A Cajun by the name of Boodro, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years his fame grew and people from all over the country were coming to the town of New Iberia to get him to paint their likenesses. One day a beautiful young Texas woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude. This being the first time anyone had made such a request to Boodro, he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, she was willing topay up to $10,000. Not wanting to get into any martial strife, Boodro asked her to wait while went into the house to confer with his wife, Marie Boodro. After a few minutes he returned, and told her matter of factly, that it would be his pleasure to paint her in the nude. "Mais, ma' wife says eets okay to paint in da noode but Ah have to at least leave ma' socks on so Ah have a place to wipe ma' brushes."