Q&A Meet Lois Cantrelle

Name: Lois Cantrelle

Town: Houma

Profession: Artist

What is a talent you have few people know about?

I’m a good improviser.

If you had to spend a year on a deserted island, what one thing would you take along?

My dream interpretation book. I dream almost every night, very vividly. I believe my dreams are trying to tell me something.

You’re a multi-million dollar lotto winner. What are you going to do?

Give 10 percent to wounded warriors, 10 percent to Shriners Children Hospital. Give the rest to my children, family and friends. i don’t need anything. If I ever do, I will just move in with one of them.

Who is your role model? Why?

My mama. She was the best person ever.

If you were a superhero, who would you be and what would your super power be?

I would be a good witch. Wave my magic wand and cure all cancers and sicknesses. I would make everyone happy, except the ones who act ugly; I would put a black Marks-A-Lot sign on their forehead that says “Bad Boy.”

Five people – past, present or future – you’d invited to dinner?

My momma, John Wayne, Mr. Julian Orgeron (He used to cross us over the bayou on a small barge when I was in 1st and 2nd grade), Fats Domino and Abraham Lincoln

TV guilty pleasure?

Everybody Loves Raymond. I want to be a “Marie” if and when I grow up.

Proudest moment?

When my children were born.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?

Be silent and learn.

5 favorite songs of all times?

“New Orleans Lady”, “The Prayer” by Celine Dion, “Blueberry Hill” by “Fats”, “You Are My Lady”, “Rolling on the River”

What’s on your nightstand?

A lamp, a clock, melatonin, sleep cream and a gun. And it’s loaded.

We all have them, guilty pleasures. What’s yours?

Food, food, food.

If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

Wiser when I was raising my teenagers.

How do you friends describe you?


Describe your dream adventure?

Crossing over to the other side but being able to come back.

I wish I could ____ better.

I wish I could drive better. I bust my tires all the time because those stupid curbs won’t move out of my way.

Best movie you’ve ever seen?

Gone With the Wind.

What’s top on your bucket list?

I want to see the fall colors in Vermont and drink maple syrup right off the tree.

Describe your dream job.

There is no such thing as the perfect job.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I just wanted to fly. I thought I could. I put a towel on my shoulder and jumped off the tin shed. That’s when I found out I couldn’t.

What was your best gift ever?

My healthy life.

Lois Cantrelle