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

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Growing Up // Childhood

Jay Crochet Jay Crochet with his billy goat and cart. Jay Crochet with his billy goat and cart. Jay Crochet with his billy goat and cart. Steve Rousseau Steve Rousseau Steve Rousseau Steve Rousseau Lawrence Dupre Lawrence Dupre Mamere's brother with his children Wilamenia and Pat. Lawrence Dupre Mamere's brother with his children Wilamenia and [...]

The Frontlines // COVID-19

Clelie Hebert Clelie Hebert Deployed to a field hospital in New York City with the US Army during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clelie Hebert Deployed to a field hospital in New York City with the US Army during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clelie Hebert Deployed to a field hospital in New York City with the US Army [...]

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

Cousins Cousins From left: Rodney Guillot, Jerry Rousseau and Ellen Aucoin in Grand Bayou. Cousins From left: Rodney Guillot, Jerry Rousseau and Ellen Aucoin in Grand Bayou. Cousins From left: Rodney Guillot, Jerry Rousseau and Ellen Aucoin in Grand Bayou. Cousins Cousins From left: Rodney Guillot, Ellen Aucoin, Toby Guillot, and Wayne Aucoin Cousins From [...]

Louise Dupré Hernandez

feature: from the past Louise Dupré Hernandez 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 [...]

Memories // Telling Stories

https://gardevoirci.nicholls.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/gb_stories.mp4 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 [...]