Vie de tous les jours- Everyday Life

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Vie de tous les jours- Everyday Life


Everyday life in French speaking Louisiana is like no other. The topics of the following section, combine all culture’s of French in Louisiana including: Creole, Cajun, and Native American. Here you can find stories about how French speakers used to live and how they live now. You can discover the differences that have emerged in the last few centuries from how people used to live to how French speakers coexisted with non-French speakers. One example of an object that can be seen is a coffee grinder from the 1950s. Below is a list of objects such as the coffe grinder and their stories that are related to the everyday life of a French speaking Louisianian.
*for more information on the French-speaking Cajun's journey see the link below*


Cora Bollich, Dinah Doucet, Jacob Comeaux, & Joshua Fontenot

Items in the Vie de tous les jours- Everyday Life Collection

A Cajun and His Granddaughter
The photograph seen is of my grandfather, Kelton Ardoin, and I, Dinah Doucet. It was taken in his mother, my great grandmother's home. We frequently visited her and my great-grandfather's home when I was young so my Maw Maw and I could bake. While…

Light in the Past
The lamp was from her mom, who is Cajun, and is over 75 years old. It was used before electricity.

In 1417, Mayor of London gave an order for citizens to put lights on the streets on the winter nights and Paris had a law since 1524 that all the…

The Passe Partout Saw and the Cypress Significant
As discussed in the video, “Passe Partout”, as the saws were called by the Acadians, translates to “master key” in English. When the Acadians first arrived in the late 1800s, they did not have many tools so the passe partout became…

The Morning Grind: Antique Coffee Grinder
As seen in the video this 1950's coffee grinder works by putting the beans in the top opening of the grinder and turning the crank. On the interior of the grinder there are little sharp gears that spin when turning the crank and in turn the…

Corn Cob Bobbin
Used by Mrs. J. B. Dronet of Erath, La
Possibly made by her husband before the 1960s

Coue Horn
From Lake Arthur, Louisiana
Used up until the mid-20th century to stuff sausage or it could be used as a funnel

Jacque Arnaud's Fork
The fork was a gift from the Arnaud house in Jausier, France

Recipe for Succotash
A recipe from the contributor's great grandmother for succotash.

Cajun Jamboree Record
Cajan Jamboree Record featuring Joe Bonsall and The Orange Playboys. Produced by Swallow Records and 'Cajun Jamboree Records'. The album is double sided and includes 12 songs


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