Terrebonne Genealogical Society

TGS Newsletter
Vol. 23 No. 2 April 2004

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Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at juno.com
      Phone (985) 876Ė2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor  Ed Hicks
      5306 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033 
      E-mail: edhicks at mobiletel.com
      Phone: (985) 532Ė3586 
NEXT MEETING:   Saturday, April 24, 2004
Main Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.

     The March meeting was well attended and the refreshments were great. Gloria Hicks, learning that many of us had never tasted coush-coush, made enough for everyone and told us how to eat it, either with milk and sugar, or cane syrup, or hot coffee-milk. This was usually a breakfast dish for local folk, but some of the members said they ate it for supper when they were children. Gloria brought the recipe: 2 cups corn meal, 1½ teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1½ cups milk and ½ cup shortening (margarine). Mix the corn meal, salt, and baking powder and milk. Melt the shortening in a heavy skillet. Add the mixture to melted margarine over high temperature. Cook until a crust forms but donít let it burn, stir and lower heat to simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes. This goes well with crisp bacon. Serves 4 to 6. It was different and g-o-o-d. Of course, this brought out memories of foods prepared by grandmas when we were children, especially the old tea cakes with ďcoffee milk.Ē There was no coffee in it. Just caramelize sugar and pour in the milk, stirring rapidly until the sugar melted into the milk. Great breakfast food with beignets.
     Are you willing to volunteer once a week to work at the library assisting newbies in genealogy? This idea was suggested as a way to help those people who are lost in the book collection, reading microfilm and doing searches on the computer. It was suggested we prepare blank ancestor and family group sheets in packets to get the beginners started. Maybe we could get the library to give permission for volunteers to serve  one day a week in the genealogy department. If you would be willing to help, let us know. 
     Dorothy Bergeron brought a gadget to be identified. It looked like the fastener to overhauls but was made of finer material. Dorothy found it in an old feather pillow that had belonged to her mother-in-law. Some people thought it was from overhauls (the females), some thought a garter belt or corset to hold up stockings (the men). Besides, what was it?, the question was how did it get in the pillow? If you have an ideas let us know.
DEATHS. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Emelie Boudreaux Quin o f Houston, TX in March 2004. Emelie was the wife of Edward E. Quin III, her husband of 61 years. She died after a 5 year struggle with ovarium cancer. She is survived by her husband, Ed, and five children: Donna Quin; Patricia Quin, wife of Thomas Schmidt; Kathleen Quin, wife of James Senterfitt of Rowlett, TX; Michele Quin, wife of Martin Baker of Seabrook TX; and Edward E. Quin IV, husband of Paola Pabon-Lopez; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Rene Emile Boudreaux and Olympe Emelia Daigle of New Orleans, but originally Lafourche Parish LA; an infant son Matthew David Quin, and brothers Rene E. Boudreaux, Jr., and Robert J. Boudreaux. Emelie and Ed traveled extensively, having lived in Italy and Australia. She was an award winning knitter of beautiful garments, both machine and hand knit. She relished her Cajun roots and membership in Terrebonne Genealogy Society, tracing her family back 7 and 8 generations. Her extensive collection of ceramic glass dolls filled her home. Visitation was at Forest Park Lawndale with funeral services on Tuesday March 22 in the chapel. Interment was at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to UTMB OB-GYN-ONC, Route 0587, Galveston TX 77555.
SEMINARS. Saturday 17 April 2004. Itís a little late to get this into the newsletter but maybe some of you can make the LGHS Seminar and Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn South (I-12 at Airline) in Baton Rouge. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and business continues until 4:30 p.m. Speakers will be Patricia Law Hatcher, cg, fasg and John Doucet, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and a member of the Center for Acadiana Genetics. Registration (after April 2) is $35. 
     July 22-24, 2004, 8th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. Thursday through Saturday. Speakers Trevia Wooster Beverly, Pat Gordon, Bev Odom, Robert de Berardinis, Emily Croom, John Sellers. You may order a conference packet from Angelina College Community Services, P. O. Box 1768, Lufkin TX 75902-1768 or call 936-633-5205 or e-mail abrowning@angelina.edu. 
BOOKS. Phil Chauvin has completed the 2003 issues of the Houma Courier Deaths $30 ea., Lafourche Comet Births, Engagements, and Deaths $30 ea., and the Houma Courier Births and Engagements $20 ea. These are available on prepaid orders and only the quantity ordered and paid will be printed. If you want any of these, now is the time to send in your order. If they are to be mailed add $3 postage for one book and $1 for each additional book. Deadline for ordering is May 31st. We also learned these will complete the 102nd books prepared by Phil over the years for the benefit of TGS. Thatís got to be a record. We are so fortunate to have him doing these books because they are so important to us doing research. Thank you, Phil.
     This is the last month to get the pre-publication price of $24, plus postage, on the book by Essie Joseph Cavalier and Marcelline Landry Cavalier, Assumption Parish Marriages, 1906-1917, Courthouse Marriages, Napoleonville, LA. (Flyer is enclosed) After April 30 the price will be $30 per copy, plus postage.
     Ed and Gloria Hicks took a much needed vacation to Florida to visit with the grandchildren, so by now you probably realize he didnít do this newsletter. I (Audrey Westerman) pinch hitted for him. If there is anything left out please overlook the omission. Iím sure Ed will be back at this job in May and get everything in that needs to be printed.

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