't believe they will have a shorter Mardi Gras when people have no place to live...I understand they are trying to get money into the city...But???? Justin and Kyle will both be on track to grad. in the spring...Butch's work is going well with him being out of town one to two days a week. I am working full time for a construction co. as you can guess we are very busy. We are all looking for a very good 2006!!!! Go REDSKINS
Nancy <nbthayer>
slidell, la USA - Monday, January 09, 2006 at 19:35:16 (EST)
Cynthia, good to see you back on the web site. Hope you all are coping with all the mess. Send us some pictures of your damage and cleanup. We saw some pictures from time to time in the news, but haven't seen anything lately of Slidell. It's all about N.O. Butch and Nancy, let us hear from you all also. Also, how is Melanie doing?
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 06:15:06 (EST)
Hi, Family!!!! I just completed the installation of my BellSouth internet connection! It's so wonderful to be able to get online again! So much has been happening around here. We got 18 inches of water in our house but no tree/roof damage. We've just about finished with the repairs (80% or so completed). And we've still got a 30' pile of trash and debris in our front yard that hopefully will be picked up soon. We all had a great Christmas gathering here on Christmas afternoon. Thank God that we're all safe and well. Please note my new email address. Hope to hear about everyone in the Chat Room. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Love to all.
Cynthia <ccjulian@bellsouth.net>
- Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 16:16:16 (EST)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 05:53:28 (EST)
Congratulations--"JARRET AND ALYSSA DITCH" Sorry I could not be there for the wedding. ALYSSA , WELCOME INTO THE "DITCH" Family. We love you.
Grand Pa <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Monday, December 12, 2005 at 22:15:21 (EST)
Thanks for the update Carolyn. Sounds like you are a very busy person these days. Happy yo hear all the children are well and doing great. I'm getting along ok and just trying to keep my body from giving away. HE! The Docs say i'm improving but I feel the age creeping up on me. Michell is here with Magie her child. My great grand child. So I'have some one to help do the things I just can't do any more(BOOHOO). Has any one talked to Cinthia and Charles lately. Have Not heard from them since "Katrina". Hope they are starting to get there lives back together. I' have lots to be thanksfull for this week. "I'M STILL ALIVE" YEA!. Every One have a good wee. Love you.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Monday, November 21, 2005 at 18:24:50 (EST)
Hello, everyone! I just had to break the 2 week silence in our chat room!! I check the posts every day to see what is going on with everyone and I guess everyone is just busy with their lives right now. As you can guess, the oil and gas business is booming right now and Robert and I are overwhelmed with work. We are trying to make the most of it while it lasts! Meredith is a senior and has been playing softball for Lafayette High. She is gearing up for her last season....she plays 1st base and does really well at it! She hasn't been riding horses, though...softball has kept her too busy. Daniel just found out, yesterday, that he passed his Paramedic National Certification test!! He was so excited. He is working for Acadiana Ambulance and loves it. Alex is now 3 years old and is in preschool 3 days a week. He is just a precious, lovable boy! Ana is doing great, her mom, dad and 2 brothers are here working for a while. She is really enjoying having them close by. Kimberly is the director of the Catholic Service Center for the Diocese of Lafayette. She oversees all of the agencies that assist the poor. She is doing what she loves, although it is a very trying job. She is dating a young man who is in our line of work and they are very serious....She is 28 now and maybe this might be the one!? Well, better go now...how is everyone else doing? Love, Carolyn
carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 10:28:21 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "CAROLYN" Hope you have a nice day, and many more birthdays. love you.
Uncle melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, La USA - Monday, October 31, 2005 at 17:01:43 (EST)
Check out my granddaughter's (Laura, Karen's daughter) photos. She was just in a wedding as a bride's maid. She is a freshman in high school. http://opditch.com/DiWedding1/index.htm. She is going to be a beauty queen like her grandmother.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 09:31:46 (EDT)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"___"Shirley L. Ditch". Yes you are, and getting closer to (??). Have a good one. We love you.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette , LA USA - Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 08:53:48 (EDT)
Hello everyone. I am waiting for Aunt Pat to get her computer fixed so we can see her on this Chat Room soon. She called me the other day to check up on us. We are doing fine up here in "safe" Virginia. She is still in physical therapy for her broken hip/leg. They are doing ok, but I found out that Martha's son Daniel had transfered to McNeese in Lake Charles before the storm. He evacuated, but may have lost all his stuff in his apartment, which he has not been able to return to check out.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 07:47:12 (EDT)
Hello, Everyone! So many birthdays!! I talked to Butch last night...50 years old! Alex had his 3rd birthday on Friday. We had his party at my house on Sat. He had so much fun!! Daniel turned 30 on Spetember 5th. He and Uncle Melvin share that date. Happy Birthday, Uncle Op! And Happy Birthday to everyone else who has recently celebrated!!! Hoping everyone is doing well, look forward to everyone's posts. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com,>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, October 03, 2005 at 12:34:01 (EDT)
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY BUTCH!!!!!!! We love you very much!!! We are all doing ok. Trying to get back to normal. We have the insurace ajuster coming Monday. The city is opening more places on our side of town. They say we have 100,000 more people just in St. Tammany Parish. Traffic is very bad,with all the commerce on our side of town since it is so devistated on the south side of town close to where the storm serge came in. They said there was a 27ft storm serge that hit the coast Slidell. School starts for Kyle on Monday also. Love to everyone.
Nancy <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, la. USA - Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 15:55:03 (EDT)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"__Brother O.P.__I love you. Have a very nice day.
Meelvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 08:48:48 (EDT)
Happy Anniversary KAREN & STEVE. (__) Yes I guess it is. Time do fly. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Have Many more happy years. Love you.
uncle melvin
USA - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 08:57:48 (EDT)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Perry Ditch. (--) WOW! Yes I guess you are. Have a nice day. Love you.
uncle melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette , LA USA - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 08:53:24 (EDT)
See Butch & Nancy's house after Katrina. Link is on the front page.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 19:10:49 (EDT)
HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY BRO Melvin Ditch!!

Our Hero.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 07:27:43 (EDT)


Hello Patricia: Give us some news from You. Everyone wants to know how you are doing. Tried top call you but no one answered.??? Maybe your lines were down?? Love you.
Melvin
USA - Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 10:48:49 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Just found out from Butch (who went to Slidell today) that our house got about 18 inches of water in it. He said there was no tree damage to the house or the vehicles, although there were a lot of trees down in the yard. Our neighbor across the street is guarding the neighborhood (our street consists of 4 houses)! He even cut up some of the downed trees in our yard to unblock our driveway. Butch and his crew were such angels - they emptied out and threw away all the yucky food from our two refrigerators! I love you guys!!! You see, Charles had just told me that my first job when we got home was to empty the refrigerators!!! We had been able to raise the big table up about 4 feet, but the china cabinet, little buffet and big buffet were too heavy for us to lift - I'm hoping that we can clean and dry them up soon. We lost the obvious "stuff", but it's just "stuff" - what's important is that we are all safe. Melanie is still working at Northshore Hospital, so this weekend we will be bringing Bo and Chelsea over to stay with us in Columbus, GA until things get better in Slidell. We have an apartment at the Whisperwood Apartments MELANIE, CALL ME AT (706) 507-0723 OR ON MY CELL PHONE (IT WORKS). Phone lines, electricity, and all utilities are still down in Slidell, but Butch said he could see progress in just two days. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We'll keep you all posted. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 02:47:45 (EDT)
The good news is "All our family in "KATRINA's" path is SAFE. The BAD news is, there lives may be disruptured for a good length of time. SO. I'm asking ALL to pray for Butch and Nancy's famiily and Cynthia and Charles's Family and of course "Melanie and her family" OH! Cousin Vonnie and her family.
Uncle Melvin <Melditch@ bellsouth.net>
Lafayette , LA USA - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 09:14:39 (EDT)
FROM NANCY & BUTCH:
Hey Everyone, Butch made it thru to Slidell with the boys yesterday..it was very hard to get in..Our home is ok no flooding . All trees down front and back. A tree in the front yard was on the roof not too bad of damage..some .They cut the trees off the roof. My moms house is good also. We are so lucky. But our City looks like a bomb went off...Butch says what they could see is so bad. They couldn't even get to the real bad parts. You really can't drive around too much debri and power lines. There in no power, no water, no cell or phones. Butch and the Boys came back to Lafayette last night. We will be staying in lafayette for now. Love, Nancy

O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at 11:58:03 (EDT)
Whew! Thanks for letting us know, Nancy. You made good time. Great to know you are safe! Hope Cindy and family make it to Georgia. We will be glued to the TV today and praying. But a Hurricane Party in Lafayette is not a bad idea at this point! He! Love,
Aunt Shirley
USA - Monday, August 29, 2005 at 07:34:44 (EDT)
Dear Aunt Shirley, Butch,Kyle, Grandma Jackie,and Roux our golden retriever are all at Carolyn's. We left 12:30 am this morning. Very tired after boarding up and all the packing. We made good time 3hrs. We took a back route thru Houma, I just followed Butch he knows all the backways. Justin stayed in Baton Rouge. Cyndy and family were leaving today for Georgia. We really need everyone's prayers. It looks very bad. But we are safe and that whats counts!!! Love to everyone, Nancy
Nancy
Slidell, La USA - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 16:57:43 (EDT)
Cynthia and family, Butch and family, hope you are up North somewhere! Let us know how you are when Katrina has come and gone. Our prayers are going South today. Love,
Aunt Shirley
USA - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 10:56:26 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Grandma and Francis!!!! Grandma, remember when I was real young and you would let me take all the canned goods out of your cabinet and set them up in the living room on that long, low wooden table? I would play "grocery store" with my cousins for hours. And remember how we all used to sit on the screened front porch on Friday nights in the summer and play cards while we waited for my Mom and Dad to drive in from New Orleans? I still remember the wonderful fragrance of the sweet olive trees and gardenias and roses in the night air. Wonderful, wonderful memories!!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 01:46:24 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Uncle O.P., thanks for the updates on Aunt Pat. I know the family is all praying for her. Here in Slidell, we got a lot of rain from Cindy and a little wind and drizzle from Dennis, but no damage. I had a little scare a few weeks ago: I had chest pains like I'd never had before, and after a two-day hospital stay (including a nuclear stress test, which was horrible to go through), the heart doctor told me that I just had arthritis in a joint in my chest! Great news, but whoever heard of such a thing?! Stacey's youngest, Michael, fell off a stool tonight and knocked out one of his front teeth. We'll take him to the dentist in the morning to see what they need to do (he's only 3). Charles and I are thinking about selling our place and getting a condo on the water so we can get a pontoon boat for the family to help us enjoy when we're not traveling. I just don't know if I can downsize that much! Eric is helping Melanie study to get her "Surgical Assistant" license; Michael got a hob promotion with Makita; Stacey and Dennis are working on their new house in Lacombe; JohnPaul will be taking his last semester of college in the fall; Bo will be starting high school in the fall and can't wait to get his learners permit next year so he can drive PawPaw's truck; and Chelsea and Ian are so happy to have each other as "cousins" to play with all the time. Miss all of you, and look forward to hearing about what's going on with all of you! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 01:40:12 (EDT)
Well, I talked to Aunt Pat again, and she is now home. She is having a rough time getting in and out of bed and into the car to go to her Rehab sessions. She has a sitter/nurse 24hrs for now. She thanks everyone for their prayers. She will have a long recovery period, so I'm sure your prayers will be helpful for that also.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 06:10:21 (EDT)
I talked to Aunt Pat again yesterday. She is still in Rehab Hospital. She will be going home soon and will have 24 hr nursing with her. She has a lot of problems getting up and walking with the help of a walker. There is still a lot of pain, but she is coping. She thanks everyone for their prayers. They thought she was going to need another operation, but the doctor decided against it after seing the xrays. She has lost 20 lbs so far, but needs to loose more. Pray that she has the will to do that.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 06:11:22 (EDT)
I talked to Aunt Pat yesterday. She is in rehab and recovering as best as can be expected. It is very hard on her because of her other illnesses, but she is coping. She thanks everyone for their prayers.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 06:48:52 (EDT)
We are still praying for a swift recovery.
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 00:29:20 (EDT)
I just talked to Martha. Aunt Pat when into surgery finally around 7:30 CDT. She is now (8:30) out of surgery and the doctor said that it went well. She will be in recovery for a while yet. She should be in the in the hospital at Lourdes until at least Thursday. Please continue prayers for her full recovery.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, June 06, 2005 at 22:47:33 (EDT)
Pat is going into Lourdes Hospital tonight and will be operated on sometime tomorrow. Please pray for her.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, CVa USA - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 20:23:02 (EDT)
Martha called. Pat fell again. This is the third time in about 1 or 2 months. Her bone in her upper leg is broken and is pushing on her hip bone. She will have an operation tomorrow. Her other health conditions make the operation more dangerous. Please pray for her.
Shirley
USA - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 20:14:22 (EDT)
First, I would like to thank my Brother O.P. for getting this gathering set up, and my Brother Lionel for making this trip to be here. To my dear sister Patrica , who always means so much to me "THANKS. To my daughter Jayne who did so much to get my house in order. Thanks. And to my friends and cousin "Russell Comeaux" Thanks for coming. And to the caterers "TWO SWEET SISTERS" Becky & Martha, and Annamarie Thanks for "GOOD "food. LOVE YOU ALL.
MELVIN <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 08:11:11 (EDT)
Hello family,I finely remembered how to get in the chat room. O.P. had told me several times but when I got to the computer I would forget. Lots has happen in our family in this year, but we are coming through by the stregenth of the "Family". In Feb. I had a bad fall that put me down at home in bed until March. No broken bones only busted facem arm, hand, knee. and back. Then in April I rolled out of my bed in my sleep, while hooked up to my Ce-Pap machine. All came toumbling down. Busted head, nose, knee. new back damage. thigh hurt, and now as of yesterday I have Pink eyes(bouth eyes), I will make it I have to much yet to do. I have been helping Martha & Becky with the children as their new business has taken off like jet. I am looking forwad to the Ditch brother & sister reunion on June 2?. in Lafayette at Melvin's. Hello to all. Would like to hear from more of you. As Grandma said "You'll stay in touch" Love You'll
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 01:09:19 (EDT)
Happy Mothers Day Mom -
Butch
slidell, USA - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 16:20:16 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Well, we got another "vacation" in the hospital for a few days. Charles started having chest pains last week, and they did another angiogram. They found that some of the smaller blockages that he had 2 years ago were almost clear - per the doctor's instructions, he's been taking several Fish Oil capsules a day since his last angiogram - and they say that's a big part in his getting better. He does still have a bad blockage, but because of its location they say that repair or bypass is too risky, and will treat him with medication for now. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 01:00:59 (EDT)
Hi, Family - We've been busy getting ready for spring: pruning, planting grass, cutting down dead trees, picking out sweet-smelling plants to line the outside of our big porch (gardenias, sweet olives, banana magnolias), and honeysuckle and purple wisteria on the fences. We're also doing spring cleaning to get ready for Stacey and her family to move in with us in about a month. They just sold their home in Jacksonville, bought some acreage in Slidell, and will begin clearing and construction of their new home this fall. They'll be staying with us for almost two years while they build. We can't wait for the grandchildren (Ian-8 and Michael-3)to get here so we can spoil them, too! We've got perch, bass, minnows - and a lot of huge tadpoles (Bo said he saw a humongous bullfrog in the water yesterday). Charles has been trying (between the thunderstorms) to grade and clear the back and side of the property. He's having a lot of problems with his back right now, and we're in the process of finding a surgeon to check him out. Missing all of you, and hoping all are doing well. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, April 08, 2005 at 15:34:08 (EDT)
GREAT to see your back I'm sure you will be fine now that your home and Aunt Shirley can nurse you back to normal... And don't worry LILMOMA'S FAMILY CHAT ROOM will always be there for us....just like grndma was .. and is.. always there for us.Love Butch
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la. USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 23:59:58 (EST)
Ok, I've been back home several days. THANK YOU for all your prayers, they are working. I am recouperating at the normal pace. Please continue to pray for NO complications. Thanks to everyone for keeping in touch also. O. P.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 18:34:16 (EST)
THIS IS THE LATEST FROM SHIRLEY ABOUT O.P. He just called. He said he is ready to come home. He got out of bed several times during the night to go to the bathroom, sit up and walk. Amazing! The extra day in the hospital was good. They showed him how to do everything for himself. It helped me because I wanted to do everything for him. But they said that is not good. The more he does for himself the quicker the recovery. They DID show him HOW to do things so it will not hurt the surgery. He will come home today. I am ready! Shirley.
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 08:54:06 (EST)
Hello Family: I just got a call from Fairfax VA. from my brother O.P. He sounded good and told me that they had taken ALl tubes out, and he was doing much better. Thanks for all the prayers. He will probably stay in hospital over the weekend.
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 17:26:58 (EST)
I just got a call from Patricia (PAT) my sister. She said Shirley called her and said that they were going to move O. P. into his room today. So he will be out of ICU and that is very good news. Give him a day or two before calling him. Thank YOU GOD. Melvin
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 18:37:51 (EST)
Dad had a good night. They removed the breathing tube last night and he had a sip of water. He is doing well and everything is going according to plan. Thanks for the prayers David
David Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 09:00:38 (EST)
David thanks for keeping us up to date. Your dad is in our prayers.
Butch <nbthayer@bellsouth.net>
slidell, la USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 01:10:13 (EST)
Just got home. Dad was still in recovery and not out of the anestesia. That will not probably happen until 10pm tonight. We'll go and see him tomorrow morning. Hospital was top notch. Made it look routine. His color was really good. He had a quadruple bypass. Surgery was about 4 hours. David
David Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 22:08:56 (EST)
Thanks DAVID, For informing all about your dad. "O.P.". Your mom called me last night when she got home around 9:45pm ET. I had already been informed through note posted in CC55 Chat room, and from Karen yesterday.Now "SHIRLEY" gave his room Phone number.Any one wishing to call, please E_MAIL me, and i'll send it to you. There will be more information posted as we get it.( FROM DAVID) NOW__PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM.
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 08:32:46 (EST)
Just talked to Mom. Dad (O.P.) is going in for a triple buypass surgery on Tuesday at 1pm EST. Karen and I will be there with mom. It will be a 3-4 hour surgery. He went in for a test this morning and they though he may have to get a stint put in. It was blocked too much for that and they need to do surgery instead. We'll keep everyone posted. David
David Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 22:27:45 (EST)
Has anyone heard how Aunt Pat is doing ?
