What does Cajun mean?? It depends who you believe. Cajuns – A person of French Canadian descent born or living along the bayous, marshes and prairies of Shouthern, Louisana. (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
My family are descendeds of French speaking immigrants from Acadia Canada area. So the name Acadians was placed on the people around 1877. Yes we were thrown out of home land so others could take over and make their Fortune in gold and money . The families that made it down here to Louisiana and set up their Families and loved our swampland, bayous and marsh.
In in order to have our last names spelled the same Judge Paul Briant of St. Martin parish put the X on the end of our last names. It has been rumored it was also done to track the Cajuns. (Acadian.org)
My maiden name is Robicheaux.
Cajuns have a strong love of family, friends, food and culture. To me Sha having people over for a good meal be it boiled crawfish, crabs, or gumbo it’s a good time.Yes do love to dance in the streets.
No I am not 100% Cajun, so the family trees tell me. Daddy’s side is Native American,Italian,and Cajun.
Mothers side Cajun, Spanish and a touch of English. So as you can see I am 100% American but my all time favorite is CAJUN…
Yes I grew up with Madi Gras bein an import Holiday. Here is a story about the colors :
GREEN – stands for Faith
PURPLE – stands for Justice
GOLD – stands for Power
“Madi Colors comes from a Russian Grand Duke Alexi Aexandrovich Romanov. He was living in Louisiana for Madi Gras in 1872 when he suggested the colors. That year Rex decreed that the three colors officially belong to Madi Grss.” This fact about Madi Gras can be found on the web site of Cajun Radio (1470 am & 1290 am) Lake Charles /Jennings, Loyisiana.My mother would help design Madi Gras floats and Ball Growns. Her designs where so colorful and beautiful. A ball gown would be designed around the theme of the ball. It would take days to put all the sequins on the dress. So much family fun. Did I mention I have 3 younger sisters? We would spend hours together gluing sequins on the ball grown with a 3 feet train.
We where so proud to help mother and her lady friends. The adults made the floats. What joy it was to ride high on a float and throw beads at people.
Sha, it is the only day you can throw things at people and it is legal.
It is getting close to Madi Gras time. As you can see my gators are getting ready. The little frog he just got I. the way and figured it is better to pretend you enjoying you self than wind up on the wrong side of a gator.
May your Gumbo pot be full !! laisser les Bon temps Rouler Sha…..
Glad you got out of the snow. Here we get snow in south Louisiana one every 13 to 20 years…..
Hi friends! I am officially back and Mother Nature has welcomed us with a couple of feet of snow. So. Much. Snow. Well, it is pretty and luckily many business closed today so people could stay safe at home, they even pulled plow trucks off the roads for a few hours because it was too snowy to plow safely! When I joked from the Bahamas (on Instagram) that I hoped Maine would save me some snow when I got back I dd not expect 2+ feet of it! I hope everyone in the path of the blizzard is safe and sound, check on your neighbors and reach out for help if you need it. The kids and I did some shoveling this afternoon so hubby could get in the driveway after work and thank goodness for those kids, there is no way I could have done it alone. You don’t…
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