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Having a Rough Day?

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Should you brush your teeth after Coffee?

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Historical Hometown Christmas a Caesar Story

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Christmas from my hometown, the community of Caesar by Historian Fred Lee.
Christmas at Caesar, Circa 1941Japan had just bombed Pearl Harbor and the folks around Caesar were concerned as was the rest of the nation. Some of the young men of the community had volunteered for the military and had already gone to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina for basic training. The world was changing. Folks at Caesar didn't know much about what was going on in the rest of the world. No one had a radio to listen to the news, that is, except my uncle Chalmers who had a radio that was powered by two big cylindrical batteries. This radio was the only contact we had with the outside world, television not having come to our community at that time. Up until Pearl Harbor his radio was used exclusively for listening to the Grand Ole Opry on clear-channel WSM out of Nashville, TN. The population of Caesar would religiously gather around uncle Chalmer's porch on Saturday night and watch him string the wire-ante…

Why Who Dat?

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As a long time New Orleans Saints fan, I don't recall decades ago chanting anything. Maybe it was because we didn't have a whole lot of success to chant about? Whatever the case, I still cheered the Black & Gold every week with my family.
Now, as a certified member of the Who Dat Nation, I embrace the chant proudly.
If you are curious about the detailed history of Who Dat? Then check out the Wikipedia page because I wasn't aware of its ministrel beginnings. Yet, just like the meaning of words change, so has the intent of the Who Dat. Its a rally call, a cheer, something that unifies us all, and it does not signify color, race, or hairstyle. It says, I am a New Orleans Saints Fan.
Here is the basic origin story of the New Orleans version of Who Dat. "Its earliest known documented link specifically to the Saints organization was actually a December 9, 1972 New Orleans Times–Picayune newspaper column reference to a player from an opposing team, Carl Garrett of the New …

John Muir's Yosemite

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