The Thibodeaux sculpture so far (August 2015)

It occurs to me that I’ve been so busy with a project that fell in my lap exactly a year ago that I haven’t written much to indicate that my blog is still alive and well.  It turned into a project so big that it froze all my other projects in their tracks.  To catch […]

Thibodeaux/Azor Succession #2859, 1890s Breaux Bridge, La.

. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – Several weeks ago, I received a comment on one of my Breaux Bridge blog pages, Breaux Bridge: a 19th cent. Cajun sugar cane farm, from someone in Texas who said she was researching a branch of her family in Breaux Bridge, and had a document in which the gr-gr-grandfather […]

Breaux Bridge (pg.5 of 5): Chênes Brûlée, a found-art piece

found art sculpture for the story “Breaux Bridge series” (pg.5 of 5): the search for my Cajun grandmother’s ancestral homestead, an 1800s sugarcane farm on Bayou Teche

Breaux Bridge (pg.4 of 5): Changes come to 20th century Cajun ways

. . . the church auctioned off the house for a dollar to anyone who would move it off the property, and they did; floated it down the bayou to the other side . . . what I pulled out from under leaf litter a foot thick, amidst a scattering of massive iron hooks, levers and free weights, was the arm of a 1910 farm scale, its wooden cabinet long rotted to dust, abandoned since my great great uncle died in 1942.

Breaux Bridge (pg.3 of 5): Remnants of a 19th century Cajun homestead on Bayou Teche

Breaux Bridge (pg.3 of 5): Discovering my grandmother’s Cajun ancestors and their 19th cent. sugarcane farm on Bayou Teche

Breaux Bridge (pg.2 of 5): My grandmother’s Cajun ancestors

Breaux Bridge series (pg.2 of 5): Discovering my grandmother’s Cajun ancestors and their 19th cent. sugarcane farm on Bayou Teche

Breaux Bridge (pg.1 of 5): A 19th cent. Cajun sugarcane farm

Breaux Bridge (pg.1 of 5): Discovering my grandmother’s Cajun ancestors on a 19th cent. sugarcane farm on Bayou Teche