- Always a good storyteller, she has succeeded in humorously describing her life and her experiences as a Cajun
- Cajun Humor by a Real Cajun Woman
- Cajun Bride: Venus & Mars Collide
Janet Forest Lococo: Cajun Humor by a Real Cajun Woman Janet Foret Lococo, is a 100% pure Cajun, born, reared and still residing on the banks of Bayou. Always a good storyteller, she has succeeded in humorously describing her life and her experiences as a Cajun. She is delightfully funny about real-life collisions she experienced during forty-four years of marriage. She fulfills her dream and attests to her fierce pride in her Cajun heritage.
Always a good storyteller, she has succeeded in humorously describing her life and her experiences as a Cajun. Janet Forest Lococo, you have probably heard a lot about Cajuns. A lot of what you have heard is NOT true. Defining just exactly what a Cajun is… It is the English language pronunciation of the French term, Cadien. Originally applied to the Acadians that came to Louisiana from Nova Scotia, the word Cajun is used for any descendant of southern Louisiana’s French-speaking culture. It also includes German and other cultures that have made themselves part of French-speaking Louisiana.
A Cajun is not the same as a Creole, who may also be a French-speaking Louisianian. When Acadians settled in Louisiana, Creole referred to people born in the French colony of Louisiana, not immigrants from another land. Today, Creole usually refers to the black French-speaking culture of Louisiana. Creoles strongly influenced the Cajuns that migrated here, especially regarding food, music, and architecture.
The earliest Cajuns hunted, trapped, and fished for food as they lived off the land and learned many survival skills from the local Indians. The Cajuns lived an effortless but rich life.
In spite of the fact that the early Cajuns had difficulty adjusting to the warm and humid Louisiana climate compared to that of Acadia, they began to farm crops. Some of them were experienced pork and beef ranchers in their native Acadia.
According to the 1990 census, 35% – 45% of the inhabitants of Lafourche Parish are of Cajun ancestry. Mais yah! Dat’s true!
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