Butch
slidell, la. USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 00:30:56 (EST)
Please pray for Aunt Pat. She fell down some steps and hurt her back and had to have stiches in her chin. She is home and hurting. Please pray for her quick healing.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 10:21:01 (EST)
WELL I FINALLY GOT TO GET THE PASSWORD FROM MY DADDY. SO I HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING OK. I JUST TALK TO MY DADDY AND HE SOUNDS REAL GOOD. THANK YOU BUTCH FOR THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY. JUST TO LET ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT I MISS ALL OF MY AUNTS AND UNCLES AND COUSINS VERY MUCH. I HOPE ONE DAY WE CAN GET TOGETHER AGAIN. WELL I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU AND YA'LL TAKE CARE. GOD IS WATCHING OVER US. LOVE ALL NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 19:09:57 (EST)
Good to see your back uncle Melvin.... Nanette happy belated birthday ... And yes uncle OP it is warm for MARDI GRAS this year -- 70 -- a little over cast that will help some ... Justin & Kyle are in MAMO , LA. for MARDI GRAS this year. Having a cajun celebration with a freind's from there.. Can't wait to here the stores?? Nancy and I did our celebrating last weekend it was our 28TH wedding aniversary.. We went to the gulf coast and stayed at a bed and breakfast not far from the casino's where we had supper and went to the show.. We had a good time.. Hope all are well>>>>
Butch <waltert@dktire.com>
slidell , La. USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 11:18:11 (EST)
WELL? I'm BACK. After only 5days this time. Same problem O2 level dropped . Glads to be home. LOVE Y'ALL
MELVIN <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 20:20:00 (EST)
Uncle Melvin is in the hospital again. He came down with shortness of breath again, similiar to the last time. His body's oxigen level had gone down to 80. So they admitted him to Lourdes (rm 517). I talked to him again yesterday and his oxigen level has gone up to above 90 now. They are treating him with antibiotics. He sounded pretty good on the phone, so it looks like he is improving. Say some more prayers for him to continue to get better.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 07:51:58 (EST)
Happy Birthday Nanette!! Uncle O. P.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 14:51:45 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "NANETTE M> ALVERSON" LOVE YOU. DAD.
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 07:45:37 (EST)
It's COOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDD up here in Virginia! Hope you all down in "warm" Louisiana are ok. I fixed the front page link to add comments to the guestbook. If you don't have the user name and password. Email be separately.
O. P. Ditch
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 14:43:16 (EST)
I got a note from STEVE DITCH in California yesterday. He said that ALL were OK as of yesterday. TOO MUCH RAIN FOR THAT STATE. His Dad Lionel is on Cruise from Miami FL to Los Angeles CA . Will be back home on 16th Jan. Love Y'all.
Melvin
USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 08:35:32 (EST)
Thanks Carolyn, this old man, not only can't hear, but looks like I can't see too well either. HE! What a nice gathering you had.LOL
Uncle Melvin
USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 11:19:02 (EST)
LOL! Just had to let you know that Carl is looking down so lovingly at his son's girlfriend's puppy!!!!! She was giving it to her uncle for Christmas and brought it to our house. No grandchildren, yet, for Carl and Lynn, but we keep waiting! Love, Carolyn
carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 22:43:08 (EST)
CAROLYN and CARL and ALL. Great pictures of your holidays. Looks like the Ditches have a new member. Could that be Carl and Lynn's grand baby.???Let us know who are in the pictures Love you guys.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 10:45:15 (EST)
See Carloyn & Carls photos from Christmas and hunting. Linked from the front page.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 12:04:13 (EST)
Happy New Year to all of Lilmoma's family. Send me some Christmas pictures of you all.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 18:56:45 (EST)
I hardly got to knoe lil moma, but I am glad my mom showed me this website.It is like an online reunion to remind us we have a great family. Have a great new year everyone.
Jordan Guidry <jorman89@aol.com>
Saint Martinville, La USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 12:16:11 (EST)
Yes, We should Pray for the blessings received. I have LOTS to be thankful for,. Last year was a trying one for me. Was in the Hospital 2 times but came out with the help of "GOD" and all my doctors. I'm still hanging in here, doing well, and praying for "ALL". LOVE ALL OF YOU "FAMILY" And "HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR"
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 08:23:24 (EST)
We want to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year love you all!!!!
David, Lucia, Jonathan , Christopher and Matthew <dditch1@comcast.net>
laurel, md USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 00:44:46 (EST)
Happy New Year to All and I know this year will be a good one. I pray that the health of all stays good, and for the older ones get better. I pray that we all remember our family members who have gone to meet our Savior. May they watch over us. Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 22:56:00 (EST)
Just testing the new entry for lilmoma's guest book. "HAPPY NEW YEAR "to ALL Love you.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 21:47:53 (EST)
I'm just testing something. let's see if this works.
O. P. <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 20:45:00 (EST)
Happy Holidays to all my Louisana Family...Having Christmas at mom and dads today. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Having a great hoiday...everyone is healthy. Happy New Year to all!!! Love and Miss ya, Karen Dominick and family
Karen <karend93@adelphia.net>
Fredericksburg, va USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 12:03:26 (EST)
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, hope all have a nioe day. We will be at Danny & Martha's. We wll exchange gfts n the evenng. What s all this page stuff in the Chat Room? O.P. need to take it off. I guess everyone must be busy, not much news in the Room. Two Sweet Sisters company has gotten off with a BANG. If you haven't heard that is Martha & Becky;s new business. See there web page. Waiting to here from you'll. Love to all, Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 12:59:14 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAYNE&WAYNE. WAYNE KIM SAYS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER PERAN.WELL I HOPE YA'LL HAVE MANY MORE GOOD DAYS. LOVE YA'LL YOUR SISTER NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 08:08:39 (EST)
JUST TO LET EVERYONE IT WOULD ME MY MOMS BIRTHDAY TODAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNETTE BONNET DITCH. I READY DO MISS MY MOM.I WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. LOVE ALL NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 07:26:37 (EST)
CHRIS SORRY ABOUT THAT. MERRY XMAS
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayete, louisiana USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:22:29 (EST)
Sorry (GRANDMA)AND cHRIS YOU'LL SEE US SOON WE LOVE YOU,YOUR aUNT JAYNE MISSES YOU.
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayete, LA USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:20:18 (EST)
I would like to say thank you for all the prayers,i'm trying to do my best for my Dad and hope this Christmas will be full of Joy.I missed last Christmas because i was in Vegas but i'm going to be here for him..I miss my Mom and i am making more Christmas Balls,she gave me the talent and so did grandm.My grandkids will have some of my decorations it's something that we all have passed on.I want to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year. Love ya Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:17:28 (EST)
Hello Family. Check out Brother Lionel's Great Grand Kids and His Christmas Tree with lilmom'a christmas balls. In Lilmoma's PHOTO ALBUM. Love
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 09:05:48 (EST)
Merry Christmas to all the family. Sorry I haven't entered any messages for some time. But here is an update which Mel and OP already know. I too remember the big dinners at the holidays at Mom's and miss them a lot. We had large family dinners here when Gloria was living too. This year I had dinner with Steve's family only. This Christmas the family is going to have a big dinner at my home. Kent and Kelly are coming in from Seattle but Lynn and her family will not be here. I have all Mom's balls on the tree and it looks beautiful. I have met a nice lady friend and we are going to visit Lynn over New Years and then taking a cruise from Miami to LA - 16 days. Hope to get down to Lafayette some day and see all the family. Had a stroke a while back but have recovered to normal except for my appatite. I am eating way too much and getting a large belly. Trying the south beach diet but don't hold true all the time. Playing golf but badly. I read the chat room all the time but never seem to put any messages in it. All the family is doing good. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas. Love you all and miss you too. Love Lionel
Lionel <hipman3@yahoo.com>
Yorba Linda, Ca USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 12:55:26 (EST)
Ok, it's that time of year again. Time to send me your Christmas photos of Lilmoma's balls. See the Family album for the photos.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 09:04:21 (EST)
HEY GUYS ITS CHRIS i havent talked to anyone in a while but i hope to. i want to wish everyone a late but very loving thanksgiving like grandpa mel my dad Wayne uncle Paul aunt Jayne uncle Francis ect. i hope to see one of you soon peace out! much love.
chris <potterfan1117@lycos.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 11:38:10 (EST)
Hi, Family: We had a really great Thanksgiving Day. For the first time, we put all three leaves in the big table - we had 12 for our feast of turkey, cranberry sauce, ham, sweet potatoes, baked potato soup, artichoke casserole, macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing, peas, cauliflower and cheese, rolls, bread pudding, lemon icebox pie, pumpkin pie, rice pudding, and pecan pie. We all said grace, and went around the table so each person could say something they were thankful for, which included: family, friends, happiness, love, our wonderful meal, faith, and freedom. Miss all of you, and wish all a blessed holiday season. ATTENTION EVERYONE: I'm trying to put together a slideshow of pictures of our many get-togethers at grandma's table over the years. Please, if anyone has any pictures in their old albums, can you email them to me, and let me know the occasion that we were celebrating and the date or year. When I get it finished, I'll email a copy to everyone! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 02:40:39 (EST)
GO LSU GO LSU. THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD GAME. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ST.MARTNVILLE AND NEW IBERIA. GOGOGO LSU. WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE. THIS IS YOUR COUSIN NANETTE DITCH ALVERSON. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I THINK ABOUT ALL OF YOU AND AUNT PAT I AM PRAYING FOR ALL OF YA''LL. LOVE NANETTE.
nanette alverson <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 19:12:10 (EST)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL FAMILY. I miss the gathering we used to have at MOM'S on Thanksgiving. But Now I'm thankfull that I'm still here. Thank GOD for my health. YES PATRICIA, I think and Pray for you everyday. you stay well, and enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family. Love you sis, and you Bros. O.P. and Lionel.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 08:52:22 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope your day is peaceful family orented as Mom taught us. Hope you'll are in good health. I will have lunch with Martha and Becky's family at Becky's, and supper at Ce and Eugene's (for left overs and deserts). I miss hearing from you'll on Lilmoms's Chat Room. I check in most every night. I miss our family gatherings. This page is the closest I can get to Moma's family dinners. Love to all.
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 04:07:45 (EST)
hi everybody this is Marie-Louise, Eugene's daughter. Everyone here is doing great. My dad had back surgery again about 2 weeks ago and is doing good. Little Eugene ended football season last Friday. Catholic High made it to the first round of the play-offs and lost. I just finished volleyball. I was the manager of the team. We made it to the State Play-off Tournament but lost in the 1st round. And im gearing up for soccer season. I was supposeed to start for our varsity team but due to my ankle injury i have to start over and work myself back up. Annemarie is also starting soccer. She will be playing JV at CHS. Ian is also doing fine. He is also playing soccer. Well we love everybody. Bye.
Marie-Louise Resweber <WeeZy53090@aol.com>
St.Martinville, LA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 22:14:34 (EST)
My dear family. I'm so proud of my Navy Family, I would like you to share this with me. Please check out www.W-04.com and scrool down. Love all of you.
Melvin Ditch <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 09:16:12 (EST)
Hello everyone, I am sorry I havent written in such a long time. If my words are misspelled its because I can hardly see what i am typing with no glasses on and it it svery late. Becky and I have been very busy with our new business, Two Sweet Sisters, Fine Catering and Custom Cakes. We built a professional kitchen behind my house and are just getting our feet off the gtround. When things settle down with the election stuff we will have a website for you all to see our work and help spread the word. Holly is now 10 mnths old and such a joy to have. She will be walking soon and is already talking. Go figure! Jewel and Jenna ehlp her on that one. Dan is in college at ULL and Monique is still in Mexico and will be coming home for a visit on December 20. She has another email address too, geaux4christ@aol.com. She has two addresses. Danny has just sold a bunch of little pigs and has done real well this year. Our fruit trees are overflowing. Dad made sure of that when he planted them. We have so many grapefruit the tree is having a hard time holding on to them. The weather has changed and it it cool now. Hopefully the mosquitos will all fly away. I hope all are doing well. Great job to Uncle OP and Uncle Melvin on the Bush Campaign. I stayed up all night watching the results. I am so happy with the results and pray for President Bush and his famuily. Well, I have to run now I have carrots and celery to carve for a job tomorrow. We are hosting a meeting for an oil industry club and we made a cake to represent an oil rig. It looks real good if I say so myself and we have lots of trays to fix and we are feeding the St. Martinville football team too(Turkey, dresing, potato casserole and petit fours. Lots of work left so love to you all and keep us in oyour prayers. Love Martha Louise
Martha Hebert <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, La USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 02:28:13 (EST)
Just wanted to thank Dad and Uncle O.P. for the 4 years of hard work they put into the most important thing we as Americans can do, the election our leaders. Thank you for giving me a Commander In Chief I can proudly continue to serve. We Sailors, Soldiers, Airman and Marines will never let you down.
Paul Ditch <ditchpk@knology.net>
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 16:21:31 (EST)
Hello, everyone! Thank you for all of the Birthday wishes...It really means a lot to me. I love all of you. Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 21:46:25 (EST)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"_____Carolyn. I should have remembered, being it was Mom's and Clegg's And Jeannett's and my anneversary. Hope you Have had a great day. Now have many more birthdays. LOVE YOU.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 17:34:18 (EST)
Hi, Family! Happy Birthday, Carolyn! Love you and miss you! Charles and I recently spent a week in Jacksonville, FL with Stacey and the two grandchildren, Ian (7) and Michael(2). Dennis is on active duty and is due back in December. We just got the wonderful news that Dennis has received his orders to be able to finish his last three years or so with the Navy (he'll retire with 20 years service) here in New Orleans. They'll be moving back to Slidell in June or July!!!!! We went camping near the ocean in their new 5th-wheeler, did the Chuckie Cheese night, and had a wonderful visit. Our last night, we went to this restaurant called Clark's Fish House. The food was great - but the real attraction was the hundreds of "taxidermied" animals all over the place - walls, floors, ceilings, shelves...! There was everything from zebras, lions, deer, skunks, wild hogs....to rabbits, snakes, turkeys, and hundreds of different ducks all over the place. What a wild place. They even have some of the above "unusual" animals on the menu. When we got back home, we got our house decorated and ready for Bo (13) to have twenty of his friends over for a Halloween Party on Friday night. We had everything from a cemetery, to a zombie surrounded by torches on the island, to strobe lights and black lights in the yard and on the porch. Besides the costume contest, Melanie had several other games for them to play: the girls had two minutes to wrap their boy partner in toilet paper to look like a mummy (best looking mummy took the prize); we put a new plastic tarp on the ground, and tied orange ribbon through Krispy Creme donuts to hang on a broomstick - four at a time, the kids had to see who could eat the whole donut first, even if it fell on the floor they had to get down there and eat it up - then we had the winners of each of the four rounds do it again for the prize! They all had a great time - especially Bo and his best friend, Beau. After all the other kids had left, it just so happened that the girls that they both liked were last to be picked up (they came together and were dressed up like the Hilton sisters!). Mel and Jimmy let them take the girls on a raft ride in the pond around the island. If the pictures she took come out good, I'll try to have one posted by Uncle O.P. so y'all can see. Got to go get Chelsea's costume ready for trick or treating tonight. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 16:49:06 (EST)
NOTED ANNIVERSARIES OF THE PAST: Lilmoma & Clegg, Melvin & Jeannette
O. P.  Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 09:48:13 (EST)
Happy Birthday Carolyn! My Godchild. Have a happy one.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 09:45:25 (EST)
HEY PEOPLES ITS CHRIS IM IN MY COMPUTER CLASS RIGHT NOW AND IM NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THIS BUT I WANT TO ANYWAY. I HAVE AN INSTANT MESSENGER SCREENNAME NOW SO IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME THE NAME IS: masawithwhip ILL UPDATE THIS LATER BYE
chris ditch <potterfan1117@lycos.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 12:34:00 (EDT)
its your grandson just wanted to say hi hi
chris ditch <potterfan1117@lycos.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 12:30:34 (EDT)
WELL I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I WROTE TO THE FAMILY.I'M DOING MY BEST TO MAKE MY DAD HAPPY.MY GRANDKIDS ARE GETTING OLDER SO THAT MAKES ME OLDER.LOL.I HOPE ALL IS WELL.I WILL KEEP EVERYONE IN PRAYER BECAUSE I KNOW PRAYER WORKS...I HOPE ONE DAY WE (COUSINS) COULD GET TOGETHER FOR OLD TIMES AND MAYBE BRING OUR KIDS TOGETHER.SO PEACE AND HAPPINESS TO ALL.JEFF IS GOING TO BE 25 YRS OLD TOMORROW AND GETTING OLDER. LOVE JAYNE
Jayne <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 13:25:49 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY___Walter W. "BUTCH" Thayer Jr.___You almost reached the halfway mark. Have A healthy and happy day. Hope you have MANY more. Love you.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Saturday, October 02, 2004 at 21:41:46 (EDT)
Hi, Family! Late Happy Birthday wishes to Uncle O.P. - and Happy Birthday today to my little brother, Butch! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Saturday, October 02, 2004 at 15:21:35 (EDT)
Happy Brthday O.P. May God bless you with many more healty days, and many more birthdays. Hope you have more Birthdays. Hope the storm does not damage the homes of our Eastern family members. Keep us informed. Lynn how did you & your family make it through the Storms?
Pat
USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 00:57:45 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY____"O" PERRY DITCH-- Hope you have a nice day, and MANY MORE Birthdays. Love you.
uncle melvin
USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 09:55:30 (EDT)
Walter's sister Bettie Thayer Huey passed away on Monday, Sept. 20. Her death was peaceful. She will have a memorial service on Sat., Oct 2 at Desert View Memorial park, 11478 Amargosa Rd. Victorville, CA 92392. Nancy
Nancy
USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 21:33:12 (EDT)
Hey family...it is friday the 17th...we are preparing got jacob's football game and kaleb's birthday tomorrow...i can't believe he is turning one....we are having like 30 people come up...hopefully we have a good game to ring out his birthday...will give update later
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 12:06:26 (EDT)
Hi, Family: My computer has been down for a while - sorry I missed some birthdays. Charles and I have packed up and gone north to Jackson, MS with some of the family (luckily we reserved rooms ahead of time). It took us 5 hours to make a 2 hour trip! Melanie and family went to stay with friends in Picayune, MS. If everything is okay at home after the storm, Charles and I might take a side trip to Mountain View, Arkansas. There's an Ozark Cultural Center that we visited before that was really great. Our prayers go out for those who are fleeing the storm, and for those who suffer losses because of it. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 14:41:35 (EDT)
Cynthia what are you'll doing for the Storm? I heard from Butch & Nancy, they boarded up & left. Let us know. I also do not know how Lynn & family are. Also Steve ( Karen's son) how are you. Let the family hear from you'll. Love to all.
