Service // In the Military

Ronald Paul Schexnydre Soldiers Boze Crochet Marine Corps training, early 1950s Clelie Hebert US Army nurse Boze Crochet One of the wild horses Boze caught while doing maneuvers with the Marines on an island near Puerto Rico. Melvin Daigle Melvin Daigle in France Landry Henry LaBarre Like all communities, members of the Grand Bayou community […]

Adele Dupré Rousseau

Marcellin Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau Adele Dupré Rousseau “Mamere” with her grandchildren Tombstone Adele and Marcellin Rousseau’s tombstone in the St. Elizabeth Cemetery feature: from the past By Stephen Donovan, Staff Writer Adele Marie Dupre Rousseau’s influence on the people of Grand Bayou […]

Growing Up // Childhood

JAY CROCHET with his billy goat and cart. STEVE ROUSSEAU LAWRENCE DUPRE Mamere’s brother with his children Wilamenia and Pat. WAYNE AUCOIN CAMILLE REAVIS AND BETTY BRELAND By Devin Griffin, Staff Writer Of all the things that went into living in Grand Bayou, the children that were lucky enough to grow up there knew what […]

The Frontlines // COVID-19

Clelie Hebert Deployed to a field hospital in New York City with the US Army during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Breland Nurse at Children’s Hospital New Orleans Aimee Breland Barrois Nurse at Ochsner Medical Center By Shaun Breaux, Features Editor Like most communities across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the former community of Grand […]

Moving On // Staying Connected

By Wil Rhodes, Staff Writer Though Grand Bayou was once a thriving community, over time, its residents moved away. The reasons, like better jobs, were many, with the last remaining families forced to relocate in the early 2000s due to salt dome mining. “There was just no work for the girls,” says David Schexnayder, whose […]

Rodney “The Rock” Guillot

FEATURE: from the past One of the Rousseau family’s star athletes was Rodney “The Rock” John Guillot, who was an offensive lineman for LSU’s Fighting Tigers from 1960-1962. Rodney was born in 1940 to Douville “D.L.” Guillot and Elda “Sis” Rousseau Guillot, one of Adele and Marcellin Rousseau’s daughters. He was born in Plattenville, about […]

Louise Dupré Hernandez

feature: from the past By Devin Griffin, Staff Writer Louise Dupré Hernandez was so entrenched in Grand Bayou’s culture that locals rarely called her by her full name; she was known as Aunt Lou. Born in 1919, she had four children of her own and was widowed at a young age. She was pregnant for […]

Memories // Telling Stories By Chakyra Butler, Staff Writer The people of Grand Bayou say they will always have special memories of the place they once called home, some of these memories being unique to bayou life. Grand Bayou native Nell Aucoin Naquin says one of her greatest memories was when resident Ramona Talbot was bitten by a […]