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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Eleven)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Trinity Mary Grace Caillier writes in her journal; she is looking forward to a long weekend. (Monday is a holiday.)

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, Lake Charles, LA, 6 AM~

Dear Journal~

Bonjour!  Comment ca-vas?  J'suis tres bien, et j'suis tres hereux!

Why am I so happy?  Well, for starters, I got my latest report card.  Scored all A's, in all of my classes!  Secondly, I can look forward to a long weekend:  Monday is a holiday.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  He was a civil rights leader, a very good one before he was assisinated.

He was also black.  A lot of people say that shouldn't matter (and it shouldn't), but he believed in equality for people, black AND white, and some people did not like that, especially in the southland.

Some people still don't.  It's sad that prejudice still lives on even today.

It's like the new president, Barack Obama.  Some people are flappin' their jaws, saying he has no business being president because he's black; I say that's beyond rediculous.  He got the most votes in the election, so let him be president; he may end up doing a good job!

I sometimes face prejudice at school, even though I'm as white as milk.  It's just I'm a Cajun, and sometimes people who aren't Cajun have a problem with that.  They call me a Coon-Ass, and to me, those are fightin' words, pardner!  You want to make me mad, try callin' me that to my face; I'll beat y'all to a bloody pulp!!

Or they call me Frenchie, which is just as bad!  I happen to be proud of my Cajun French heritage; Cajuns have made wonderful contributions to society (food, music, literature); society is made better because OF the Cajuns!!

Well, the snow of December 11-12 has since gone by the wayside.  We're back to the plain, boring Louisiana landscape, the rains.  We have had some rounds of severe weather, but not too much in the way of tornadoes, thank goodness.  I don't do tornadoes; they frighten the wee out of me!!

I hear those sirens go off, and I'm like, "Mama, bar the door!!" and then pray twenty Hail Marys, just to keep us safe!!

Did y'all have a nice Christmas?  I did; I got some new music, some new clothes, new shoes, underwear, socks, some readin' material, some paper/pens/crayons/markers, coloring books (I love to color, even though I'm fourteen; it relaxes me!), some money, and a new bookbag for school.

My sisters and brothers made out like bandits, too.  They are still enjoying their new toys and stuff.  They're also drivin' me crazy with all the noise!!

If y'all ask me, Christmas done went by too fast!  I hate that.  You have this big build up to Christmas several months ahead of time, then it's on you, and then, when you least expect it, it's OVER.  And all you're left with is an empty feelin' inside.  It's really a drag!

Now we're lookin' at Martin Luther King Day and President's Day, then next month is Valentine's Day, which I think is one of the stupidest holidays on earth.  It's great if  y'all are in love; if y'all don't have someone or aren't in love, then it's downright depressing!  I HATE Valentine's Day; I see no practical use for it!!

Well, I do have school today, so I have to get ready.  Also have to eat my breakfast.  I will write in here again soon; until later, this is Trinity signing off!  Au revoir, et laissez les bon temps rouler!!  AAIIEE!!

~Love, your friend, Trinity M.G. Caillier.  :)

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 1/15/2009
The little girl is well aware of racial prejudices being a victim herself. But has an open mind, which is good, so many don't. As for Obama, it doesn't make a difference that he's black, but everyone is expecting so much from him. We're looking for some sort of savior for the country, let's hope he can at least pull some of it off.

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/15/2009

C'est magnifique my friend!!


Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/15/2009
The world of youth can be harsh, and you just have to be strong to get through it. Trinity sounds like a happy and strong young lady...
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/15/2009
We should make an effort to educate those people that are so busy looking for physical differences on people!


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/15/2009

Growing up as we did, we heard the effects of prejudice, first hand. Why can't we all just learn to get along? as the question says. TRUTH. Tired of the bickering between colors/nations/factions. No wonder there's war. Sad! I hope Obama will do U.S. good: after the year we had, we need it!! An excellent story, full of hope and good things. Need that, too. Especially a purr from that kitty!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/15/2009
Some day I hope our eyes only see beauty and not differences. Lovely write Karen. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/15/2009
Well Trinity seems to be an intelligent girl and lives a happy life and yes it is a shame that there are still people who are prejudice in our world today. God made us all in the image of Himself, if they look they will see everyone is built with a heart and our blood is the same colour. I also believe they will soon find out that Barack Obama is the best President they have had. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose

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