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 02:27:13 (EDT)
Hi all...tonight was not as a nice game...it was a bad defeat...51-17...ouch...jacob did good, got hurt a few times but only minor...next week is kalebs birthday so we all will be wishing for a win...please keep our players in prayer for an injury free season...updates will follow
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
lake charles, la USA - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 13:03:04 (EDT)
Hi all, this is Erin, Jacob's wife. Things are good in Lake Charles, Jacob and I are doing well at McNeese & Kaleb is doing good in daycare. Football season is here!!! Last week started off the season with a 35-17 defeat over Southern, Jacob did very good in blocking and even caught a touchdown. YEAH!!!! We are hoping tonights game against Southeastern will be another defeat for McNeese and hopefully another touchdown for Jacob. Please keep him and the other player in prayer to keep them from injury. Thanks a bunch
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
lake charles, la USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 11:52:50 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ce may you have many more. May God bless you with all His love. I hope to talk to you soon. I'll try in the morning. Love you Pat
Pat
USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 02:31:07 (EDT)
Happy belated brthday Mel. May you have many more. I love you more than you will ever know. Thanks for keeping the family together, as you have, since Daddy died.Sis Pat
Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 08:34:11 (EDT)
THANKS YOU GUYS. LOVE YOU>
Uncle Melvin
USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 21:12:30 (EDT)
Uncle Melvin, Happy Birthday! You are so important to our family. I think that you reply to everyone who posts. That is so wonderful... You are really keeping our family together! I hope that you had a good day, today. We love you and are thinking of you. Love always, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La. USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 20:36:24 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Uncle Melvin! Thanks for remembering my birthday, I am enjoying this day and I hope that you are too! I hope that you have many more birthdays to celebrate! Daniel James
Daniel James <analydia_23@hotmail.com>
lafayette, la USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 20:29:21 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY___"DANIEL JAMES" Young At 29 . U-See I did not forget to wish you a very nice day. Have many more. Love You.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 12:12:26 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DADDY. I HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE DAY. AND MANY MORE. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. TAKE CARE. LOVE NANETTE AND FAMILY.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 09:21:45 (EDT)
OK "FOX" I switch to ZNN tonight. Maybe I see my Bro. O.P. and maybe NOT??? I well know that he gets around. Love Y'all.
Melvin
USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 17:47:14 (EDT)
I have not seen O.P. yet like everyone else, I saw the orignals and the late reruns on CSpan. I watched Youth meeting today and Arnold again & didnot get him yet. Tonight I will watch CNN after I come back from the twins football game. Love you'll Aunt Pat
aunt pat
USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 16:03:15 (EDT)
Thanks, Cynthia and Melvin for writing in. My conversations with OP are very brief. HE IS ON A MISSION! People are calling to tell me they have seen him in the crowd on Fox New Channel, CNN, and C-span. Some really up close. He is wearing an Air Force Retired blue baseball cap with pins and some of his medals on it. Maybe the hat is giving him airtime. Perry joined him late last night. BTW, C-Span has the speeches with no interruptions starting around 7 or 8 EST. Carolyn and Butch, I was watching CNN last night because you said you had seen him there. Last night when Arrrrrrr......nold said his "girlie men" remark they cut to a close up of OP laughing at the remark. Yes, they did. Like Lucia says, "he does get around." Melvin, my computer is acting weird and sometimes I can't get to my email. So I was happy to read your entry.
Shirley <shirley@opditch.com >
USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 12:12:24 (EDT)
Hi, Family! I watched most of the late-night replay on C-Span, and I saw one close-up of Uncle O.P. How wonderfully exciting for him to be there! Great speakers yesterday - tonight should be, too. Love to Uncle O.P. and to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 21:49:31 (EDT)
Guess what? I sat all day watching C-SPAN to get to see my little brother. I Stayed up till after Ruddy talked. BUT I MISSED O.P.. BOOO HOOO!.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 21:30:41 (EDT)
Well, I can't believe it, as Martha would say! I was watching C-Span and fell asleep. His good friend, Ed Bayne, called and woke me up. HE DIDN'T CARE!!!!!!!! I saw a rerun today on Fox News Channel and on C-span. Saw him once. I did tape it. Thanks for the news! Perry just called and is on his way.
Shirley
USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 16:42:23 (EDT)
Yes we did see him. At least four or five times. Looking good..........
Butch <waltert@dktire.com>
USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 10:14:27 (EDT)
Hi, everyone! Just wanted to see how many of you saw Uncle OP on CNN last night. They zoomed in on him several times! He was looking quite handsome and excited to be there supporting our President!! Have a great day, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 09:13:26 (EDT)
Hi everybody. This is Marie-Louise, Eugene's oldest daughter. Everyone here is doing great. I started physical therapy for my foot last week. I get off the crutches in another week and a half. YAY! Eugene is doing good with football. Catholic High had a game last night and he played 1st string. Annemarie and Ian are both playing soccer. My dad has to have surgery on his back again, so please pray for him. My mom is doing fine. She's keeping us all together.Later on today we will be going over to Aunt M's to have a birthday party for Daniel and Jenna. Daniel turned 18 on August 26 and Jenna will be 5 on August 30. Well I have to go but please pray for my recovery and for my dad's back! We love yall always!:)
Marie-Louise <WeeZy53090@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 14:28:18 (EDT)
OP left this morning for the RNC in NYC. He will be joined by Perry late Tues. night. They will be on the floor Wed and Thurs night with the Va. Delegation. OP was selected as an alternate. He will be there every night. They are both soooooooooo excited!
Shirley <shirley@opditch.com >
USA - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 12:55:53 (EDT)
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Hey Ya'll, I've visited the site before to see Jacob and Lil' Kaleb. He's so sweet. Your family has grown so much. I was wondering if you were planning to put pics of the wedding? Zoe sent me a copy of the video. You all had a great time! I wish I could have been there. Love & Hugs Belle, Steve & Boys
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Slidell, La USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 19:29:56 (EDT)
Good to hear from you Carolyn. Happy things are good with your family. I got back from my trip to Nova Scotia and the Acadian Congres Mondal on Friday. Had a great trip: reprented the Mayor at the unvailing of a bronze plaque twining Evangeline Oak Park in St. Martinville with Grande Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia; Signed a Friendship Agreement with Boutouch New Brunswick, a city in France and St. Martinville La.; The Gov. and her husband had dinner with our group in Halifax, I was presented an award by The Ass. De Boussile Broussard for my work in establishing The Acadian Memorial( the one given to the man was given to Mr. Warren Perron of Lafayette); I covered the towns, farmes, churches, Museumes conected to the Acadian/Cajuns of Louisiana. I had to deal with my legs, but I didn't let that stop me. I used a wheelchair when I could.I enjoyed the getaway it helps sometimes. My job is geting more involved as the City has many grants active at this time, I love it. Love to all, Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 01:46:10 (EDT)
Hi, everyone! I felt like I needed to write and tell what has been going on at our house. Meredith is at Lafayette High School this year. She has been wanting to change schools since her fresh year and we finally looked into it and made the decision. She made the girls softball team, so watch out!! She had also made the decision to sell her horse so that she could devote her time to softball. I guess you could say she is taking a sabatical from horseback competition. We are really happy about the change. That means CCD this year so she can make her confirmation. Daniel is finishing his basic paramedic course with Acadian Ambulance in September. He has done exceptionally well...all A's! He has just started doing his clinicals and loves it. It is so good to see him happy and feeling good about himself..God certainly knows how to answer prayers! Kimberly is doing great..she is still director of the Homeless women & children progam at Bishop O'donnel Center, as well as the Men's Homeless shelter, Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots, Grant writing for all of the Agencies and anything else they can think of! She is such a special young woman. Robert and I are so proud of her. Alex...well he is just the most precious thing! He will be 2 on Sept. 30. He is happy and so much fun! Ana's father and brother are both here working for Lemoine Co. doing construction work. And Ana is just as wonderful as she always has been. We are so lucky to have her as a daughter-in-law! Robert and I are busy, busy with oil prices like they are. Wells are being drilled and we are both happy with the projects that have been coming our way. Hoping to here other updates from some of you soon. Lots of love to all of you! Carolyn PS...I placed lots of sunflowers on Grandma's grave, for everyone, on her birthday!
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 22:14:39 (EDT)
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jalilah <jalilah9@hotmail.com>
bahamas, bahamas USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 17:25:18 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "JACOB" 21, WOW! that puts me "--" yrs older than you.Hope you do well in you scrimage today. (SHHHH don't hurt your self.) Big things ahead for you. I read all of the good remarks about you. YOU have a nice day.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 14:48:03 (EDT)
HI ALL!!! TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY. JACOB TURNS 21 TODAY AND IT IS THE FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF THE FALL. MS. BECKY, AUNT M, JARED, JORDAN, JEWEL, JENNA AND HOLLY ARE COMING UP FOR A VISIT AND SPENDING THE NIGHT. JUST WANTED TO DROP IN AND GIVE A LITTLE UPDATE. LOVE, ERIN
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
LAKE CHARLES, LA USA - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 14:28:39 (EDT)
maybe I missed something on August 3rd but the best thing I got from my grandma was the fact that I was born on her birthday so as not to forget to wish each other happy birthdays whereever we were. so for all of you that remember her birthday now you will remember mine too.
francis
USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 11:44:40 (EDT)
Hey everybody! This is Annemarie, Eugene's younest daughter. In my American History class, my teacher asked for pictures and addresses of family members or friends who are in the Military so that we may send them letters. So, I was wondering if anyone knows Paul's address in Iraq or wherever his latest assignmenat was? If anyone else has addresses of someone in the Military, just post their names and addresses and send a picture if you have one, and I will get them to my teacher as soon as possible! Got to go. Talk later. Love and prayers from the Resweber's!
Annemarie Resweber <LilWebber6@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 20:29:30 (EDT)
Hi Family, Erin here. As you can see my last name has changed, Jacob and I got married on the 24th of July. It was a small wedding but beautiful. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, which was amazing. The sites were beautiful. We returned on the 1st of August. Jacob reported for 2-a-days at McNeese yesterday. His foot is doing great and he is expected to do great things this season. So please keep him in your prayers, that he has a GREAT season free of injury. Kaleb is doing great as well. Growing everday, he is a true joy. Love y'all Erin Guidry
Erin Guidry <gookguh@hotmail.com>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 17:39:33 (EDT)
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USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 11:14:39 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Roland.
Your Brother Melvin
USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 13:12:56 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. VERRETT AND ROLAND - LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
Faye Ditch
USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 10:00:29 (EDT)
OK family---If you haven't seen it yet, check out O.P. and Shirley's web site. WOW! What a lovely couple.
Melvin
USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 08:47:37 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Moma, I miss you. My memory I share is Mama would tell me "Patricia you need to stop, sit quitely and empty your heart of SELF so the Lord can come in and you will be able to hear Him." Thank you O.P & Mel for keeping her chat room door open for the family. We can come in to remember her and our family. Love to all. Aunt Pat
PATRICIA
USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 01:07:41 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Grandma! Yesterday we had a houseful of people over to eat and play games at the "big table" - just because. Our home is like a gathering place for family and friends, and we play cards and games several times each week. After everyone left on Monday night, Charles and I were sitting at the table playing cards and sipping a glass of wine. We talked about Grandma, and wondered how many games and card games were played at this table over the years, and how many family gatherings and meals and cups of coffee were enjoyed around it. Every day, as I sit or pass by the table, I find myself patting or rubbing the table and I find comfort in the memories that are soaked into each grain of wood. Thank you, Grandma, for making all those memories possible. Love to all my family.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 23:37:04 (EDT)
Happy birthday grandma,i love you ... thanks carolyn i know the flowers are going to be very colorfull....just as grandma was ... if you can , take a picture and post on site ??Uncle melvin it's good to here from you ... back at home? feeling better?
Butch <waltert@dktire.com>
slidell, La. USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 14:12:11 (EDT)
Hello, everyone.. Just had to stop and write a little message about Grandma. Today, on her birthday, I miss her just as much as I miss her every other day of the year. I do have her picture sitting on my desk that Cynthia sent to me. The one with her on the phone wearing her Mardi Gras Beads! That is the perfect reminder of her. She taught me so much about how to live life to the fullest...of course, no regrets; If you stumble, just pick yourself up, put one foot in front of the other, hold your head high, and keep on going! And sitting at that table, drinking coffee, just the two of us! What she wouldn't say! Honesty, perserverence, laughter, love of family and friends...those are just a few of the most important lessons I learned from my Grandma. Today, I will bring her flowers from myself and those of you who cannot be here. My love goes out to all of you on this special day as we honor our Grandma. Love to all of you, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 10:53:52 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "MOM".
Melvin
USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 09:39:58 (EDT)
Martha or Becky or Eugene, Where is your Mom? Did she go to Canada, for reunion? Let us know, and give us some news. Love you guys.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 19:08:56 (EDT)
Hi, Family: By the way, is anybody getting any "Grandma" stories and/or pictures ready for next week?
Cynthia
- Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 23:09:45 (EDT)
Hi, Family: We're home, and the outlook is good! The doctor did the angiogram and found that the prior stents that he implanted are fine, and the blockages that looked pretty bad last summer are now 10-20% smaller. He said that the medications Charles has been taking must be doing a good job (Plavix, Isosorbide, Norvasc & Fish Oil). He still has a few minor blockages near his heart, but there's one rather large blockage in an artery in his leg that the doctor wants to take care of in the near future. The bad news is that Charles will now have to have some tests done on his throat and stomach to see if that's what is giving him the problems in his chest. Then...if they find nothing there, the heart doctor will probably go ahead and stent one or more of the largest blockages. I guess it's best not to have to stent if the medication is working. I'll keep y'all posted.....(I feel like I'm doing a documentary for the "Medical Channel".) Thanks for your prayers. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 23:07:49 (EDT)
Cynthia, I hope we get some GOOd news today from you. We have been praying for Charles. Let us hear how things are going. Love You
Uncle Melvin
USA - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 12:57:50 (EDT)
Hi, Family: It's just me again - asking for more prayers. This time it's for Charles, who is having another angiogram in the morning. This is the one he was supposed to have last year, but he kept putting it off. The doctor already knows of blockages at the fork of two arteries near his heart, and he will be taking care of anything else he finds during the procedure. Melanie is doing really good, getting well from her neck surgery. She's busy getting Bo and Chelsea ready for the new school year. Bo will be in 8th grade and Chelsea will be in 3rd grade at St. Margaret Mary in Slidell. Keep us in your prayers as I keep all of you in mine! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 23:57:22 (EDT)
Hey everyone. This is Marie-Louise, Eugene's oldest daughter. Everyone has been busy here.I haven't had much of a summer. I broke my foot in a kickboxing (karate) class in the beginning of June. I had to have surgery last Friday. The Sunday after the surgery we had more excitement. I had a seisure from the medication. I ended up in the emregency room Sunday night. Well I'm feeling great now. We also went to Jacob and Erin's wedding this afternoon. It was a very small wedding but it was beautiful. Everything went wonderful. Well i have to go. I'll talk to yall later. Everyone here sends their love.
Marie-Louise <WeeZy53090@aol.com>
St.Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 02:22:09 (EDT)
Hi everyone. This is Marie-Louise, Eugene's oldest daughter. Everyone has been busy here.I haven't had much of a summer. I broke my foot in a kickboxing (karate) class in the beginning of June. I had to have surgery last Friday. The Sunday after the surgery we had more excitement. I had a seisure from the medication. I ended up in the emregency room Sunday night. Well I'm feeling great now. We also went to Jacob and Erin's wedding this afternoon. It was a very small wedding but it was beautiful. Everything went wonderful. Well i have to go. I'll talk to yall later. Everyone here sends their love.
Marie-Louise <WeeZy53090@aol.com>
St.Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 02:11:59 (EDT)
Daryth, I sent you a separate email, but so other know who to send the pictures to, send them to me at the email address below. Looking forward to more pictures in the Photo Album. Lilmoma loves to see those pictures!!
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 11:02:57 (EDT)
Hi, Im Daryth, Reggie (Nannette's oldest son's) girlfriend.I just wanted to say Hi and tell everyone that Chloe' is getting big she will be 2 on September 10. We are also expecting our second little girl to be born september 29,2004. I would like to email someone some pictures that you can add to the photo album so that ya'll can see how she has grown. My email address is DDC067@AOL.com email me and let me know how to go about doing that. Well i hope to hear from someone soon, take care and talk to ya'll soon.
