Bayou Pigeon authors visits library Dec. 5

PATRICIA SETOON Contributing writer

PLAQUEMINE - Recently the Bayou Pigeon Book team presented at the Louisiana State Parks Museum Cajun, Creole series in Baton Rouge.

The program was such a hit, the Iberville Parish Library and the authors of Bayou Pigeon," Spirit of Atchafalaya will hold a similar special Christmas event.

The team will be in Plaquemine at the Iberville Parish Library on Thursday, Dec 5, from 6:30 8:30 p.m. according to library director Danny Ball.

Four years in the making, the book was inspired by a desire to document for future generations the history of the only Cajun community in Iberville Parish.

Nothing else symbolizes "Cajun" than a person speaking fluent Cajun French. In Iberville Parish, this only occurred at Bayou Pigeon.

The authors come prepared with not only books, but also an intense background of history. The slide presentation includes Cajun French and song.

The authors have added a new twist with the second book covered in an alligator skin cover, hardbound, and indexed.

"It was the book we always wanted to print, but didn't have the experience or the funds the first time around," Cliff LaGrange said. "It will be on sale for a special discounted price for event attendees. Just in time for that special Christmas gift for someone who has everything."

The second printing includes never before seen photos and is completely indexed so you can find exactly where your photos, family information, or memories are located.

With the several Louisiana Swamp based reality shows there has been a resurrection of both the language and the Cajun Swamp folk life way of doing things.