Grand Bayou Way of Life
Grand Bayou Way of Life

Donna Booty

Current Hometown: plattenville

Booty, whose mother grew up in Grand Bayou, was the first grandchild of the Dupre family that owned the grocery store by the bridge.

I used to love to go to the store. The house was right next to the store. We were always in the store visiting. It was an old community all the people would come in and buy groceries and visit.

Visiting with my Great Aunt Lou. I really enjoyed visiting with her, she would show my pictures and tell stories and I would just stay there all day long. She would just talk and I would listen.

I miss my grandparents house being there. When all that happened, they moved my grandparents house to Paincourtville. When you were in the house, you could almost think you were still there. You know, but when you walked out and realized you weren’t in Grand Bayou. I do miss the house not being there and being able to visit on holidays.

We used to get together for every holiday and my grandpa would make a crawfish stew and that was the tradition for every holiday and we still to this day have that tradition in my parents and my family. With my children and my grandchild, we still do the crawfish stew.

We used to get together for every holiday and my grandpa would make a crawfish stew and that was the tradition for every holiday and we still to this day have that tradition in my parents and my family.