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Bubba Becomes a Catholic (Cajun Humor)

Years ago there was an Ozark Mountains Arkansas hillbilly, named Bubba Lewis, who moved to the small remote village of Butte LaRose, Louisiana, where the general population there is predominantly Catholic. He moved there during the Catholic Holy Days of Lent. Parishioners are not allowed to eat meat on Friday during this time.

Every Friday evening after work, Bubba, who was a Baptist, would barbeque a venison steak on his outdoor grill. This didn't set too well with his neighbor Boudreaux, who was tempted from the wonderful aroma of Bubba's barbeque.  After a couple weeks of this, it caused such a problem with Boudreaux and his neighbors that they decided to talk to the priest about Bubba's blatant disregard for their religious tradition.

The Priest came to visit Bubba and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass.....and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic."

Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison again filled the neighborhood. The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors and as he rushed into Bubba's yard clutching a rosary preparing to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: "You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish.

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