Daryth Champagne <DDC067@aol.com>
Duson, La USA - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 22:39:43 (EDT)
Well Happy Fourth to all..It was quiet for awhile,last night i went to Youngsville and the fireworks lasted for about 45 min..and also had bar-b-que...with friends..May God Bless all those who are surving the arm forces..May God Heal our country and my prayers are with the families.. Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 09:24:54 (EDT)
God is good and i do wish her a quick recovery..Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 16:59:19 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Melanie's surgery went wonderful! They went in through the front of the neck - did not have to take a bone from her hip (they used ?bone putty?) to rebuild the one blown disc - she has no stitches to take out. The surgery was yesterday afternoon, and she'll be going home in the morning. The excrutiating pain she had in her shoulder is gone, and he feels great except for a little tenderness in her throat. Thank you all for your prayers, and thank God for his mercies. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, July 02, 2004 at 14:31:21 (EDT)
Special prayes will be said for Melanie. We know what back suregy involves. LOVE TO ALL AUNT PAT
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 09:31:30 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Here's another prayer request - Melanie is going in for neck surgery tomorrow afternoon. One of her discs ruptured a few days ago (no accident involved - she has degenerative disc disease). Last month she had a ?steroid? shot in her lower back due to pain from a bulging disc and she was doing fine - and then this! Please keep her in your prayers. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 01:15:06 (EDT)
I talked to Melvin yesterday and he is getting a little better, fever went down. Still having trouble breathing and is still using the oxygen. He will be going home today! He will have to have an oxygen bottle with him at all times. He says he will have "home health care". They will be visiting him to evaluate him and then give him therapy and assistance as needed. Keep him in your prayers.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 08:45:10 (EDT)
WELL I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT DAD IS STILL HAVING A HARD TIME BREATHING,HIS APPETITE IS NOT REALLY GOOD MAYBE IT'S THE FOOD.I'M GOING TO START TO BRING HIM SOME OF MY HOME COOKING MAYBE HE'LL ENJOY IT BETTER.I WANTED TO GET HIM SOME DON'S BUT HE TURNED IT DOWN. I'M JUST GONNA HAVE TO SURPRISE HIM WITH SOME OF HIS FAVORITE FOODS..HE MIGHT NEED TO EAT JUST SOFT FOODS..I JUST WANT HIM TO GET BETTER SO KEEP PRAYING FOR HIM..HE NEEDS TO COME HOME.. LOVE JAYNE
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 22:30:10 (EDT)
WELL AS OF 3:OO PM.DAD IS RUNNING A TEMPERATURE OF 103...I ORDERED HIM SOME SOUP FOR SUPPER,HIS OXYGEN LEVEL WAS LOW AND THEY KEEP BRING THE OXYGEN HIGHER WHICH IS GOOD..THEY WERE TRYING TO WEEN HIM OFF THE OXYGEN BUT I REALLY DON'T SEE HOW..HE NEEDS ALL HE CAN GET..HE JUST HAS A HARD TIME BREATHING,SO KEEP IN PRAYER FOR HIM..AND I'LL KEEP EVERYONE UP DATED. THANKS JAYNE ELLEN
Jayne <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 18:28:20 (EDT)
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE DAD'S AND GRANDFATHER'S AND GREAT GRANDFATHER'S..HAVE A GREAT DAY. JAYNE
Jayne <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 09:11:50 (EDT)
GOOD MORNING, I'M ON MY WAY TO VISIT WITH DAD THIS MORNING..LAST NIGHT IT LOOK LIKE HE'S DOING BETTER..KEEP PRAYING FOR A QUICK RECOVERY AND I'LL KEEP YOU GUY'S POSTED..JAYNE
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 09:13:53 (EDT)
My prayers are with you all, Uncle Melvin and Uncle Lionel keep praying to Jesus. He will listen. Good to hear from you Lynn. I haven't gotten on in a while but of course things are real busy over hear. Our kitchen is still in process, the board of health and the fire marshall have too much paper work to do and they take to long to get it done. We now have electricity and ewage set up. People are still calling us for work and we just don't have enough hands to get things done as fast as we would llike to. Monique came in for 10 days and has left again. Check out her web page, she has new things on it and a new newsletter. Address is on home page of lilmoma. She will be returning on the 16th for jacob's wedding and staying again for 10 days and coming back for Christmas. Daniel has graduated and received some schlarships to attend ULL. His room upstairs is just about finished and he is now living in it. He really likes it. He will be going to ULL in August. Holly has two teeth now and is loving to eat food. We started that yesterday. She is such a joy. We painted Dan's old room and fixed it u for her. Jenna and Jewel slept with her the first night in her new room . They didnt want her to be afraid. they love her so much. Kaleb and Holly were both very sick with a roto virus. Kaleb and to become hospitalized. Becky and Erin stayed with him for 3 days. Holly had it too but not as bad as Kaleb. They are both well now. Mom has been helping with the making of the flowers for Jacob and Erin's wedding. she is real god with that stuff. Becky and I are still practicing with the wedding cakes. We have 5 weddings cakes to make the week of July 24 and catering a wedding on the same day as Jacob's wedding. I will not be able to attend his wedding. What a bumber! I had committed to the job before they set the date. they will video it for me. Becky and I are taking a road trip in just a few minutes. We are checking out pricing at different shops and I hear Holly callling for breakfast, Danny is still snoring so i guess I need to get off for now. Uncle OP, becky and I will soon be finished with our pricing and picts for the web page and will get them to u soon. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. I will give you a call soon. Love to you all. Martha Louise
martha louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 08:56:02 (EDT)
Please say all the peayers thar you can for my dad because he needs them right now, lolxxxooo
FRANCIS
USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 23:41:21 (EDT)
WELL I WOULD LIKE FOR THE FAMILY TO GET TOGETHER IN PRAYER FOR DAD,HE'S AT OLOL IN ROOM 327,HE WAS RUNNING FEVER AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH,HIS OXYGEN LEVEL WAS LOW,I WON'T KNOW MORE TILL TOMORROW,THEY ALSO DID XRAYS OF HIS CHEST.I HOPE GETS OUT OF THIS OK.I HAVE FAITH AND BELIEVE "THY WILL BE DONE" AND ALL WE CAN DO IS KEEP HIM SMILING..THANKS FOR HAVING THIS WEB SITE THAT WE CAN KEEP IN TOUCH. LOVE ALL JAYNE
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 23:06:09 (EDT)
Don't miss LtCdr Paul Ditch's picture Driving the USS JFK Aircraft Carrier. Link on the front page. Thank you Paul for your service to our country and our freedom!
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 09:21:30 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kristin Elizabeth Ditch. I remember that day very well. We were all celabrating some ones (??) wedding.That was 23 yrs ago.
Grand-Pa
USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 11:04:43 (EDT)
HEY LYNN JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU WE WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR YOUR DAD AND HOPE FOR A FAST RECOVERY.GIVE HIM OUR LOVE AND KEEP INTOUCH. LOVE YA. JAYNE
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, LA USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:41:15 (EDT)
Hi Uncle O.P., I just read both of your messages. It looks like you were able to get in touch with my dad. As you know, he is doing fine and is taking this as a warning and is getting on the proper medication. Thanks for all your prayers. Love, Lynn
Lynn Neldberg <lneldberg@aol.com>
Miami, FL USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 00:03:10 (EDT)
I talked to Lionel this evening. He had a "minor" stroke a few days ago. He has been transfered to St. Jude Hospital in Fulerton, CA for rehabilitation. You can give me a direct email and I will give you the phone number and his room. Apparently he was at a mall shopping and got dizzy. He sat down and tried to see if it would go away. When it didn't he called 911 and they took him to the hospital. The stroke affected his right side (arm and leg). But he has been getting up to go to the bathroom by himself. He is going through Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The Occ Therapy person asked what he did at "work". He told her GOLF, of course. So he told her that she had to get him back to playing golf. His speech sounded pretty good and his mind seemed to be working fine. He knows that the main challenge is to prevent reoccurrance of more strokes. So he needs all the prayers we can generate. That's all for now.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 22:55:59 (EDT)
Lynn, please call me so I can get more details and a phone number to call him and you. Uncle O. P. 703-580-7164.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:05:38 (EDT)
Hi to all, Wanted to let you all know my dad is in the hospital. He is doing fine now. He had a little scare. It looks like he had a mini stroke. He will be out of the hospital by the end of week and going into a rehabilitation center, as he has trouble walking. I am sure he will fully recover probably in a couple weeks. I will update as soon as I have info. Love to all, Lynn
Lynn Neldberg <lneldberg@aol.com>
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:26:42 (EDT)
Looking for fellow retired RVers to chat with.
gail
USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 16:52:19 (EDT)
Go to http://georgewbush.com/News/photoalbum.aspx?gallery=34 Click on OP's picture with Sen. Dole in the thumbnail.
Shirley
USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 16:08:40 (EDT)
Welcome back KAREN. You sure look great in pictures from the "BIG APPLE". Happy to hear that everything is well at the "RANCH".Keep us informed.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 08:58:47 (EDT)
Hello to everyone!! It's been a long time since I've been on the site. I hope this finds everyone doing good. The school year is winding up for us. Steven the oldest is graduating from HS in a couple of weeks. He plans to do an apprenticeship in carpentry. Tim just finished up his season for Lacrosse. He (and Us) have really enjoyed watching him play. Check out some pics on our website. www.stevedominick.com Laura's basketball team is getting ready for Nationals again in Jyly at Disney. Big STeve has started his new job and is working a lot. He started working at Gander Mountain. A big huntin/fishing store. The best part about it is, The store is 5 minutes from the house. (He was driving 2 hrs to work ONE WAY)He is a much happier person! My friend and I (Diane) just got back from a weekend trip to the big city NY. We stayed right in Times Square and saw Chicago the show. We checked out Ground 0. That is something I will never forget. (pics on website from that too) Had a GREAT time. Great place to visit. Everyone have a great Summer. I hope to be on a lot more. Love ya, Karen Dominick
Karen <karend93@adelphia.net>
Fredericksbrug, va USA - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 08:05:49 (EDT)
Had a great cruise. Didnot get sea sick. Had leg problem. Got back Monday, went straight to Dr. Ditch, he dignosed celulitus in both legs. Have been flat on my back legs up high. O.P. I would enjoy going on another cruise, did not get sick at all. Mel hope things are going well for you. Legs are painful must get back to bed. Love to all. Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 03:24:51 (EDT)
Hello everyone,Summer is in full swing here! We have been having storms everyday for a week...we sure need to dry out...Cyndy and Charles are really living on the Lake with there new pond "Lake Charles". The weather has been hard with baseball...Kyle is doing great playing on Varsity this year at school, now they are playing Babe Ruth League and staring American Legion With Friday first game..School is out next Thrus. Butch has been busy with work and coaching Baseball with Kyle..They went to a new Vodoo Football game over the weekend and also to the class 5A State baseball championship..They had a great time..Justin is doing great at LSU. he took his exams early this year, to leave Last week for the northwesten corner of Alberta, Canada. He will be working there with a grad.student he met at LSU.. They will be working for Delta Waterfowl on a Duck Study.. Can you believe that...Butch wanted to go too!!!He has been in Wis. for a Grad.and fishing for a week, now he is in N.Dak. then they will hit the road on wed. for Canada, he will be there till mid July.Then they will drive to Maryland to fish for a week before heading home Aug. 2...He will fly home...What a summer he will have. We really miss him already. Have a great day!
Nancy
USA - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:14:40 (EDT)
Ok Patricia_______ I have not gotten an answer from you, SO______you must be in "KAN-KOON"
Melvin
USA - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 09:55:08 (EDT)
Hello Pat> When are you going on your class reunion CRUISE????
Melvin Ditch
USA - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 08:33:48 (EDT)
Hello everyone! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. I had a real nice day today. Mom, Becky and the kids, Jacob and Erin and Kaleb, Danny, Daniel and Holly and myself all had lunch today at the Evangeline Steakhouse in Broussard. We all enjoyed ourselves. Things are real busy around here as usual. Dan is fixin to graduate and Monique is coming in on friday. We took pictures of Dan for graduation and we were not to pleased with them so I took them myself. I did pretty good if I should say so myself. I'll send one to Uncle OP for the site. We have been busy writing invitations out. He can only have 4 tickets to the actual graduation because of the limited seating in the gym so Danny, myself, Mo and Danny's dad will be going. Mom will go to Jewel's graduation which is at the same time in New Iberia. Mrs. Hebert will stay home and take care of Holly. Being a foster parent keeps you busy, we have lots and lots of meetings to go to. We became certified foster parents and just have the house to finish to comply wtih the rules. It is looking good. Dan should be up stairs before graduation. Becky and I are getting things going on our new business. We have lots of people calling on us and God has been so good tohave blessed us with lots of free things and things we need at a cost close to nothing. I'll be sending our new brochures out to Uncle OP soon. We bought a barn and we moved it in the back yard and we are fising it up to be a professional kitchen. We need to be up at working for June 1st. Pray that all works out and we have no snags. We will be doing fine catering and custom cakes. We went to classes and we are set to go. Our menu trays are really nice and custom cakes are the talk of the town. We have been pushing advertising by sending cakes out to the schools and a graduation party. The word is getting around about "Two Sweet Sisters." Melanie, Chelsea looks just like you. Beautiful! Good to hear from you Jaret, keep up with us. Nancy, has Justin left yet? Monique will be coming in on Friday to Houston. Danny and I are picking her up and driving right back. She will only be in for 10 days, leaving on the 24th to return to live in Mexico for 2 years. She better get ready for some huggin and kissin from her mom and dad while she is in and her cousins too. We are expecting more news from scholarships tom for Dan. I hope I have good news to share with you all. We have a sports banquet and 4-H awards night this week. I am getting pretty tired and need to sleep. I'll chat lata. Jesus love you! Me too! Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 04:26:17 (EDT)
Happy Mothers Day to ALL the Mothers in our great family living in our great Nation. May God Bless you in His special way. I hope all of you remember Grandmom Verret's words and living example of what a Mother should be. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:41:11 (EDT)
TO ALL OF THE MOTHERS, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU MOM. WE ALL DO MISS YOU ALOT. WELL HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD DAY I HAVE TO WORK. WE ARE ALL OK HERE.MY HUSBAND IS GOING TO ISRAEL TO WORK OFFSHORE.SO PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM. HE IS GOING TO BE THERE FOR 3MONTHS. HOPE ALL OF THE FAMILIES ARE DOING GOOD.WELL TAKE CARE AND I MISS ALL OF YOU IN HERE LOVE NANETTE. DAD I MISS YOU TO.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 10:44:36 (EDT)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY_________ To ALL our MOTHERS. Especially YOU MOM___and YOU My dear. Your children MISS YOU.
Melvin
USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 08:04:51 (EDT)
Sorry Jarret, But I clicked on wrong button. Last message was from Me.
Grand-Pa
USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:37:31 (EDT)
Welcome Jarret, to www.lilmoma.com family web site. I'm hearing very good things about you. Keep up the good work there in Chicago. Keep in touch with all of us through this chat room. If you have any recent pictures of you and your work, send them to Uncle O.P. in virginia. He is the webmaster of this site. op@opditch.com Love you and miss you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:45:14 (EDT)
Welcome Jarret Ditch. I hope you receive my e-mail I sent you tonight. Hope to hear from you soon. Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 02:56:39 (EDT)
So i was surfing a bit and came upon this awsome website that i didn't even know exsisted. I am not sure who is running this website but my name is Jarret Ditch the son of Wayne Ditch. I think this is an amazing idea and i'm glad to of come across it. I live in Chicago, IL and am a Knight @ Medieval Times. The history section and all the photos were really cool to look at. Thank you so much for keeping this up.
Jarret Anthony Ditch <jd1088ocu@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 00:03:35 (EDT)
Shirley, I agree with you 100%, ALEX looks just like his Dad, Daniel. He sure is a beautiful child.
Melvin
USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 16:07:58 (EDT)
WOW! Chelsea, you certainly do look like your mother. You are certainly a beautiful young lady. And Carolyn, that beautiful child, Alex, looks like his dad. What do you think?
Aunt Shirley
USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 15:51:33 (EDT)
Yes I did, and "CHELSEA" YOU look just like your MOM. Your "Grand-Ma" Elaine, would be very proud of you. God bless you.
Melvin
USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 09:24:57 (EDT)
Chelsea (Melanie's daughter) made her first communion. See the picture in the Photo Album above.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 08:27:43 (EDT)
Thanks everyone for remembering me. Love to all and God bless you.
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 05:49:32 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Aunt Pat and wish you many more.You are always in my thoughts and i will always pray for you.You have always been there for us and i love you with all of my heart.Dad is doing good and Francis too.Take care and lot's of love. Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 23:37:06 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUNT PAT! I love you very much!
Cynthia
- Monday, May 03, 2004 at 00:56:38 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Aunt Pat!! I hope that you are enjoying your day! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 19:20:18 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Pat..........may you have many, many more. I know your family is making it special. If you haven't read it yet, read the LeBlanc page. Bobbie wrote a msg to you. Love,
Shirley
USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 11:32:12 (EDT)
Happy Birthday "PATRICIA". Hope you have a very nice day, and MANY more Happy Birthdays. I LOVE YOU SIS.
Melvin
USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:01:07 (EDT)
PS,, Aunt Pat, thank you for the e-mail, I will call your soon. Francis, I will make extra cabbage rolls!!! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 20:55:10 (EDT)
OK, everyone, I cannot take it anymore!!! Martha posted her message on Monday...and no one has posted since!!!! So, I waited and waited and thought that I should write something. So glad to have an update on your family, Martha. Enjoy your time with Monique and tell Daniel that we are so proud of him. and I know that ya'll are enjoying precious Holly from the pictures I have seen. Becky, thanks for the e-mail! Nancy and Butch, I will call tomorrow. Eugene and family, I guess everyone is home now! Happy to hear from ya'll. Cynthia, what fun you are having these days! Uncle Melvin, I am so happy you are better! We are saturated over here. It rained last weekend and is raining this weekend. The crawfish Festival is supposed to be going on, but I read it was cancelled last night and i don't know what has happened today. We haven't been to it in years, but I know a lot of people are dissapointed. Meredith is driving and has inherited my car. I got a new car!! yeah...another Honda Accord, but a 2 door coupe!~ We had Alex last night. By the way, check out our picture in the family album. Uncle Melvin, thanks for sending it to Uncle OP! He is so precious. I have been on weight watchers since Jan. 28 and have lost 20.2 pounds! I am doing water aerobics and yoga at Lourdes Health Center. I feel wonderful and full of energy. Hoping everyone is doing well.
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 20:51:41 (EDT)
Hello everyone! Good to hear from some of you. Just finished eating some good boiled crawfish, potatoes, onions, garlic, sausage and corn. Yum!!! Monique is hoping that crawfish and strawberries are still around when she returns on the 14th. We can hardly stand the wait. We will pick her up in Houston and come right back home. Daniel will be at school since it is last day of high school. Dan had 4-H awards cereomny had received a $500 scholorship and still waiting for another one to be judged. Looks pretty good for a ULL scholorship of $1000 too. He has changed his mind will go to ULL in Sustainable Resources. Daniel and Jewel graduatie on the same night at the same time. We will have a big party at home. Daniel is not feeling very well, he has had several attacks that knock him out of commission and he has had another one tonight. Please pray that he get well and for total recovery, healing. He was put into the hospital once and Carl said it was a bacterial virous. It makes him very weak and Danny and I are watching over him every minute. I will be getting Dan's graduation pictures this week and will send them to Uncle OP for evryone to see how hadssome he has become. Holly is growing so much, She now weighs about 12 pounds. She loves he MEME. She is such a blessing to us. Becky and I just came back from retreat and boy was it good. We fell in love with Jesus all over again. What a refreshing weekend! Monique will be coming in for only 10 days and returning to live in Mexico. Please keep her in your prayers are she works for the Lord and pray for all of us who will miss her sooo much. Monique in on line and I am waiting for her to answer me but I have been waiting for about a half hour. I think she forgot to turn off the computer. Carolyn, Monique will be able to help with translating. She speaks pretty good Spanish. Well, I have to check on Daniel now and will get back to everyone later. Sorry I don't write as much as I used too. When things settle down maybe I will get more time. Love to all and keep loving Jesus. Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 00:58:25 (EDT)
Cynthia,it seem like you guy's are doing really good maybe i'll take dad out there one day .Your not too far that we can't make it out there,he needs an outing..And we would like to see your home so take care and he's doing really good.But keep praying for all.Miss the family gathering so tell your family we love them. Jayne Ellen
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, louisiana USA - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 12:39:00 (EDT)
Hi, Family: "Lake Charles" is finished being dug out (it's about 200'x100'), and it took two weeks to fill from the well that feeds it. We have a platform in the pond, around the pipe that comes from the well - and we have a windmill on top that makes it look like that's what's making the water pump out into the pond! There's still a lot of mud all over the place, with only a little bit of rye grass on the edges of the island. Charles made a bumper boat for the kids to use (an amazing product of his imagination), and we had the grand launching on Wednesday - Bo christened it with a raw egg! It has a trolling motor on it so the kids can putt around the island and under the bridge to the sand beach. Charles has been working steady on his tractor to move most of the mud that was dumped around our old oak trees, since we learned that it can kill the trees by suffocating and shocking their root system. We'll be planting grass sod in a few weeks, and it will be a relief to see some green again around the house. Got to go for now. Love to all.
