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Whosenever

  I was watching the Neville Brothers on youtube yesterday and realized that I had lost and forgotten a useful and beloved word from my childhood vocabulary, “whosenever”. Whosenever conveyed more than “whoever” or “whomever” to us.  It was an expression … Continue reading

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Le Vrai Gumbo

Back in the day in Haute Volta (now Burkina Faso) in the early 80s, we met a couple, Pim Zwaan from Holland and Clara from French speaking Cameroons.  Even though we moved on, we kept in touch, visiting them in … Continue reading

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File Gumbo Light

In our family, gumbo was chicken, shrimp, sausage, crab bodies and file, period.  No okra. Light on the rice.   There was really no big brouhaha about the roux.   You made a gravy base; no big deal, gravy was … Continue reading

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