Growing Up During the 1940s and 50s

Mardi Gras in a Small Town in the 1950s

Elton, Louisiana Looking at all the celebrations going on during this Mardi Gras season, it brings me back to my childhood in Elton, Louisiana. Elton is located some 100 miles from Baton Rouge and some 35 miles from Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana. At the time when I was growing up, there may have been […]

Letter to My Great-Grandson on Our Birthday

It was July 9, 2017 when you came into this world and your mother, my granddaughter, gave me the best birthday present ever. I came into the world exactly 76 years before you. Although the birthdays are the same, the worlds we were born into are completely different.