Remembering Evergreen - Memories Letters


I am 52 years old and was born and raised in a small community outside of Evergreen named Karo. It is approximately 2 miles from Evergreen on La. 29.

I was raised on a farm until I graduated from high school. I attended Evergreen Elementary School for eight years. I have fond memories of my school years. My teachers were:

1st Grade - Mrs. Barbara Wright

2nd Grade - Mrs. Lucille Ducote

3rd Grade - Mrs. Sue Goudeau

4th Grade - Mrs. Oma Tassin

5th Grade - Mr. John Johnson

6th Grade - Mrs. Beatrice Scarbrough

7th Grade - Mr. Nelson Tassin

8th Grade - Mrs. Barbara Wright

We would give Mrs. Scarbrough a hard time and put paper reinforcements on her desk chair. They would stick to her dress and the whole class would laugh out loud. We would steal her paddle and burn it in the trash burner. We were not angels. Ha.

I remember when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I was in the 4th grade. The whole class was in sorrow.

When I was about 8 years old, by father, Wiley Francois, nicknamed Tippy, told me that I was old enough to work in the field. We raised cotton for a living. When school started in September, my brother, sister, and I would go to school the 1st week, and then take off 2 weeks of school to pick cotton. My homework was kept up and I made up my tests when I returned to school. Times were very hard back then. All I can tell you is hard work will not kill anyone or we would all be dead. When I was old enough to work as a hired hand, I worked in the sugar cane fields, harvested soybeans, and picked cotton with a cotton picker.

I met Donna Moreau in 1975 and Donna and I got married in 1977. We have been married for over 30 years. I hold a job as an Engineer Technician 5 (Construction Inspector on roads and bridges) for over 29 years.

My wife has been a Medical Records Clerk for over 26 years at Bunkie General Hospital. We lived in Bunkie for 13 years. In 1990, we moved to Cottonport and have been living there ever since.


Memories Letters
Ruth Dugas Albritton
Jeanette Barron Armand
Mable Bordelon Aymond
Annabelle Jeansonne Blanchard
Cynthia Galland Cappel
Brandi Tanner Chambless
Rox Ann Daigre
Lynn Riche’ David
Dale Ducote
Raymond Ducote
Richard Ducote
Edmond Anthony Dugas
Susan Riche' Earnest
Bobby Francois

Anita Ducote Gabriel

Sue B. Goudeau
Darrel Jans
Sharon Pickett Johnson 
Maurine Bordelon Lacour
Nannie “Nan” Haydel Lemoine 

Louis Matthews, Jr.

Debbie Riche’ Molan
Patsy Roy Moras
Ollie Bordelon Redmon
Craig Riche’
Larry Jude “Pete” Riche’
Julienne Ducote Spencer
Bert St. Romain



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