Granny’s Cornbread Dressing

Floyd Brazier Adams – On This Day In 1980

Floyd and Nelda Adams – On This Date in 1968

Nelda Grace – On This Day in 1951

Granny’s Cornbread Dressing

Our family Thanksgiving dinner table from the late 1980s. Thanksgiving is just two days away, Yippee! I thought I would share my Granny‘s Dressing recipe. I have great memories of her sitting…

Floyd Brazier Adams – On This Day In 1980

On this day, November 24th, in 1980, my paternal grandfather, Papaw Adams passed away in Ferriday, Louisiana. He was laid to rest in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA* Interesting…

Nelda Grace – On This Day in 1951

Nelda Grace LaPrarie On this day the 15th of November in 1951, our mother Nelda Grace LaPrarie was born to parents John Alvis LaPrarie and Lucy Dee Wright in Jonesville, Louisiana. Our…

Online Grocery Shopping From Home

If you are like me, you may be finding it a bit challenging to stay at home during the spring of 2020 and still provide your family with a well-balanced meal. How should one stock up a pantry and fridge during quarantine without leaving home? What if you live in a small town or rural…

Zachariah Brown – On This Date in 1802

On this date May 26th, in 1802, our maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Zachariah Brown was born in South Carolina, United States to father James Brown, Sr. and mother Hannah Smith.* Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams Nelda G.’s parents – ^Lucy Dee Wright was married to John Alvis LaPrarie Lucy D.’s parents…

On Having Enough

When I hear the saying “Mama’s cleaning house” it reminds me of what my mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, used to say when she’d had enough: “No more Mr. Nice Mom!”

John T. DeVille – On This Date in 1785

On this day the 15th of February in 1785 our maternal great-great-great-great grandfather, John T. Deville was born Rapides Post, Louisiana to parents Miguel “Michel” DeVille and Marguerite Katzenberger.* According numerous records, John’s name was spelled as John Tee (Gentille) Deville, Johnter Deville, Jean T. Deville, and Juan Deville.** John’s christening was February 27, 1787 in…