One well coming off confidential list Wednesday:
- 32559, 1,416, Whiting, Flatland 43-9HU, Banks, 4 sections, 35 stages, 9.6 million lbs, t10/16; cum 97K 2/17; (25802, see this link)
Notes For The Granddaughters
This is really, really cool. When we lived in San Antonio, one of our favorite restaurants was the Acadiana Cafe. I was always curious about the name but not curious enough to see if I could find the origin of the name. It turns out to be very, very straightforward, and I'm about the only one, I'm sure, who did not know the etymology.
Tonight I'm re-reading Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth ... and Beyond, by Lawrence M. Krauss, c. 2001. From page 217:
I grew up in Upper Canada, as those from the eastern provinces like to call it ... I have since learned to appreciate the depth of humanity that seems to overcome the poverty and loneliness that can go along with a sea-based economy.
Natives of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, like their Scottish and Irish ancestors, are professional storytellers. The true masters among them come from the northeastern corner of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, which is separated by a very narrow strait from the rest of the province.
Here Celtic roots combine with traces left from the Acadians, the French populace who were forced out of this area by the British over 200 years ago. Some of the expelled Acadians later settled in Louisiana, where the word Acadian evolved into the term cajun.