Angela Rousseau Diez
Favorite Memory: Eating Thistles
Angela Rousseau DiezFavorite Memory: Eating Thistles

Angela Rousseau Diez

Current Hometown: kenner

While not from Grand Bayou, Diez grew up going to visit her grandmother and extended family every other weekend.

One of my favorite things to do was going with my grandmother to check on the turtle eggs I collected and hoped to sell.

On the trips to Grand Bayou, I remember driving down the middle of two bayous at dusk. As a child, I used to imagine all the crazy creatures that could come out of the bayou.

It’s the loss of my family living in one place. It’s the loss of all the childhood memories and going down to Grand Bayou and sleeping at my grandmother’s four-room house.

The simple things are what stick with me the most. My siblings and I still enjoy crepes like my grandmother used to make. There was only one way to eat crepes, by first putting one at the bottom of the plate with butter on top, then another one on top of that and more butter. Then sprinkle sugar, roll it up into a log and then top with cane syrup.

It’s the loss of all the childhood memories and going down to Grand Bayou and sleeping in my grandmother’s four-room house.