Author Archives: Kathryn

About Kathryn

I am a table games dealer at a Native American gambling casino in SouthWestCentral Louisiana. (I have been doing this since 1999; before that, I was an Accountant for some fifteen years, twelve of those years with one company, with a degree in Accounting from LSU (Class of 1980), and then a Lady of Leisure for three years.) My schedule at the casino is from Fridays through Tuesdays from 3:00 am to 11:00 am, Central Time. I am married (since 1984; my husband also works with me at the casino, same shift, same days off), and have two kids (one of each, with our son in the Navy (stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and married in December 2010) and a daughter working in Opelousas (living with her boyfriend outside of our town) and five cats. I am also a reasonably devout Roman Catholic, with a great devotion to the Saints, and I try to be sincere about my religion. My weblog is of interest to a very limited set of people, but I do value all of my Six or Seven Loyal Readers. If you wish to contact me, please send me an E-mail at kathrynlafleur023@gmail.com, and I may or may not respond to you.

Daily Update: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Ignatius of Antioch

Today is the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr (died 107). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hedwig and Margaret Mary Alacoque

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Hedwig, Religious (died 1243) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (died 1690).  Continue reading

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The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler (Ebook)

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

As is my normal procedure, I have finished reading this novel (via Kindle) a day ahead of our Third Tuesday Book Club meeting tomorrow (October 17th, 2017) to discuss the book. This is a novel full of secrets and family issues, with carnivals, Tarot cards, and horseshoe crabs thrown in for good measure, and I very much enjoyed reading it. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, October 15th, 2017

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Teresa of Avila and 10-15 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today is the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Teresa of Ávila, Virgin and Doctor (died 1582). Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Callistus I and Election Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr (died c. 222). And today is the Open Primary Election in Louisiana. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Friday the 13th and 10-13 - United States Navy Birthday

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Friday the Thirteenth, our first one since January 2017. We also note that today is Navy Birthday, the commemoration of the date in 1775 when the United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy, the precursor to today’s United States Navy (of which my son is a part). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, October 12th, 2017

10-12 - Columbus Day (Traditional)

No Saints today. Today is Columbus Day, the anniversary of the date when Admiral Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas (the Bahamas, to be specific) on October 12th, 1492 according to the old Julian calendar and on October 21th, 1492 according to the modern Gregorian Calendar. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

John XXIII

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope (died 1963).  Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

10-10 - World Mental health Day and 10-10 - World Day Against the Death Panalty

We have no Saints to honor for a few days, but today is World Mental Health Day and the World Day Against the Death Penalty. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, October 9th, 2017

Denis, John Leonardi, John Henry Newman, Pius XII and Draconid Meteor Shower and 10-09 - Lief Erikson Day and other days

Today is the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Optional Memorial of Saint Denis, Bishop and Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs (died about 258), the Optional Memorial of Saint John Leonardi, Priest (died 1609), the Optional Memorial of Blessed John Henry Newman, Priest (died 1890), and the Remembrance of Venerable Pius XII, Pope (died 1958). The Draconid Meteor Shower ends today, and today is Leif Erikson Day. And since today is the second Monday in October, today is Columbus Day (Observed), Indigenous Peoples Day, and Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, October 8th, 2017

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Draconid Meteor Shower and 10-08 - Peshtigo Fire

Today is the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. With no Saints to honor, we note that the Draconid Meteor Shower begins today, and that this date is the anniversary of the Peshtigo Fire in 1871, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, very near the border of Upper Michigan. Today is also the anniversary of the death of Richard’s older sister Catherine, known in the family as Pookie (2006). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

First Saturday - Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of the Rosary and Early Voting

Today is the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. And today is the last day of Early Voting in Louisiana for the Open Primary Election on October 14th. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, October 6th, 2017

First Friday and Bruno and Marie Rose Durocher and Terence Cooke and 10-06 - German American Day and Early Voting

Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Bruno, Priest (died 1101), the Optional Memorial of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin (died 1849), and the Remembrance of Servant of God Terence Cooke, Bishop (died 1983). And today is German-American Day. Early Voting continues in Louisiana for the Open Primary Election on October 14th. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Sukkot 2 and Francis Xavier Seelos and Mary Faustina Kowalska and 10-05 - World Teachers' Day and Early Voting

Since sunset last night it has been the beginning of the Jewish feast of Sukkot, the harvest festival. Today is the Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest (died 1867) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska, Virgin (died 1938). And today is World Teachers’ Day. Early Voting continues in Louisiana for the Open Primary Election on October 14th. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Francis of Assisi (Francis in Meditation by Zurbaran) and Baptism and 10-04 - World Animal Day and Early Voting and Sukkot

Today is the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, Religious (died 1226) and the anniversary of my granddaughter’s baptism (2015). And today is World Animal Day, Early Voting continues in Louisiana for the Open Primary Election on October 14th, and today is the birthday of our friend and co-worker Sue (1948). At sunset today begins the Jewish feast of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles. Continue reading

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Home!

Home!

Richard and I are back home again in SouthWestCentral Louisiana, after having taken a week’s trip to go see my granddaughter in South Carolina (and my son and daughter in law, as well). I will post a Daily Update later today.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Theodore Guerin and 10-03 - Hurricane Lili and Early Voting

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Théodore Guérin, Virgin (died 1856). On this date in 2002 Hurricane Lili made landfall in Southwestcentral Louisiana, and went right through my town (though I was not there at the time). Early Voting continues in Louisiana for the Open Primary Election on October 14th.  Continue reading

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