Anyone who didn’t know any better  would assume the scene from this photo unfolded in some place like St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

But not so.


This scene comes from Easter in Kansas a week ago—-a first for me, and also a memorable affair.

Much of the weekend activity was typical, like going to church and sharing a colossal Easter Sunday luncheon spread with family and friends.  But having a traditional outdoor crawfish boil the day before Easter?  That was unique!  And also delectible, thanks to my Kansas-reared son-in-law, who’s likely the most accomplished Cajun boil chef ever produced on the Great Plains.

The 30 pounds of crawfish were shipped from Louisiana in a live shipping box.  The weather was unseasonably warm for Kansas-in-mid-April but perfect by spring patio-dwelling standards for down home.

On passait vraiment un agrément!