Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scott, LA

Entrance to Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Scott, Lafayette Parish, La., Feb. 2009.  Digital photo by Liz Hall Morgan.

In a small town where Cajun French is still spoken, the local Catholic cemetery gate retains a bit of French heritage.  No doubt more people who rest eternally here spoke French than English, including my great-great grandmother Melasie Hollier McBride.  Now how did Mr. McBride become so fluent in French, assuming he was?  Were his mother Julienne Bogard's roots French?  These are the kinds of questions that come to mind when I look at my family tree...

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