Cynthia
Slidell, - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 03:42:59 (EDT)
TO CAROLYN; WHEN YOU MAKE THE CABBAGE ROLLS MAKE A FEW EXTRA FOR ME.
COOSAN FRANCIS
USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 13:29:19 (EDT)
Hi everyone! Had a busy weekend. Meredith showed her new horse for the first time at a show in Folsom. She was at the show all week and Robert and I went up for the weekend. Her new horse (Ryley, a 3 1/2 thoroughbred) did beautifully! It looks like he is going to turn out to be a wonderful show horse! he ended up with a 2nd, 2 thirds, a fourth and fifth place. Mer was really excited! Annemarie and Marie-Louise, it is wonderful to see both of you posting on the family board. I know I love to hear what ya'll are doing! Washington is so much fun...I am glad that you had a chance to visit! Marie-Louise, sorry about your sprained finger, I know that hurts...take care of it! And Ian, Happy belated birthday, I remember the day you were born! Your Dad called me to tell me that he forgot his camera and your mom was in labor. He asked me to pick up a disposable camera. I left right away and when I got to the hospital, you had already made your grand entrance! but at least I was your first visitor! Glad to hear that you are coming along, Uncle Melvin! I am going to make those cabbage rolls! Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10:44:09 (EDT)
Hey to everyone! I got back from Washington D.C. today(4/17/2004) around 4 o'clock. I went with a group of friends from St.Matrintville. It was very fun! I saw alot of museums and memorials. My favorite thing was watching the play "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center. It was a very funny comedy that took place in a barbershop. We also went to Busch Gardens in Virginia Friday. The weather was beautiful and I had a great time. Had a very exciting Easter Break. Love to everyone. Love always, Annemarie Resweber
Annemarie Resweber <LilWebber6@aol.com>
Sr.Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 00:08:54 (EDT)
I visited with Mel yesterday. He looks great, We just have to see he continues taking his medication. I am trying to help him find the best prices. If anyone has a resouce that I might contact, please let me know. He is walking without his walker. He has not got all his strength back yet, but it is coming. Daniel Lee is going to his senior prom tonight. We are excited for him. Martha & Becky left today for a retreat this weekend, and God helped in the placing of the children. Everone is happy. Eugne IV comes back from Spain tonight & Anne-marie comes back tomorrow from Washington DC & Virginia. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 19:53:37 (EDT)
Hey everyone! this is Marie-Louise, Eugene's oldest daughter. Everything is going good over here. Eugene is in Madrid, Spain. Annemarie is also gone. She is visiting Washington D.C. and virginia with some friends. I am just taking it easy this week. I sprained my finger so I am recovering from that. Ian is also doing great. He just turned 9 in April 6th so he is haveing parties. Well i just wanted to say hello to everyone. I love yall all. Love always, Marie-Louise Resweber
Marie-Louise <WeeZy53090@aol.com>
St. Martinville, La USA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 16:25:45 (EDT)
Eugene...!!!! Wow, Madrid! I remember your Dad telling me that you were going, but I had forgotten until now. Thanks for letting us know. Have a great time and watch out for the bulls! Meredith is at a horse show with her new horse...She is there for the week and will show him this weekend. It is his first show! she is really excited (and nervous) hoping he will behave himself and not get freaked out! Have fun and BE CAREFUL!!!! Lot of love, Aunt Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 10:55:46 (EDT)
hey i am in madrid spain right now...just wanted to say hey to everyone and tell them i am haviong a great time...love to all....eugene iv
eugene iv
USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 07:15:05 (EDT)
Hi Family! Happy Easter to everyone! Charles, John Paul and Michael are on their way back home from their visit to Stacey's in Jacksonville. Melanie, Eric, Chelsea and I are going to visit for a while at Butch and Nancy's, and then for a while at Charles' nephew's (Johnny), and then all go to mass at 6:30 tonight. My prayers and thoughts today are for all my family, with fond memories of Easters past. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 14:17:45 (EDT)
Happy Easter! Hoping that everyone has a very peaceful and joyful day today. We are cooking a Turduckhen, eggplant rice dressing, corn macheaux, green bean casserole, peas, cantelope, mangos, and Daniel is baking a Tres Leche Cake! Kimberly, Meredith, Daniel Ana, Alex, Ana's Dad, Ana's brother and a family friend (who came over from Mexico with Ana's Dad) will be with Robert and I today! The Easter Bunny did pass at my house for everyone...he doesn't go to Mexico, so this is new to them!! Chocolate bunnies???!!! Anyway, enjoy the day. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La. USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 12:52:26 (EDT)
Happy Easter to all. Hope your day is filled with love of the Lord and family. I will be at Eugene's and Ce's about noon for lunch and the afternoon. Ce's mother & father are here for the weekend. I Love you'll. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 02:22:27 (EDT)
Happy Belated Birthday Lionel, I am like Mel I though of you but didn't tell you til now. I hope you are feeling better and are back planning golf again. Let me know how you are feeling. Love you Sis Pat
Sis Pat
USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 01:43:16 (EDT)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY__"LIONEL". No I did not forget your birthday, but I did forget to wish you one happy day. LOVE YOU BRO.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 10:12:46 (EST)
HY! MOM: I know you are reading this page. I'm doing well, I know you are praying for me. LOVE , and miss you.
Melvin
USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 08:45:17 (EST)
Uncle Melvin: Great to have you back on the Family Chat Room and in my email! Hope you're feeling better - take care of yourself! Love.
Cynthia
Slidell, - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 23:01:01 (EST)
Hello family: I'm home after 20 days in LOURDES. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS. Keep praying that I get my stregth back. LOVE ALL OF YOU.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 18:14:00 (EST)
Hi, Family: Well, we started digging our "pond" this week. Just to let you know how big it is - we've lovingly named it "Lake Charles"! It's amazing how the mud expands when it's dug up and piled up all over. We'd been paying for loads of fill to build up the perimeter of our property in case of a flood, but now we have all the fill we need. We're even going to have a small island in the "lake" with a bridge to get to it. This evening we gave an impromptu seafood boil for all the workers - we had crawfish, crabs, potatoes, corn, sausage, ham, cabbage, carrots and garlic in the boil, and it was delicious! Got to go clean up and get ready to start working again tomorrow (hopefully it will only take another two days of digging since the rain is supposed to move in on Monday?). Love to all.
Cynthia
Slidell, - Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 01:34:16 (EST)
I miss Moma and Grandma! I still talk to them, but I sure wish they were here. Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 18:16:18 (EST)
Well i thought he would come home he's doing some therapy and tomorrow he will be discharged. Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La USA - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 11:10:20 (EST)
Well Dad is coming home today,he's feeling ok.I spent the night there last night and i told him it's time to go home,he's a little nervous but he has me there.So Thanks for all the prayers. Jayne
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La USA - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 09:22:12 (EST)
Your prayers helped, as usual. OP talked to Melvin this morning and he is doing good. He expects to go home in a day or two. Jayne is there to help him.
Shirley <shirley@opditch.com>
USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 12:46:14 (EST)
Thanks Butch,I spent the night at the hospital with Dad and he did pretty good.He just didn't like taking his medicine at a different time.He slept through the night and i will be back there after 8:00am so thanks for all the prayers and Aunt Pat thanks for being there for the surgery.I will be praying for all.Now for the Recovery. Jayne
Jayne <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 08:05:55 (EST)
Francis & Jayne... Tell Uncle Melvin he is in our prayers. The Thayers
Butch
slidell, USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 11:20:39 (EST)
Well Dad is doing ok.He wants to let Aunt Pat and Uncle O.P. know that his Hernia surgery will be tomorrow around 10:00 in the morning so Francis will be here to answer the phone and i will be at the hospital with him,so please pray for a quick recovery and also Thanks for the Prayers.. Jayne
Jayne <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 15:44:49 (EST)
Daddy is now in room 609. his computer is doing some odd thing and I can't figure them out. They moved him to a section for more monitoring so his O2 level can stablize. thank ya'll very much. LOLXXX
Francis
USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 20:04:23 (EST)
this is aa update on daddy. they changed him from foom 541 to room 609 to monitor him better on his oxygen level. they still haven't came up with a surgery date for his hernia. If anyone has any queations they can call me at his house as I am taking care of the house. If Uncle O.P.reads this I'm having trouble with his dsl and I don't know how to fix it.Wayne and I both tried .Help bye and lol
francis ditch <dads>
lafayette, la USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 16:30:42 (EST)
Here is another report from Pat about Melvin: I am just getting home O.P. I could not return your call I was holding Holly from the time I got home from staying with Melvin. I got there a 11:00 Faye was there I stayed until 4:00, I was there when two of his Doctors came, The heart Dr.'s Ass. Stated (bottom line) he does not think his breathing problem is from the heart. The heart test showed his heart is like that of a 80 year old man. But he was going to research his heart record at his office, because he did not understand why he was not on coum-miun(blood thinned). He also had a monitor put on him to tell the rhythm of the heart. His pulse was 67 when they checked it. The neurologist? ( nerve Dr.) DR Snatic can to check the trimmer he will be back tomorrow. I find he looks good except for the trimmers. They are looking at the medications, They want let him go home until he can feed himself. He is talking so much he got me short-winded. His color is very good. Lionel how are you did you have your procedure. He told me how you were not looking forward to it. Please let me know the results, so I can tell Mel. He answers the phone, and knows who is calling but not much else. This report is from Pat last night.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 07:37:46 (EST)
Uncle Melvin Status: Melvin is in room 541 at Lourdes Hospital. I will go see him tomorrow. His problem is breathing. He will get the works (tests) today. I will keep you'll posted. He can't hear to much on the phone. Love sis Pat. Please pray for him.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 07:37:37 (EST)
God has been so good to me and Danny. I thank Him everyday for what He has done and give Him all the praise. Holly Ann is such a gift. Please keep her mom and dad in your prayers. Monique was just on line and said her spanish is getting pretty good. She will be back in May. My time is short. Must go! Need sleep! Loving Jesus, Loving people, Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 02:14:45 (EST)
Congratulations to you Martha & Danny, good job! That Foster Child Holly Ann must be a real joy. We recently went to David's to see young Matthew and he is really a good baby. Uncle O.P.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 06:48:08 (EST)
Hello everyone! We have been real busy over here as usual. Monique is doing great . Keep her in your prayers. Daniel is still plannign on graduation and debating on which college. Danny and I are busy changing diapers, with bottle feedings, rocking and singing and humming and cleaning things up around here for our new addition to the family. Danny and I are foster parents to a beautiful little girl, Holly Ann. She is 2 months old now and has been with us for two weeks. Oh my, yes we haven't forgotten how and have gotten back into the swing of things. We are her great Aunt and Uncle and she will be with us for awhile. We love her and she has brought such joy to our home in such a short time. Please keep her and her mother in your prayers. Now Danny has to finish my stairs and kithcen. Well, have to run. Not much time to talk these days/nights. Go see the Passion! Great movie! Loving Jesus, Loving poeple. Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 01:58:28 (EST)
Monique tells her Mother she can read her e-mail but can't send any. She can only do IM talk. So she loves hearing from family, so please send her an E-Mail when you can. Her mission to bring Christ to the street children of Mexico is a rewarding challenge. Pray for her safety and inspiration. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 22:28:45 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "DAVID". Youngest at 38. Now you have 3 beautiful BOYS. Hope you have many many more. No not boys--YEARS. Love you.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 19:14:02 (EST)
Happy birthday to my Godchild David. May God continue to Bless you. LOVE YOU AUNT PAT
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 18:17:45 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "DAVID" 38 WOW you young boy. Now with 3 beautiful sons. Have MANY MORE.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 14:59:17 (EST)
Happy Birthday to my baby. David, you will be 37 until noon (Lafayette time). I spent the night before at Grandma's and Jeannette took me to the apt with Doug Chaisson at 9:00am and he sent me to Lourdes. Jeannette checked me in and Doug had lunch at the hospital. At this point.......I don't remember anything. Until I woke up and had a beautiful baby boy. Now my baby has 3 little boys of his own. How special is that!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday, David.
Mom <shirley@opditch.com>
USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 09:55:33 (EST)
Great to hear from you Cinthia. I will keep you in my prayers. Have a very HAPPY VALENTINE. LOve you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, la USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 08:53:44 (EST)
Hi, Family: Well, my hand is almost back to normal after the carpal tunnel surgery, but now my knees are giving out! X-rays show that I have almost no cartilidge in the inner half of both my knees - severe arthritis! The doctor talked about shots and future knee replacement, but I got him to give me some strong anti-inflammatory medication (I had been taking some up to a month before I started having this bad problem walking) so I can see if it will be eased without any extreme measures. After two weeks, I'm doing much better - just hope it lasts a long time! Bo and his friend, Beau, are sleeping over here tonight (Melanie and Eric won's let them stay up and cut up as late as Charles and I will) - and of course, Chelsea didn't want to miss anything, so they're all outside right now riding bikes in the mud - until it starts raining. Got to go now so I can order the pizzas for dinner. Oh, Melanie and I passed Aunt Vonnie's new house on Bonnabel a few weeks ago. It wasn't finished yet, but it sure is going to be big and beautiful. .....Had to stop to get three towels for the "mudbugs" to clean off a little before they enter the house - Oh, to be a kid again.... Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, February 13, 2004 at 19:06:34 (EST)
Hello out there! Where is all of the family? Let us hear from you. Give us an update on what's going on . We would love to hear from everybody. LOVE.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, la USA - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 18:15:43 (EST)
For all you young family members who don't know much about this war, it would be worth your time to check this site out. Thanks Mel. O.P. I am proud to call you BROTHER. Sis Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 18:36:57 (EST)
Hello family; Just thought you would like to see this. You must scroll down till the end. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/vetscor/1071880/posts?page=75
Melvin
USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 17:49:06 (EST)
Anyone interested in Monique and her Mission, can now check her web page www.Geaux4Christ.com She has photos and special pray requests. Family please pray for her & her Missiom. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 18:54:53 (EST)
Yes i'm back in lafayette for a while.Happy Belated Birthday Tommy and many more to come..Jeff is still in Vegas getting a life he's doing alright and Michelle and Chris and Maggie went up to Washington to there farm for a month so i pray that they make it safe it's really up in the moutains and it's full of snow..Carolyn your right about our family keeping intouch it is a great gift and i hope everyone is in good Health so take care and Lot's of Love. Jayne Ellen
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, la USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 11:12:26 (EST)
Happy Anniversary Butch & Nancy! God Bless your marriage.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 07:26:07 (EST)
Hello everyone. Nancy & I happily celibrated our 27TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY thursday..... Nancy's dad ,Grandma , Mom, and Dad would be proud of us ....
Butch
Slidell, USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 20:26:14 (EST)
Hi, everyone! Happy Belated Birthday to Cynthia, Tommy and Nannette. Hope ya'll had a great birthday! Last night Meredith met up with Daniel (Hebert) and "lil' Eugene! They were in lafayette for the 4-H show. She rode home with them. It is so great that our children are growing up knowing each other like they do! Meredith is also close to Kyle (Thayer)! They talk over the internet and keep in touch. You Know, not everyone is as close to their cousins as our family! We have Grandma to thank for that beautiful gift! Love to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 11:28:50 (EST)
Happy Birthday Nanette. May God send you his blessings. Have many more. I know Grandma & Aunt Elaine are looking over you. Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 01:00:36 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY____NANETTE MARIE ALVERSON__Yes 48 and growing up.Hope you have a very nice day. Keep WARM. I love you.
DAD <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 08:00:57 (EST)
Happy Birthday Tommy. May you have many more and may they be healthy ones. I Love You Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 18:51:43 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY_______TOM DITCH. Yes 55. Hope you have many more. Have a nice day, we love you.
DAD
USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 07:37:29 (EST)
Just heard from Moinique. She is doing well. The foundation of the new church is coming along just great. She didn't have much time to talk because she was fixing some cajun food for the men coming from working on the church. Mexican food with a touch of cajun. That should be interesting. I was able to send her some things with friends who are ariving there tonight to help out. She is finding her job there very rewarding. She asked me to send some clothes for littles boys she met, they have only 1 or 2 outfits that fit them. Of course I went shopping. I can't wait to hear how much they liked the clothes. We are soooo very blessed to live in the United States and have all we have. Just a little bit is more than some people have. Thank God we have homes, food, family and most importantly faith. Yes, I miss my little girl but know she is in good hands. Dan made sraight A's this past semester. Way to go DAN!! He showed his pigs this weekend and won Reserve Champion Yorkshires Gilt and Champion Senior Showman. He won other placing too. He got a jacket, money and a big buckle with emerald's on it. We are getting ready to go to the distrcit show in Lafayette and than LSU. Dan and I are going to visit McNeese on Monday. He is looking for the best options. Maybe ULL? Show him the money!!! He is looking into Wildlife Management and pursuing jobs with the government. Good benefits. Well, I'm tired and need to go clean the kitchen. Oh boy! Talk to you all later and God bless and deep well. Love, Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 22:11:03 (EST)
what is u all doing out there.
aireannna <loveshadeair@yahoo.com>
kansascity, mo USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 20:18:04 (EST)
Dear Family: For those of you who knew him, Glenn Mailhes, Sr. passed away unexpectedly last night at his home here in Slidell. Please pray for his soul and for strength for his family to get through this trying time. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 20:38:15 (EST)
We telephoned Monique since we had not heard from her, She said their internet is down and not be up for about two weeks. She said thanks to those who have written her. She was in an earthquake. Had to stand in the doorway. Was scared but not hurt. She said they gave Christmas gift to the children in the RED LIGHT district of the city. These are the children they minstor to, She has to rise at 5:00 to prepare breakfast for a group who is there to build a church in the primative village in the mountain. She still says she is happy to be doing the work of the Lord. She ask for your prayes. Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 00:17:02 (EST)
Happy Birthday Cynthia many more. Hope the hand is getting better.
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 00:01:31 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNTHIA AND I KNOW TOMORROW WOULD HAVE BEEN AUNT ELAINES. SO HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MORE. LOVE ALL OF YOU . WE ARE IN THE SUPER BOWL. GO PANTHERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. LOVE NANETTE.
