Jessica Rousseau Baye

Current Hometown: Labadieville

Baye lived in Grand Bayou her whole life until she got married at 23.
Playing with the other kids in the summer, whether we were playing baseball in the front yard or swimming in the bayou.
Learning how to swim in the bayou. Once we learned how to swim, if we were brave enough, we would swim the pocket back and forth before the bayou started. Who knew in those days that that small act would be so important to me.

I miss that I can never go home.

From Grand Bayou, faith carried over. Everyone still has strong faith and tries to send their children to Catholic school as long as we could. The community taught us how to be compassionate.

[Grand Bayou] taught us how to be compassionate.