February 23, 2009

Dear Pelicans,

Nettie Jans, Evergreen Website/Reunion Treasurer, informs me that the Bayou Rouge Baptist Church Cemetery has 19 acres of beautiful azaleas nestled beneath the oaks and magnolias trees. To view the wonders of God’s creation, click on the picture of the Bayou Rouge Baptist Church, then the Welcome Page.  A visit to the website is second best to being there in person. Nettie Johnson Jans’ EHS Class of 1945 is pictured at the 1983 Reunion.

The February 13, 2009 Update was submitted without a picture of Clothide Mounger Quirk included in her obituary.  Also, the meeting with Stebo Pearce was highlighted without a picture being included. 

To view pictures of Nettie, Clothide, and Stebo click on the Photo Gallery, REUNIONS 1983, and the appropriate year ( ’42, ’44, ’45). Click on a picture to enlarge it. Several class pictures from the ‘40, ’30s, 1924, and 1915 have been posted and some adjusted.

I met with James “Tut” Turner last Thursday and he is preparing the song “Evergreen” for posting on the website. You may recall James wrote the lyrics and melody for the song and also led the Evergreen chorus as they sang it at the 1990 reunion.  Thanks, Tut.   

 Additions to www.EvergreenLa.org since the February 13, 2009 Update are as follows:

Churches – Church of the Little Flower and Bayou Rouge Baptist Church have been added to the photo gallery.  Click photo gallery, churches, then either of the churches and be taken directly to their website.  Click on the Cemetery Page of the BRBC website and special information is provided there which you may find of interest.

Contact Us – please end your name and email address if you want it posted in this link so other Pelicans may email you. You are encouraged to view this page and email us.

Donors – Cynthia Murray donated in the memory of Bill Albritton and Maurine Bordelon Lacour donated Memorials…these will be designed and posted at a later date.

Education – Class Rosters for the 1930s has been completed and will be posted soon. Please review these by clicking on Education, Former Students, 1930-39 Rosters.

Family Connections – 13 FCs have been added. Some of the additions include the following families: David Andrus, Steve Van Mol, Gary “Blake” Kight, William Edward West, George “Pickle Jack” Terry, William Terry, George Pourciau, Daniel Glen Monk, Odgen Rabalais, Joseph “Jack” St. Romain, Edley Joseph Turner, Gilbert Mitchell, and Edward Mitchell. Special thanks to Rena Mary Milligan Mitchell (4), Sheila Kay Mayeaux Kight (1), Glynn Kohler (1), Peggy Terry Pourciau (3), Madonna “Donna” Lynn Rabalais Monk (1), Geri St. Romain Hebert (1), Joseph “Bert” St. Romain (1), and James Morris “Tut” Turner (1) for providing information for the above FCs.

Memorials – included in the donors page and are being designed.

Obituaries -  Clothilde Mounger Quirk, Lucy Donna Scruggs LaBorde, Hypolite Guy Riche, Jr. M.D.

Photo Gallery – Class pictures taken at the 1983 Reunion. Click photo gallery, REUNION 1983, the year of the class picture you wish to see. Click on picture to enlarge.

You are encouraged to review the titles of pages on the home page and consider writing something for one of the many options available to you.  www.EvergreenLa.org exists for you and your family.  The resources and space are available to allow you to provide documentation of your family,  memories, Memorials, etc.  Please contact me if we may be of assistance to you with anything you wish to document.  Thank you.

Happy Mardi Gras


Peace, Ed Dugas