NANETTE ALVERSON <alversonr@bellsouth.net>
cleveland, nc USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 19:07:19 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY_______ CYNTHIA Julian--Hope you have a wonderfull day. LOVE YOU.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:19:59 (EST)
Monique is in Mexico ad would love hearing from family. She cannot reply to all but I am acting as her mailman.She will send to me and I will forward her replies, She especially asked me to tell Uncle Melvin she is waiting to hear from him. Her e-mail is in the family list on Lilmoma's Chat Room. Love to all Aunt Pat
aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 06:05:25 (EST)
Congradulations Paul the whole family is very proud of you. Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 00:39:52 (EST)
Congrats Paul, you make me proud to be your brother. love you man.
Melvin Ditch III <offshore>
lafayette , la USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 06:41:20 (EST)
Congratulations, Paul! I know that your Dad must be soooo proud! Lots of Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 13:22:45 (EST)
-------------- L S U ----- NATIONAL CHAMPIONS ------- No we couldn't find a ticket for justin. He watched the game at a freinds house in new orleans.After game ended i drove to french quarter and met justin and all his frinds. We partied on bourbin street till early in the morning!!!!!!Happy anniversary martha & danny / cecilia & eugene. Happy birthday annemarie.
butch
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 14:12:58 (EST)
HAPPY ANNAVERSARY Danny & Martha. It was nice of you to invite me over for dinner on New Years day. I enjoyed My day very much. Thanks and Have LOT"S MORE ANNAVERSARYS. LOVE YOU GUYS
uncle melvin
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 08:25:12 (EST)
Hello everyone! Way to go tigers! Justin were you able to go to the game? Maybe you could have seen Jacob, Jared and Jordan. They sat in the LSU end zone. It was a great game. Yesterday was our anniversary, a big 24 years. I think. yep 24. Time really passes fast doesn't it. We still have each other and have much to be greatful for. God has and still is doing great things in our marriage and in our family. We give Hime all the glory and the praise. We had a nice day at home, barbqued and watched the game and Danny went up and down the stairs at least 50 times to finish the upstairs. He got pretty much done but he's not quite there yet. Really looking good though. He is determined to finish it now. It is really cold here today and we have a nice fire going and getting ready to watch a horse movie, forgot the name of it. Oh well! We haven't heard from Monique yet. If any of you are on the computer and see that she is on line and I am not, please try to call my cell and let me know (337)319-8037. School has started up again and Daniel is on his last half. He will be attending half days and taking a ULL math course(we hope). They are still looking for a ULL professor. He scored high enough to take college classes in high school. He and Danny have been hunting and don't come home with much. I cooked them already. It was nice having Jacob and Erin and Kaleb over for the holidays. Kaleb is looking more and more like Jacob everyday. He has Erin's eyes. He sures loves his momma though. He is a momma's boy like some other people I know. That's ok. He is such a good baby. Well, I have to run for now. Danny is waiting to watch the movie and he soesn't know how to run the DVD. Know that Jesus loves you most of all and me too. Oh, Uncle Melvin it was really nice to have you over for New Year's day. We will have you come over more ofter. Love you! Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 23:56:56 (EST)
Oops - make that 2003 National Champions!!! And winners of the 2004 Sugar Bowl Game!!!
Cynthia
- Monday, January 05, 2004 at 01:40:35 (EST)
Hi, Family: GO, TIGERS!!!! None of the men in this house have any fingernails left - but boy are they happy!!! "21 - 14" 2004 National Champions: LSU!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, January 05, 2004 at 01:23:38 (EST)
Hey everybody. I'm soo excited...tomorrow is my birthday, my Mom & Dad's anniversary, and Aunt M & Uncle Danny's anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope everybody is doing well. Hope everyone had a funfilled and Happy Holiday. I know I did!
Annemarie Resweber <LilWebber6@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 01:02:50 (EST)
Cecilia, you need to email me the photos in jpeg format.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 19:08:05 (EST)
What do I need to do to post pictures to this website? Do I need to e-mail them to you and in what format?
Cecilia <CRes1486@aol.com>
LA USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 17:41:23 (EST)
Hi, Family: Wow - Matthew sure is a beautiful baby boy - and Lucia looks like a model, not a woman who just gave birth! Congratulations, David and Lucia. My surgery seems to have gone well, although my fingers are still swollen and mostly numb. The doctor changed the bandage today and said it looked fine, and he will check it again on Monday then a week later take out the stitches. My left hand seems to be on its best behavior - probably because it doesn't want to be cut like the right hand! My family is at Charles' nephew's house tonight to party and bring in the new year - I'm safe at home guarding the remote control and the pillows to keep my hand elevated so the swelling will go down. Wishing you all health and happiness in the New Year - Love to all.
Cynthia
- Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 23:59:37 (EST)
Hello Everyone, Thanks for all the birthday wishes..We hope everyone had a great Christmas. We are getting ready to go to a party. But I wanted to wish everyone Happy New Year!!!! May it be the best one yet!!! Welcome to our family Mathew!! Geaux LSU!!!!!!!!!!
Nancy
USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 21:45:07 (EST)
I just wanted to tell everyone last night it was snowing but i didn't know till this morning and it was enough to make a snowman but i didn't..I also would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a safe New Year's Eve.To Nicole who i seem to miss alot and Jake and Lexi,it's Nicole's Birthday on New Years so Dad give her this message...The big 27 and a Kiss from me..It seemed like everyone had a great Christmas so take care and i'll keep intouch with all of you..Jayne Ellen
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 21:59:23 (EST)
Looks Like Uncle Melvin beat me to the punch! There are photos on my dad's site as well as mine: http://www.opditch.com http://www.davidditch.com 8lbs 13 oz David
David Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 18:09:04 (EST)
SORRY FOR NOT WRITING MORE OFTEN.I CHECK IN ALL THE TIME . NANCY, KYLE, JUSTIN ALL DOING GOOD. HUNTING SEASON HAS BEEN GREAT - PLENTY DUCKS. DEER - KYLE 2 DOES,JUSTIN 1 DOE,BUTCH 3 POINT AND A DOE. NANCY EVEN WENT WITH ME IN DEER BLIND THANKSGIVING DAY. THE FISHING DOWN BY DUCK CAMP HAS REALLY TURNED ON. PLENTY SPECKLE TROUT. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
BUTCH
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 16:33:34 (EST)
Welcome to the family Mathew Joseph Ditch. Congradulation Lucia & David, Christopher & Jonathon. Aunt Pat Loves you'll
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 01:28:14 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY----- Mathew Joseph Ditch. Born today at 12:45 EST
Uncle Melvin
USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 19:21:56 (EST)
HAPPT BIRTHDAY "NANCY". Yes it's me, and I never forget a birthday (that is if some one remindes me) HE!. Don't know how young you are, but you have lots more to celebrate. I pray this find all of you in good health.LOVE YOU ALL.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lLafayette, La USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 07:20:38 (EST)
Glad to here from the Thayers. Happy Birthday Nancy. Hope you had a nice one. I will be praying for you Cynthia today. Hope your surgery is as successful as mine was. I had the right & left done, and have no pain now. It will take a little while to heal, but it is worth it. Let us know the outcome. Tell Charles to take good care of you. LOVE YOU'll Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 06:44:30 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!!!! I hope you had a good one. I didn't forget. Things have really been busy for me. I haven't had much time to write. Monique has now graduated from ULL with a B.S. in Applied Sciences. Her graduation was so very nice. There were about 60 graduates and she was the youngest and of course the most beautiful. We are all so proud of her and her accompoishments. She maintained her scholarships and graduated with a 3. 1+ and on the Dean's list. As most of you know she will be leaving for Mexico on Tuesday. Danny, Daniel and I are bringing her to Houston tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers and also the people of Oaxacia, that they will accept and receive her kindly. Packing her suitcases has been an adventure. Only two at 70 pounds each. Her new web page will be up as soon and you all can keep up with what is happening in Mexico. Her willingness to serve the Lord is such a blessing. She will be home for Dan's graduation we hope. Daniel is doing grea in his senior year at SMSH. Football is over and he made 40 out of 44 extra points. Two were his fault and 2 were bad snaps. not bad for a beginner. We know who to give credit to for all of that! Thank you Jesus! Now he will be the stat keeper for the baseball team. Dan plans to attend ULL in the fall. He wants to get a job for the summer and make a little spending cash. He and Danny are finally finishing the upstairs of our home after 20 years. It looks great. Dan has his pool table up there and has plans for all the game systems. Danny and Daniel are hunting ducks and geese. Yep they got some and I am not really into cooking them but give it a shot anyway. We had a nice Christmas. I didn't cook at my house this year. We went to the Hebert's in Youngsville for noon and to Eugene and Ce's for supper(dinner) at night. It felt funny not to have cooked all the big pots of food. Becky and I had a nice visit with Uncle Melvin a couple of days ago. You're looing good!!! Sorry we couldn't stay longer but we had to hit the after Christmas sales. We go every year and rack up on the savings. I have been talking too much and need to go and visit with Mo. Yes I will miss her! I know she will be ok because she has the best boss in the world. God is so good. I give Him all the glory and the praise for all I have and that is yet to come. I pray for all of you and send my love, Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 03:02:12 (EST)
Hi, Family: We had a wonderful Christmas this year - Christmas Eve at Melanie's, Christmas Lunch (with turkey, et al), and our traditional Christmas Evening (with a second turkey, et al) with tons of family and friends coming by to visit and party with us. I'm especially happy that Butch, Nancy, Justin and Kyle were able to be here. As usual, the kids got too many presents, we all ate and drank too much, and all got too little sleep. Things finally quieted down on Saturday, but that night we had some of Charles' family over to play "Balderdash" until 3:00 A.M.! Today I did a lot of cleaning up - getting ready for my right carpal tunnel surgery in the morning - I plan to take at least the rest of the week off!!!! Any news from David and Lucia? It was terrific hearing from some of my cousins, but I know I have quite a few more out there. How was your Christmas? Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, December 29, 2003 at 01:01:03 (EST)
%-) I really amused by this website . zyban . Greetings.
zyban <peranj5__@work.com>
USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 00:14:56 (EST)
Merry Christmas to everyone. Where up here just waiting on the arrival of our third son. He is due TODAY! We'll see what tomorrow brings. David & Lucia
David & Lucia Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 22:10:42 (EST)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. We are still waiting for David & Lucia's next son to be born. Today IS the "official due date". We are going to Mass and then going to their house for dinner. Maybe we will have to stay overnight? Will see.
O. P. Ditch <opf>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 08:59:21 (EST)
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FAMILY. That includes "ALL OF YOU" Being the oldest of MOM's Decendents, I wish that CHRIST stays in your hearts forever. HE has been good to me. Now I had my Christmas dinner yesterday, with 2 of my children, Francis and Wayne. It was catered by JOEY's. Turkey , dressing, sweetpotato crunch, snap bean with tasso and cheese casoroll. buns. It was great to have part of my family with me. Francis left this morning to go back off shore and Wayne is restoring some art work. I hope ALL of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with GOOD HEALTH. LOVE YOU ALL.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lLafayette, La USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 08:27:32 (EST)
I know no one has heard from me in a long time so I am at dad's taking care of him when I am in from offshore. I work 7&7 and when I am in I do troubleshooting for another company. So I am rarely in town. I just want to wish everyone in the family a happy and joyful holiday. I have to leave Christmas Eve morning to go back offshore so I am going to have my Christmas today and tommorrow. So everybody MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. xxxooo FRANCIS
Melvin "Francis" Ditch III
lafayette, la USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 08:32:43 (EST)
Merry Chritmas to my family and extended family.May the Lord bless you as He has blessed me. Melvin and I enjoyed a Don's Seafood Hut lunch today. We updated each other on our families . He wasnot sure of Chrismas yet, but I will go get Him if he wants. Will wait and see. He was so pleased that his brothers remembered him with surprises. Martha sent him 3 pints of fig preserves and a Christmas box of her fudge (with no pecans) just as he likes. We will open gifts at Becky"s Christmas Eve. I will go to Mass with Eugene and his family Christmas Day, and we will eat late dinner at his & Ce's. I love all of you and miss all that are not with us anymore. Pray for me. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 20:37:25 (EST)
Hey Gang, Hoiday Greetings from Eugene,Cecilia and the kids(Eugene IV(15), Marie-Louise(13), Annemarie(11) and Ian(8). We are always busy with the kids running from sporting event to sporting event. We started with Eugene and football and Marie-Louise with vollyball and Annmarie cheering. Then we went to everyone playing soccer. All of the kids and Cecilia are out on Christmas break and getting ready for the busy holiday season which will happen to include school work(science and social study fair projects). Eugene IV is in the process of building himself a muscle car and restoring his 73 plymouth duster. He has taken out the old engine and transmission and has sanded the body down. He will be installing his new 360 engine over the holidays. Its pretty neat to see him work on his car as the only thing I can work on a car is the key and the radio. Marie-Louise has begun to build quite a social life as a young teenager and loves to be involved in sports at school, where she plays on the jv and varsity soccer team as an eigth grader. She is her grade level representative on the student council and is involed in student government. Annemarie is also doing well in school where she and the other GT students participated in a living history play at the Shadows on the Teche (which is a historic plantation home on the Bayou Teche) where she portrayed Harriet Weeks as a young girl. She has also started her first season of basketball playing in the school league as well as playing rec ball now. Ian is in the third grad at St Edwards and will be graduating from there to meet the other three kids at Catholic High(Hooray all 4 kids on one campus next year). Cecilia coached Ian's soccer to an undefeated season this year(7-0). Ian is also a Bear Cub and enjoys scouting. Ian, Eugene IV and I went camping with the cub scouts at the Zoo of Acadiana where we pitched out tent 15 feet from the alligator pits.(Braves souls arn't we). We are all planing on a great 2004 with lots of fun things planned. Eugene IV will be traveling to Madrid and Paris and Annemarie will be venturing to Washington DC and this summer we are planning a family trip to Michigan to scope out a couple of universities that Eugene IV has expressed and interest in attending(Kettering and University of Michigan). As for Cecilia an Me, if we're not washing,cooking or playing taxi driver you'll find us in the stands or bleachers cheering the kids on to another victory(lol). Hope to hear whats going on with everyone else. May all of you have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. All of Our Love Eugene and Cecilia
EUGENE <CRES1486@AOL.COM>
USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 17:02:45 (EST)
Happy Birthday Wayne although i'm far away i can't forget your day so have a good one and safe one..Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year..
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
lafayette, La USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 20:04:42 (EST)
Hi everyone, Hey Jayne, Happy Birthday~!~!~!~!~! and Carolyn, happy belated birthday to youI guess this is the year for the 50 somethings. I am finishing the church in Grand Coteau today (about time !) I've spent the last two and half months restoring/reproducing a decorative stencil motif with goldleafed flowers which we uncovered/discovered in the church months ago. This artwork was completely handpainted and is seen above the wainscote. This artwork was originally done in 1879 by Erasmus Humbrecht, an artist from Alsace Loraine, France, a painter of some importance in louisiana church buildings. He was the artist who did the original artworks and decorations for the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square in New Orleans. His work can still be seen in areas of the Cathedral to this day, and I am very proud to have been able to save and restore the scroll work that he did in St. Charles in Grand Coteau. I hope everyone, everywhere, is doing very well, and Merry Christmas to all, we have so much to be thankful,for, family is just one of them. Love, Wayne l
Wayne <wditch#bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 09:15:21 (EST)
I can't write to much I am so tried. This mornung went to work, than had a press confrence at the St. Martinville Heritage Center for the return of the Acadian Odessey Quilt which had been in Poitier, France for an International Quilt Festible. It earned the higest award given. After that I went to New Iberia and picked up two of Eugene's children, took them shopping for parents Christmas gifts & took them to lunch. Returned home & Becy's two came over. Had all 4 until Eugene came for his two at 6:00. Becky came for at 9:30. Cleaned the kitchen, put cloths to wash and now sending a note to the family. See you'll in the morning. LOVE TO ALL
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 00:04:29 (EST)
Hello everyone, don't have time to write all that has been happening around me. I read Mom's page every morning & night. I will write more tonight. I to had an emotional Christmas Tree triming. Each ball had Mom & Aunt Cile closer to me. Going to work. Will write more tonight.
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 10:10:27 (EST)
Hello family and Dad's right i'll be 50yrs old and proud of it..More Wisdom and knowledge for me..It's how you use it...Hello Dad i do miss you too...And Jeff and Michelle wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years too all... Love to all, Jayne Ellen
Jayne Ellen <jaynewolf@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 17:16:49 (EST)
Hi, everyone! Cynthia, Thanks for the motivation! I have Grandma's picture, that you sent to me, on my mantle.(The one of her talking on the phone and wearing her Mardi Gras beads!) I miss calling her.... and her calling me. Well, my family has been very active. Kimberly, Daniel and Alex (my grandchild) just returned from Mexico. They went to Coastzacolas, where Ana's family lives. Ana's parents had not seen Alex yet. So, since Ana could not go (Visa status) Kimberly went with Daniel and Alex. They had a ball! Alex was the main attraction, of course! Ana spent the week with Robert and I. It was so wonderful for her Mom and Dad to get to know Alex. He is 14 months now and full of "wonders". Meredith is still riding horses..she is training her new horse, Ryley, to jump. They will begin showing in the spring. They are just stunning together. He is a 3 year bay old thoroughbred..a big boy! Looks like this may be part of her future. Robert and I have been real busy with work..still doing oil and gas leasing. Kimberly is still the director of transitional housing for homeless women and children for the diocese of Lafayette. And at the age of 28, Daniel is going back to school for international business! (Spanish, of course!) We will spend Christmas Eve with Carl's family and Christmas Day at home with our family and some of Robert's siblings. Cindy, I am thinking of a special receipt..will send it later. Cindy, I also hope everyone will take a moment to update us on their family. Love and Happy Holidays to all, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 11:07:57 (EST)
Hello family: Especially you Cindy. Yes Mom, I'm still here, and you know it. I have been keeping up with family through your chat room. But I have not been regular,. So forgive me. Now it is nice to hear from you Cindy, Keep writing, it is always great to hear from you. I see where your family has kept you busy. Happy to hear that Charles is doing good. Paul ,has made Lt. commander and is now on the USS John F. Kennedy CV67. He will be back in port for Christmas. Nanette is in Cleveland NC with her family and doing well. Wayne and Jayne will be 50yrs old on the 19th Dec, and He has been restoring Churches. Jayne has moved with Jeff to Las Vegas living with Michelle and Magie. Fransis is now living with me when he is not off shore. Tom has his family in Breaux Bridge, and has been keeping very busy. I have been taking Life one day at a time. Well, but getting old. Have to try to keep moving. And I do. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Healthy New year. LOve to all.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 08:53:15 (EST)
Hello, Grandma: We just put up the tinsel tree and will be putting all your Christmas Balls on it tomorrow! I sure wish I could still call you up on the phone to have you tell me what's going on with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. I know that you'd be talking with each and every one of them - especially this month. I'm sure they all look at the Family Chat Room from time to time. It would be so wonderful if when they do - they would just enter at least something like "Hi, I'm doing fine." or "Love to all." Everyone doesn't have to enter their entire life story and its details like I sometimes do, but I sure miss the comfort of knowing that I have a lot of family members out there somewhere. Maybe for the holidays some of us can even share a favorite recipe. Grandma, when the family checks in with you, please let them know what we just talked about. Love.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 00:40:09 (EST)
We are back in Virginia. Yes, we heard about the earthquake just west of Richmond. It was a 4.5. We didn't even feel it here in the condo. But our daughter in Fredericksburg felt it and it rattled the dishes in the hutch.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 17:54:41 (EST)
Hi, Family: Bo's party was a great success! Only 20 of his classmates showed up - THANK GOODNESS. The weather on Friday night was pretty cold, but the kids didn't seem to mind - they played football in the half-dark yard, played foosball, air-hockey and music on the porch, basketball on the outside patio, and roasted marshmallows over the bonfire. I'm still cleaning marshmallows out of my carpet - since the adults started a marshmallow fight against the kids! After the party was over, Chelsea said, "I want to have a party just like Bo's - especially the food fight." Got to go - I just noticed another marshmallow hiding under the big table! Love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 02:10:44 (EST)
OK family;; Now you can take a western caribean cruise with the VIRGINIA DITCH"S. Just go to www.opditch.com and click on THE VOYAGER OF THE SEAS CRUISE. Have fun
Melvin
USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 10:34:13 (EST)
Ok I just got word from O.P. and this is what he said. "We are at sea on the way back. Had a great trip. We are ahead of the storm in the Caribbean. But looks like snow in Virginia. Wish we could just go arround again. But will try to get home tomorrow." O. P.
