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This collection of poetry expresses the unique nature of Cajun family articulated from memory's bounty. With a family presence in Lafayette (from the days of its founding as Vermilionville) and multiplied ten times over by marriage through the past 100 years, these poems capture the spirit of one Cajun family's heritage. Building on the unspoken tradition of dedication to that which is readily seen in the eyes of the youngest of the brood and held deep within the hearts of the elders, this collection offers a glimpse into a family as it moved through the centuries and retained the greatest treasure-family. As Cajun family life reaches backward in time, it simultaneously situates in the present....Siblings, cousins, mamas, daddies, aunts and uncles-no two alike or equal in blood yet sharing in varied measure and united in preservation of family. These lives, filled with a mixture of love and mischief, warmth and discomfort, are shared experiences and remembered fondly....Everyday is chronicled in the telling, and often times, retelling of what happened when, who was there, where they are now, how it matters right now! The photographs from family albums validate this heritage for generations to come.