Current Hometown: Thibodaux
Gautreaux was born in Grand Bayou, but moved with his parents to Pierre Part when he was 6 years old. His younger brother was the last child born in Grand Bayou.
I just liked to play outside. We had a big tree. We had a tree that got struck by lightning or something and had fallen down in the yard, but the tree didn’t die, the tree stayed alive, it just laid down in the yard and I just played on that tree all day, but it’s gone, though.
I would say probably playing on that tree and living next to my great grandmother. It was pretty nice. I got to know who my great grandmother was and we lived right next door to her. I just remember being in her house and visiting with her. My dad cut the whole property, cut the grass and everything, you know. I was just lucky cause, we didn’t really have other family that lived in Grand Bayou. It was just us and her at the time.
Not living around a bunch of people. I liked the seclusion of it, I guess. You know, it was quiet, there wasn’t a ton of people, you didn’t have to worry about like, I dunno, it was just peaceful. We lived out there with almost nobody else, and it was just really quiet all the time. Yeah, and we lived right on the bayou side so, you know, it was just beautiful out there. You didn’t have all this noise, like city noise and traffic noise all the time. You didn’t have that much light pollution.
We lived right on the bayou side so, you know, it was just beautiful out there. You didn’t have all this noise, like city noise and traffic noise all the time.