Melvin Ditch
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 12:05:23 (EST)
We are doing fine. we are on our way back from Caymen Islands and expect to be in Miami in the moring. I think they said we are in front of the storm. We are coming up the west coast of Cuba and will pass by Key West and then around to Miami. We have snow in Virginia however. will see if our flight makes it tomorrow. we may get to spend the night in Miami Sunday, not sure yet.
O. P. <op@opditch.com>
Caribbean, USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 11:49:35 (EST)
Hello Family. I would like to tell you that my son Paul K. Ditch, has made Lt.commander USN. LCDR Paul K. Ditch USN. Congratulations Paul. 16yrs and counting. We love you for serving your country so well. Dad.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 08:33:25 (EST)
No word from O.P. & Shirey. Hope they are not in the Careabien STORM. O.P. let us here from you'll. Sis Pat
Pat
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 01:33:06 (EST)
HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM O.P. & SHIRLEY???? IF so please let us know. LOVE,
Melvin
USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 19:25:43 (EST)
Hello webmaster ! i like your nice page ! Have fun surfin the web ! cu, Pete !
kredit darlehen <kredit darlehen>
fredericksburg, va USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 08:12:24 (EST)
best wishes from frida !!! what a nice page ! i really enjoyed surfing by !
kredit <kredit>
Vienna, at Austria - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 12:31:58 (EST)
Ok, Shirley and I are on a cruise in the Caribbean. You all can keep track of us with pictures on my web site at: http://opditch.com
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Cruising Bahamas, - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 06:22:05 (EST)
Hi, Family: We had a great trip to Tennessee last month. And I've been sewing ever since we got back - just about finished the 34 orders for Christmas shirts! We're still working on our house to get ready for Christmas. Bo (12 years old) is having his first "boy/girl" party at our house next Saturday night. He took his invitations to school to hand out to about 25 of the 90 seventh graders - but one of the teachers made him invite "everyone in the seventh grade" - 90 children! And the invitation said "Parents Welcome To Stay". Needless to say we'll be praying for good weather, because even if half show up, they'd never all fit in our house! We had a quiet Thanksgiving - only six for dinner at noon (me, Charles, John Paul, Charles' ex-wife Gayle, and her parents). Stacey and her family couldn't come in from Jacksonville, and Michael went with his girlfriend to her parents' home in Texas. The big table was loaded with baked turkey, ham, oyster stuffing, cornbread dressing, candied yams, shrimp and mirliton dressing, eggplant/sausage casserole, green beans, peas, rolls - and of course cranberries. Melanie, Eric, Joey, Bo and Chelsea came for supper, and there were plenty of left-overs. I hope to send Uncle O.P. pictures of some of my shirts, our house, and Thanksgiving dinner so he can put them on my webpage. Miss you all. Love.
Cynthia
- Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 01:05:57 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and is greatful for all we have. We are all going to Carl and Lynn's house today, in New Iberia. Carl is on call today, but will be frying a turkey. Daniel, Ana, Alex, Kimberly and Meredith are all coming with us! I am especially thankful to be with my children, husband, grandchild, my brother and his family today! Love to all, Carolyn
carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
lafayette, la USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 11:43:13 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving to all the family. Hope all would say hello on this page as Mama would want us to be together on all Holidays. Have a great day. LOVE YOU'll Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 11:34:41 (EST)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MY LIL BROTHER,OLIVER PERRY AND HIS LOVELY WIFE "SHIRLEY" you come a long way. we love you.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 11:31:05 (EST)
I just got a reply from Paul, on the comment I just posted. this is his reply "And I was driving it at the same time he was shot."
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 13:45:16 (EST)
Remembering ,John F.Kennedy--40yrs later. Yes I remember, that I was at work getting ready to come home for lunch, when the news broke on radio at Heymanns. I hurried home to see it on our little TV. They had pics of it that they kept re running, of the parade in Dallas. Now-Paul was 5mos old then. Now 40yrs later he is on Kennedy's name sake. USS John F. Kennedy.CV67 at sea now, getting her ready for duty.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 12:47:26 (EST)
Congradulations Paul, Keep us posted. Tell Dad to post your news for the family . We all are praying for the men & women who are fighting this war. Tell your family we are with them. Should they need please let us know. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 22:13:44 (EST)
Check out Paul's new assignment from the link on the front page. Congrats Paul, good job getting the "Jack" back on line..... in "back in the fight".
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 17:49:58 (EST)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! 50 is a milestone!!!! Where did the years go???! I will be in my pumkin costume tonight, greeting the trick or treaters! The kids are coming over tonight and Alex will trick or treat in our neighborhood. He is sooo cute! Love, Carolyn
Carolyn <caroditch@hotmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 12:30:55 (EST)
Happy Birthday Carolyn many moore. Your e-mail is full my mail to you returns to me. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:46:19 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY__CAROLYN LOUISE WHRIGHT__You just passed a mile stone?( ) Hope you have many many more. Have a nice day. We love you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:22:24 (EST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY__CAROLYN LOUISE WHRIGHT__YOu just passed a mile stone? Hope you have a very nice day. We love you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:21:00 (EST)
Thank you Steve for informing the family of your concerns. You can know that our prays are with you and your family. I hope that knowing your family is thinking of you may help you draw some strength to deal with this desaster. I feel I can speek for all in saying that we are also praying for the firemen who are fighting this war against the flames. We love you'll Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 21:21:06 (EST)
For those of my family interested in the status of my home in Arrowhead- here is what I know as of 10am Thursday 10-30. The fire seems to have burned around the immediate area of our home and is east of us where the 350 homes were lost last nite. It has begun to drizzle but the winds are high and the fire is not contained. We cannot know the true nature of all that is happening as an evacuation has been in effect since Sat. I was there on Friday and had 5 huge Pine trees that were killed by the pine beetle cut and craned off my property so I hope that helps. But I have a shake roof which isn't too good to have in these situations and I am surrounded by other trees that were healthy at the time.This is my second home so this is not the end of the world for me if it goes like many who live there year round. Pray for the end of this disaster and the safety of the firemen. Love, Steve Ditch
Steven Ditch <steveditch@prodigy.net>
USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 13:50:35 (EST)
Pat asked me to put this picture on here:


O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 07:17:57 (EST)


Happy Birthday Shirley. I have at a Confrence the last free days. Just got back and getting ready to go to Little Eugene's game in Erath. Martha and Jewel & Jenna are coming with me. Talk to you'll later. Pat
Pat
USA - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 17:28:54 (EDT)
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. IT REALLY MEANT A LOT TO ME. THIS WEEKEND IS PRETTY EXCITING. IT IS HOMECOMING AT MCNEESE STATE AND IT WILL BE ME AND KALEB'S FIRST GAME, IF WEATHER ALLOWS. WELL KALEB IS DOING GOOD AND THAT IS ABOUT IT.
ERIN <GOOKGUH@HOTMAIL.COM>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 14:02:52 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY___SHIRLEY__May you have many many more.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 15:50:08 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to Mom (Shriley). Hope you'll have a wonderful b-day. We love you very much. Happy b-day to Erin. You guys have a beautiful family.
David, Lucia, Jonathan, Christopher and ????
Laurel, MD USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 15:46:43 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY____________ERIN. May your day be a happy one and your life a LONG one.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 07:41:32 (EDT)
whats good hala at cho gurl yup!
ms wolf_cat
Compton, ca USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 18:15:09 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Oct. 22 2003 Erin! I don't know if I will be on on the 22th. Going to a Confrence Wed., Thur., & Fri.
MeMe Pat
USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 22:14:34 (EDT)
Another test of photo insert:
Erin, Kaleb & Jacob

O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 15:32:45 (EDT)
Great news ERIN. Happy to hear that Jake is doing better, and KALEB is growing. Tell Jake that we need to see him play in POST SEASON GAMES. Keep exersizing foot. Love you guys.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 11:31:02 (EDT)
HEY ALL...JACOB WENT TO HIS DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT TODAY AND THERE IS GREAT NEWS. HE NO LONGER HAS TO USE HIS CRUTCHES AT ALL. THE SCREW IS DOING ITS JOB AND HIS FOOT HAS HEALED NICELY. SO ALL IS LOOKING GOOD. KALEB IS DOING GREAT. GETTING BIGGER EVERY DAY.
ERIN MELENDY <GOOKGUH@HOTMAIL.COM>
LAKE CHARLES , LA USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 16:13:39 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Phew! Just finished up sewing the last of 24 Halloween shirts (scrub tops) for Melanie's co-workers at the doctors' office and Northshore Hospital. I've set up my sewing machine by one of my big picture windows in the front of our house, where I can enjoy the beautiful scenery, watch the grandchildren playing outside, and keep an eye on Charles working out in the yard. Didn't make a ton of money on them, but made enough to invest in a surge machine that should cut down the time it takes to make each one - I've already gotten orders for "Fall", "Christmas", "Mardi Gras", and "Easter" shirts! Melanie is my business manager, sales rep, and delivery/collection agent. We've finally finished building our shed, so our porch is just about cleaned and ready to entertain. Charles, Michael and I will be taking a trip to Tennessee soon - to the Gatlinburg, Dollywood area. The weather should be beautiful with the highs in the 60's, and the leaves should be turning already. I'll be back sewing as soon as we return. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Monday, October 13, 2003 at 22:22:50 (EDT)
HELLO ALL!!! THIS IS ERIN, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW ME, I AM JACOB'S FIANCE. I JUST WANTED TO GIVE EVERYONE AN UPDATE ON JACOB AND BABY KALEB. JACOB'S FOOT IS GETTING BETTER DAY BY DAY. HE WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHECK UP IN 3 WEEKS TO SEE THE PROGRESS. HE IS WORKING OUT EVERYDAY AT MCNEESE TRYING TO GET HIS UPPER BODY IN SHAPE SINCE HE CAN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE. KALEB IS DOING GREAT!! HE IS 3 WEEKS OLD TODAY AND GETTING BIGGER EACH AND EVERYDAY. HE IS EXTREMELY ALERT AND ACTIVE. HE IS A TRUE BLESSING!!!
ERIN <GOOKGUH@HOTMAIL.COM>
LAKE CHARLES, LA USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 14:09:03 (EDT)
See Patricia's picture with her new great grandchild in the Family Photo Album.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 07:32:10 (EDT)
______________VOTE__________
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 09:18:00 (EDT)
PATRICIA_______ Just to let all know that Aunt TEE real name was "NAOMI BOURG". Last night while saying my nightly Prayers, The word "NOAMI" just came into my vision. Now my guestion has been answered. My memory is still strong> HE! Love.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 06:54:27 (EDT)
Aunt Tee was a Bourg. Big MaMa' sister I think. She died at the Bourgs house across the tracks. I remember going to see her when she was dying at the Bourg house. Pat
Pat
USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 20:37:12 (EDT)
OK.Now here's one for the family. Who amoung us remembers "AUNT T" or "TEE"???I remember her very well,she was short and fat,and very nice lady. She was the midwife, with the help of BigMoma, that brought all us, except O.P. into the world. I keep thinking she might be BIG MOMA'S Sister???Does anyone know?
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 11:04:35 (EDT)
Happy belated birthday OP & Perry, may you have many more. You two have made a difference in our family and in the world. Keep making use of the special gift God has given you. Love Pat
Pat
USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 10:08:48 (EDT)
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS ---For My Little Brother "OLIVER PERRY DITCH SR." 66yrs and going strong. You also have come a LONG WAY. We love you for keeping this web-site open for Mom's family. THANKS.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 07:22:54 (EDT)
HAPPY ANNAVERSARY to Steve and Karen Dominick. 18yrs. Yes I remember it very well. Aunt Jeannette and I took Mom (LILMOMA) to Virginia For your wedding. WE were welcomed by "HURRICANE GLORIA". But The Show went on. Hope you reach 50yrs. Have a nice day. LOVE YOU.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, LA USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 07:50:51 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY___Oliver Perry Ditch Jr.AKA "PERRY DITCH". You came a long way baby. From the outstreched arms of "LBJ" in Hawaii, to the shores of "White Lake" in Stella NC. You have a beautifull family. Life will be good to you for a long time. Have a nice day today. LOVE .
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayette, La USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 07:42:37 (EDT)
Testing
O. P.
USA - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 17:00:52 (EDT)
Well we made it though the storm. We lost power on Thursday evening and it did not come back until Sunday. Maryland has tight restrictions on how far back the electric company can trim trees. I have been saying for years that they need to change that. Residents get so upset about them trimming the trees, then when they fall on the power lines they yell about that. As I was driving to my parents in Va, I noticed the trees were trimmed further back and behold more homes had power. We had to throw away a bunch of food. Things could have been much worse. We drove along the shoreline and saw some damage to some fishing piers.
David & Lucia Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 20:15:44 (EDT)
Just call me Grammy! I'm too young to be a Grandma! Kaleb has arrived weighing in at 8lbs.5oz. and 20 inches long! He came 2 weeks early and may have weighed over 10 pounds had he arrived on time! Anyway, Erin and Kaleb are doing great, I didn't deliver the baby, but I think Erin would tell you that it wasn't too bad:-) Jacob had the privilege of changing the first "poopy" diaper and yes he did get some of it on him :) Jared and Jordan have decided to have Kaleb call them Uncle J. and Uncle Jo, Jenna wants to be called Taunte Lucille (because Martha and I call her that since she has quite a few of Aunt Cile's characteristics. Jewel on the other hand says she just wants to be called Jewel because she is not grown up enough to be called Aunt Anything. Kaleb is a beautiful little baby who seems to like to sleep alot, for now anyway! I can't wait for them to come visit. I told Martha that when they come I want to have all of the housework and cooking done for the weekend so I can just sit and rock him. I hope Jacob and Erin don't mind me spoiling Kaleb just a little bit anyway! Jacob's foot surgery went very well. The doctors said they had to put only one pin in his foot instead of three. He might make the last game or so if McNeese makes it deep into the playoffs in December. There are several McNeese games that are televised on FOX Southwest so watch for them. He might not get to play anymore this year, so I will let everybody know the TV schedule for next year when the 2004 football season rolls around. Well, please keep my family in ya'll prayers. I love you all! Becky
Becky
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 02:58:17 (EDT)
Oh how precious!!!!!!!!! Jacob and Kaleb. Little babies are soooo special. A gift from God. And someone for Grammy, MeMe, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins to spoil. He looks so healthy. Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Aunt Shirley
USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 18:25:49 (EDT)
Ok, here is the latest report from the Ditch Family in the Northeast: Perry in NC seems to be fine, no damage to house or boat dock. His power is back up. Michelle & Jacob went to Raleigh and Perry rode the storm out in his house. Luckily the eye passed to the east of him. David is ok as of last evening in Laurel, MD. They might be sleeping in this morning. Karen seems to be the worse off of all in Fredricksburg, VA. She lives in the "woods" and has a lot of trees down in her rural neighborhood. Power will be out for quite some time. No damage to the house or garage. They were surveying the neighborhood this morning, seeing if anyone needed assistance. We are fine, no damage to the condo, and we slept through the wind and rain last night. Power was only out for maybe an hour. So, we were pretty lucky/blessed.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 09:21:23 (EDT)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Jake and Erin. "Kaleb Lee Paul Guidry" will be a gift for you. Gammy, is so excited, I thought i'd tell the WORLD about it. Love you guys.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, La USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 06:56:59 (EDT)
Hello Family: FYI All family on east coast has weathered the storm. (ISABEL)
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, La USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 06:48:50 (EDT)
How's our family doing up in the northeast with Isabel? Hope everyone's okay. Let us know. Love to all.
