Thursday, January 2, 2014
Lily Learns about Cajuns
Since Miss Elaine and I are home for a couple of weeks, I'm going to try to catch you up on some of my travels. In October, we toured Louisiana. The church above, St. Martin de Tours, is very old -- about 178 years. It's in the town of St. Martinville. This place is very important to Americans of Acadian heritage. In the mid-1700s, these French-speaking people were forced from their homes in Nova Scotia -- an area of Canada. Since there were French settlements in the part of America we now call Louisiana, many of the Canadians made their way here. We call them Cajuns -- sort of a sloppy way of saying Acadians.