On this date, the 4th of November in 2014, Jennifer shared the good news about our maternal grandparents’ homeplace: “It’s official! I just closed on the spot where my maternal grandmother raised her kids, and where I lived for most …

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Aerial view of the four rivers, Jonesville, Louisiana

For Grandparent’s Day and because the change of the seasons always make me think of my mother and granny. They made sure we paid attention…. “To My Mothers” I know so deeply that there is no justification. No lectures from …

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Bill's Cafe

On this date, April 15th, in 1938 our maternal grandfather, Papaw Bill opened his cafe in the downtown location where Brooks Drugs is today in Jonesville, Louisiana. BILL LaPRARIE BUYS NEW LOCATION FOR RESTAURANT April 15, 1938 New Place Now …

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