Cynthia
- Friday, September 19, 2003 at 00:13:54 (EDT)
Well "HAPPY BRTHDAY" Martha Louise Hebert. I see where you will be "47" tomorrow. Sept. 16th. That is if the date is true. Hope you have MANY MORE. We all love you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 15:18:38 (EDT)
Hey everyone, Thanks so much for the nice comments and all of your support...obviously I have been pretty busy (thank God) and I will be posting some stuff here soon concerning that church restoration...I love you all... wayne...(the locally famous :)
wayne <wditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, la USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 14:32:31 (EDT)
Hello everyone! Yes I am still alive and growing a year older tomorrow. MarieLouise asked me yesterday how old I was going to be and I couldn't tell her. Age is so very unimportant until you reach 18, 21, 50 or 65. We all know I am no longer 18 or 21 and not yet 50 like my husband will be on September 22. When does senior citizens discounts happen? LOL Happy Birthday to everyone! I am sorry I haven't been writing much lately but I have been pretty busy and will try to do a lettle better. Yes, Daniel is in his Senior year in High School and has been doing great. He missed the first day of school because he was in the hospital with a bacterial virus. He loss 15 pounds and he really gave us all a scare. Daniel is the kicker for the football team and kicked the winning point at the last game. It was sooo exciting. I could hardly watch. The rain was falling hard and the team had not scored until the last two minutes of the game. The score was tied with less than 2 minutes left to play and Daniel had to kick the PAT. Thank God he made it over and through the uprights. The night before he had thrown up for 6 hours and had passed out on the bathroom floor. He stayed home for the morning and decided to go to school. Needless to say he slept through his classes and went on to play that night. There is no back up kicker and he didn't want to let the team down. Way to go Dan! We will be going to Acadiana High on friday. Hope the rain stays away. Monique is scheduled to graduate on December 13 from ULL and is still planning to leave for Mexico in January. She is very busy with school, Chi Alpha and her internship. Danny and I are so blessed to have such great kids. Yes, Danny still has all those pigs and is fixing to have a sale. Thank God! And yes they stink and it's time for them to find a new home. Danny has been working on finishing our upstairs and it's going pretty good. NOt much left to do. It's getting to not be so hot up there so he can work. Well I have to run now, mom is calling me. Love to all! Martha Louise
Martha Louise <momapig@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 11:36:41 (EDT)
Wayne I am so happy to see you getting credit for your talent and work. I have always been proud of you for sticking with your artistic talents. Your work done for St. Martin de Tours is inspiring to all who visit the church. I give thanks to the Lord for your talent, and give thanks to you for useing it to beautify the house of the Lord. Love you .
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 14:59:23 (EDT)
I was writing my check for the Church collection today and it reminded me. Wasn't Sept 14 Clegg's birthday?
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 11:09:04 (EDT)
Wayne, that is a wonderful article about you and your work in the Advertiser this morning. Your proud papa told us about it and OP has a link to it on Lil Moma's front page. This will definitely be on out "to do" lists when we are down there. What a treasure!!!!! I'm am so proud of you and your work. Love,
Aunt Shirley
USA - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 09:03:17 (EDT)
ATTA WAY TO GO "DANIEL" Tee Dan. I hear you have SCOUTS looking at you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, La USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 11:16:03 (EDT)
Thanks, "GRAMMY". Happy to see you get back in MOM's chat room. Not happy to hear about the hard luck with Jacob,but that will heal faster than he thinks. He now has his studies and a new baby to look forward to.He will be happy. As for the rest of your beautiful family, they sure are growing FAST. And thanks for being such a great MOM. Love you guys.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 11:18:08 (EDT)
Hi everybody! My baby boy is hurt:-( Jacob injured his foot (size 15) during fall football camp in August, stayed off of it and returned for the first game during which he caught his first collegiate touchdown pass (Martha and I were screaming so loud he heard us from the field!). The next game was in Kansas where they played the #5 1A team in the nation and he injured his foot again. They thought he had just aggravated the first injury which was just a sprain, but after xrays today they realized he has some sort of weird fracture that will unfortunately require surgery to have a pin placed in it until it heals and then another surgery to remove the pin. He will be out the entire season! That's a hard blow for him so please keep him in your prayers. I told him that life is not always fair, but just remember that there is a master plan and God is the Master. There is a scripture that I have always told Jacob to live by and when I tell him I say the first few words and I let him finish it. I know he will read this so I will say the first few words and I will let him finish it in his next message. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all its righteousness........" As Jacob told ya'll I will soon be a Grandma! Well just call me Grammy! That's my new name. I am looking forward to the birth of my little Kaleb. Fortunately for Erin, Kaleb does not seem to be as big as Jacob was at birth (11 pounds 10 oz.) Please pray for Erin to have a perfect delivery! Jared and Jordan are now in high school at St.Martinville Senior High and they really like it. I think they feel real "grown up"! Even though for years neither one of them wanted to become a teenager. They are starters on the freshman football team....on the O-Line weighing in at 270 and 250 respectively! I feel sorry for the defensive lineman on the other team! Their first game is tomorrow against Cecilia. Jewel has begun kindergarten. She is so very smart and she loves school. She is also doing very well in piano. For her piano recital she played Song of Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symphony. She can now play with 2 hands at one time! Jenna, the mouth, as the boys and Daniel call her, Jenna Lucile as Martha and I call her since she has so many of Aunt Ciles maneurisms, now goes to preschool and is the smartest in her class the teacher says. My children are my world, I love them all so very much and I am so blessed to have 5 wonderful children to love me! Happy Belated Birthday to Jacob (8/14 he was 20 years old!)to Martha's Daniel and Carolyn's Daniel, to Karen, to my favorite Uncle Melvin, Charles,to my #1 sister-in-law Cecilia and to my wonderful sister Martha, September 16th, without her and Moma I don't know if I could make it! I love you all very much. I read this page everytime I get online. I have had my share of trials lately, but I tell you all that there is a God in heaven who loves me and who loves you all too. He has blessed me beyond measure and I am so very grateful. "If God be(not ebonics!) for me, who can be against me?"
Becky <rrgdpg@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 22:43:33 (EDT)
I wished Cecilia happy birthday Sunday, but I want the family to know how proud I am to have a wonderful, loving, kind, thoughful, daugher-law in my family. I love you Ce. You are a great wife, mother, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law. You make my family complete. Pat
Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 09:16:58 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Charles hope you have many more healthy ones, I know it must have been fun having family around. Love you Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 08:54:07 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Charles!!!!!!!!! 62 yrs old. Party Time. Social Security????
Aunt Shirley
USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 09:31:36 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "CHARLES" 62 !!! WOW ! I was just in my prime at that age. HE!. Happy to see you made it through all your problems. "GOD" is with you. Hope your day is a very happy one. Love to all.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 07:42:47 (EDT)
HEY EVERYONE, I HOPE THAT EVERYONE IS DOING FINE AND THAT EVERYONE IS HEALTHY. WE ARE STILL AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF OUR SON KALEB AND IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING CLOSER. WE LOST OUR LAST GAME AND I SPRAINED MY FOOT DURING THE GAME BUT AM EXPECTED TO BE BACK THIS WEEK POSSIBLY AND TWO WEEKS AT THE MOST. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. JAKE
JACOB GUIDRY` <HOSSJG@HOTMAIL.COM>
LAKE CHARLES, LA USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 02:46:43 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Charles! He's 62 today (9/8)! We're having the family over tonight for a barbecue and lemon pie (Charles' favorite) and icecream. I'm so very blessed to be able to share my life with him. I love you, honey!
Cynthia
- Monday, September 08, 2003 at 01:24:54 (EDT)
WOW! Lot's of September birthdays. Happy Birthday to Cecilia!!!!!!!!!! A belated Happy Birthday for Karen (3rd), Melvin (5th). Who's next??????? Our family has 3 this month. OP and Perry at the end of the month. I think Perry, Lynn and Eugene were 3 wks apart in the same year. But I forget the sequence.
Aunt Shirley
USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 11:28:50 (EDT)
This ones is for you "CECILIA ANN RESWEBER" HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope you have a nice day . ENJOY.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 10:17:57 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Uncle Melvin - I love you very much! You're always there to wish everyone else a happy birthday, or to put in a word of praise or encouragement! Thank you for helping our family keep in touch! Love and kisses.
Cynthia
Slidell, LA - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 03:03:18 (EDT)
Happy Birthday brother Melvin hope you had a good day. I am just getting home from Daniels game, we won. He made 3 0f 3 we were all happy. Talk to you tomorrow if I can get out of bed. Something happen to my right knee today can't put pressure on it without great pain.good night Sis Pat
Sis Pat
USA - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 01:20:36 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Uncle Melvin. We love you! Happy Birthday to Daniel.
David, Lucia, Jonathan and Christopher <dditch1@comcast.net>
USA - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 17:41:14 (EDT)
Happy 80th Birthday Melvin !! May you have many many more.
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 09:09:47 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNCLE MELVIN! I NEVER FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY....I GAVE BIRTH TO DANIEL 28 YEARS AGO TODAY, ON YOUR BIRTHDAY! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! LOTS OF LOVE, CAROLYN
carolyn wright <caroditch@hotmail.com>
lafayette, la USA - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 09:03:47 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY____Daniel James. You have a beautifull son "ALEX" Hope you have a nice day.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 08:06:50 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Karen,may you have many more happy & healthy ones Love Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 23:02:11 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "KAREN" DOMINIQUE May you have many more. we LOVE you.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 07:48:33 (EDT)
Well thanks everyone for the happy b-days. I am having a good time in my last year of high school so far. We won our football game 14-0 friday night. Well i had a long day so I am finally gettin to go take a nap before someone makes me go do something like it always happens to turn out. Thanks again and good to hear from everyone. I love you all.
Daniel Lee Hebert Jr. <TeeDan3834@aol.com>
St. Martinville, LA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 15:05:01 (EDT)
Hey Jake, great to hear from you! I just downloaded the McNeese Brochure and grabbed your picture and writeup. I put it on a link on the front page of this web site. Everyone, check it out!
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 08:32:58 (EDT)
Hey everyone, I was just wanting to write and say the everything is going ok and that my fiance` is doing fine and is expected to have the baby any week now. For thos who don't know I am going to be a dad, and I hope that I can be just as good as all of the dads that I have learned from in my life. I am also starting to play football for mcneese state university and I am playing tommorow.I just wanted to say hi and that I am praying for all of yall and will always do so. jake
JACOB GUIDRY <HOSSJG@HOTMAIL.COM>
LAKE CHARLES , LA USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 23:27:09 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Daniel. Sounds like your next year got a great send off. You are the same age as Steven (Karen's) so I guess you are a Senior in HS too. It s going to be a great year. Enjoy it!!!!!!!!
Aunt Shirley
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 12:10:37 (EDT)
Well family we had a birthday party for Daniel Lee. He is now 17 years old. All 9 of his cousins were here and Uncle Blue and Aunt Becky, MeMe, Mama and Daddy.We had hamburgers, Frence fries, His cake was made to look like a hamburger (what a sight) ice cream with choclate syrup. Lots of presents and singing. Happy birthday Daniel.
MeMe Pat
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 00:33:45 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ___Daniel Lee Hebert Jr, "TEE DAN". Hope you have many more.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 10:29:05 (EDT)
HELLO FAMILY??? Looks like everybody STOPPED Communicating???LET HEAR FROM YOU.
Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 12:36:17 (EDT)
I did send this message to some of you, but I don't have everyone's address. For any of you that I missed.................OP will be there tomorrow morning (Aug. 22) for Fox & Friends 1500th show. It is on the Fox News Channel. 6 to 9 am EST. He will be outside with his flag shirt on and carrying a sign. He brought signs for other people too. He! He may get to be seen on CNN tonight if the people are shown behind the Anchor.
Shirley
USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 12:18:24 (EDT)
Did you know that the Mural at the Acadian Memorial now "Talks"? Check out the article in the Advertiser @ http://www.acadiananow.com/news/html/83F187C9-FAE7-4423-83A8-CB531A3E23BB.shtml#
O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 06:47:09 (EDT)
Happy to here you'll are home. Trust in your Doc. and take each day as it comes. The Lord knows what he plans for you'll life. Continue praying, and spend some time in slience, so you can hear Him talking to you. Empty your heart of "self" so that their is room for Him. Love to all. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 23:19:07 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Hooray - we're home again! Charles did fine thru the angiogram. Although it did show some small (and potentially tricky) blockages, they can be treated with medication for now - except for the blockage in the artery from his stomach to his right leg, which is the culprit causing his leg to go dead, from time to time. He will have to get "gastric" testing done to solve the current pains in his chest area. But for now we're happily home. Since I'll soon be working close to home, I'll be able to keep an eye on him to curtail his work out in the heat, etc. Thanks for all the prayers - love to all.
Cynthia
- Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 22:16:53 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Well, here we go again - Charles will be going into the hospital on Tuesday for another angiogram. He's been having chest pains for the last week or so, and the doctor tried changing some of his medicines in case it might be stomach or indigestion problems. No such luck! We have a feeling they might have to do bypass surgery this time. Bo is just getting over a real bad case of poison ivy that he caught from helping us cut and pull down some of the vines growing up into our trees. And finally, Charles' niece Julie (the one that bought our old house) is going into the hospital on Wednesday to have what we hope is minor surgery. If we had money to invest, we'd have to invest in the local hospitals! Last week I told my boss that I'd be "semi-retiring" again, but that I'd be able to stay with him for the rest of the month - so much for good intentions! I hope to be able to start as the "parttime nanny" for a doctor here in Slidell in September, and I'll also be doing some medical transcription work at home for one of the hospitals. Keep us in your prayers. Love to all.
Cynthia
Slidell, - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 22:14:49 (EDT)
David , That should be Dec. 25th.
Uncle Melvin
USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 14:22:37 (EDT)
Lucia and David. I had already sugested to yourmom david that the boy be named Nicholas. After St. Nick. if born on Dec. 26th.
Uncle Melvin <melditch@bellsouth.net>
Lafayete, La USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 14:19:23 (EDT)
Well, we just found out that we will be having our 3rd Boy! He is due on December 25th :) We have now a Christopher and a Jonathan Ditch now. Any suggestions for names (not too out there now). David and Lucia
David & Lucia Ditch <dditch1@comcast.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 13:17:43 (EDT)
Dear Grandma: Thinking of you with love on your birthday. You live in each of us - your memory, your advice, your stamina, your patience, your faith, your love, your prayers - they are still there for those wise enough to reach out for them - grab on to them and make them a part of their lives, and their children's lives and their grandchildren's lives. They are the things that make a family "matriarch" - a person that everyone aspires to be like, a person who is respected and admired for all they have done in their lifetime, a person who has left an indelible impression on the lives of all she touched, and who has set common-sense goals for her descendants to aim for in the future. Grandma, this Family Chat Room is really wonderful, although it's not as informative as a visit with you over a cup of coffee at the table! Hope to be reading more messages this year from some of the family we haven't heard from in a while. Grandma, I know they're out there - I just hope they keep in touch just as they would have called you on the phone to let you know what's going on in their lives, since we aren't able to get together in person at your house - this is our family house now. Love.
Cynthia
Slidell, LA - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 21:54:48 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Francis Ditch Hope you have a good day. LOVE Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 12:18:57 (EDT)
Thanks for the news Cynthia, even though it was complecated for you & Charles, I this month will be better. I have been very busy with all my involvements. My job is developing into more than expected, but I like being busy. The Memorial has always got something going on . I am going on a short trip in Sept, with some of my friends. One is my best friend from High School Yvone Safford Ebel she now lives in New Iberia. Going to Atlantic City & Philly & area for a week. Good hearing from you . I will be having lunch with Mel tomorrow to celebrate Mom's Birthday, also Francis's. Roland's would have been Aug. 4. Talk again later. Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 10:22:17 (EDT)
Hi, Family: What a month! After Charles' operation on the 15th, his sister-in-law, Ida, went in for ulcerative colitis, his brother, Johnny, went in for an angiogram, then his sister, Eleanor, went in for an angiogram (1 stent put in), then his sister, Catherine, went in for back surgery. Everyone is doing pretty well so far, although Charles is having some chest pains this week (we hope that it turns out to be heartburn). The diet is going well, although Charles has to cut back on the fats that are allowed on this diet. He's lost 55 lbs. and I've lost 27 - and Melanie's lost 12 lbs. We kept Stacey's two boys, Ian (6) and Michael (1)for a week and then Charles and John Paul drove them back to Jacksonville in the van. Of course, halfway there the radiator started overheating so the trip was not only hot but extra long! Stacey and Dennis luckliy were able to put in a new radiator for us the next day. Chelsea finally got the cast off her arm from her chipped elbow and she's so happy to be able to swim at last. Bo had a sleep-over last night at our house. He and his 3 friends put up a tent on the screened porch, and played and ate and talked until 2:30 a.m. We had gotten up that morning at 5:00 for Catherine's surgery, so I was exhausted, but I was concerned that the nine-year-old would get scared in the middle of the night, so I stayed up (putting together one of my jigsaw puzzles) until 5:30 a.m. when Charles got up. Then I had a cup of coffee with him, said "good night", and slept until 11:30 a.m. Time for me to get some more beauty sleep! Love to all.
Cynthia
Slidell, LA - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 02:51:41 (EDT)
Mama would get a kick reading the notes from around the world on her Home Page. Thanks O.P. Hello family I miss hearing from you'll. Busy summer time I guess.
Aunt Pat
USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 09:49:56 (EDT)
Howdy to everyone. Uncle Melvin it was so good to see you again. Your looking great. Martha and Becky I wish we could have hooked up at Disney. Becky I left a message on your phone... Don't know if you got it. We were staying right by Sea World and watched fireworks from there. We were so busy with Basketball that we only got to go to Blizzard Beach (water park). What attractions did ya'll see? Hello to everyone and keep in touch. Love Karen
Karen <karend93@adelphia.net>
Fredericksburg, va USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:27:01 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Dr. Lucia Ditch, hope you are enjoying your birthday.
Shirley & O. P. Ditch <op@opditch.com>
USA - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 10:47:38 (EDT)
Had a great lunch on 4th with O.P. & Shirley Perry, Michell, Jacob and extended family. Look at pictures on O.P.'s home page. I gave a tour to 13 of the LeBlanc clan on 5th. Gerald & Pat brought Mel I gave them the nine yards of the Acadian Memorial. Had a good. Love to all Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat
USA - Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 17:41:07 (EDT)
Happy 4th July to all my family (and extended family) I am so proud to be an American. I pray for the people who have and are defending the rights we stand for. I am also proud to be an Acadian/Cajun American. Love to all
Aunt Pat
USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 09:28:00 (EDT)
Hi, Family: Silly me! I went into work in New Orleans at 9:30 yesterday! My boss let everyone go home at 11:30! What a horrible ride home I had - not too much traffic, but the wind and rain were terrible - and I could only go 40 mph. Got home and helped Charles pick up outside, and then the electricity went out. We cooked hamburgers on our gas stove and had dinner on our porch and watched the wind and rain. We played knock rummy by candlelight and then after watching the weather reports on our tiny battery tv we went to bed. At about 3:00 a.m. we got the electricity back - but only for half an hour and then it went out again and didn't come on until 2:00 this afternoon. We did not have any trees down and didn't get any water near the house! Bo helped Charles pick up the small downed branches all over the property, and we've discovered that we need to shore up some areas of the levee around sections of our land in case the next storm is stronger. I told Charles that we'll have to invest in a battery-operated fan to add to our storm preparedness package!!!! Love to all.
Cynthia
Slidell, - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 01:09:57 (EDT)
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