Mom and Dad's grave. It wasn't damaged. The City has started cutting the trees away, but it's obvious how much more needs to be done. I talked to Aunt Shanie. She went out there after I called her. She will make sure everything is cleaned and repaired. I told her I would pay for repairing the graves that are damaged. I feel it's important to get that done.
My mother's Irish parents, Oscar and Blanche.
Dad's Cajun parents, Louis Ben and Emily.
This is one of many old tombstones out there. I remember being fastinated by these as a child. A lot of them have Confederate flags engraved on the tombstones. I suspect there are Union soldiers buried in Cedar Hill as well.
Okay, moving away from the cemetery, we rode over to the house where Dad was raised. His father was a cotton farmer. I just can't believe there were nine kids raised in that house. The house has been purchased and restored as an original Acadian style home. This isn't the best picture I took of it, but it's the only one where you can see the staircase on the front porch going up to the second floor or attic room that the boys slept in.
This is an old country store that, I think, an uncle owned. It's really old but I don't remember how old Don told me it was. The reason it's even still standing is because it was made from cypress wood.
The drugstore in downtown Washington. Don't see things like this in SoCal! Okay, I'm easily impressed! LOL
Entering Washington, settled in 1720. This is crossing Bayou Carron. Named for Grandmother Perry's family who settled in this area.
Enough for today. I've got a ton of pictures of planting sugarcane, and shots of the sugarcane that was laid flat during the hurricanes and is growing upright again. I need to double check details on that with Don before I post something that's incorrect from a horticultural standpoint! I also have shots of soybeans being harvested. Even ate some right out of the field.