Nell Aucoin Naquin
Current Hometown: New Orleans
Naquin lived in Grand Bayou until she graduated from Nicholls and got married.
There was a lady everyone called Aunt Lou, but she wasn’t everybody’s aunt. She would always manage to find stuff for the kids to do. My favorite thing to do in Grand Bayou was to spend time at Aunt Lou’s house with all the other kids.
My favorite memory of Grand Bayou came from fishing. As I was in a small boat only five feet off the bayou fishing for catfish, my mother was picking fresh potatoes, green beans and tomatoes from the garden. After preparing it all, she would come in with caught catfish and she would fry them up. That meal came completely from the bayou, and it was as fresh as it could possibly be. Just being able to catch our fish, grow our food and then sitting down and having one of those meals.
I miss fishing the most and being able to use and explore the bayou every day.
I keep the mindset and the lifestyle of Grand Bayou. There is something to be said about the simple, slow moving country type of life.
I keep the mindset and the lifestyle of Grand Bayou. There is something to be said about the simple, slow-moving country type of life.