Grandma Kate Opens Up

I’m so excited about this post!  You know how it is sometimes with older relatives – you want to know their story and they’re just not willing to talk about things.  I must have caught Grandma Kate on a good day.  Finally, after all these years!  I knew she would be hesitant to talk about some things.  The end of her life was difficult.  It’s pretty drastic when you get caught by fire.  She does touch on that, but mostly she talks about her family history.  How convenient for me, since that is what I am most interested in.  It is a family history blog after all.

Her voice doesn’t sound like what I expected.  It may have changed through the years.  Or maybe I was errant in my expectations.  Either way, I enjoyed hearing her story.  I hope you do, too.

Marie Celeste Talks

This is a little different today. It’s an audiovisual post. The website MyHeritage came out with a new feature this past week. It’s kinda crazy! It combines all the information that you have about an ancestor and puts it all together to make a story about the person’s life.
I thought I would try it with my great grandmother Marie Celeste Leveque Landry. She was my father’s paternal grandmother. They all called her Grandma Celeste. I like the way it came out, but I had to edit it a bit to get it closer to what I think she might sound like. I gave her a somewhat French accent and changed it to a photo of her from her later years. How else would she know all the information about her whole life?
So sit back and listen to Grandma Celeste tell us about her life in southern Louisiana that started in the mid 1800s. And don’t make fun of her or she might give you the evil eye. She might even try to scare you with a story about Madame Macoon!
Click here to see the video.