There are many reasons that growing up as a Cajun was fun.
It’s been fifty years since I penned the first story in this compilation. Down the Bayou Cajuns grew from youths into adults one story at a time. I kept adding until I had reached bona fide adulthood.
Follow along and you’ll learn to speak some new Cajun-English words, as well as quite a few Cajun-French words. You’ll find that at the beginning of each story I use half English, half French—that’s the way we Cajuns speak. Then there is a translation of the passage.
Follow me, nicknamed May-neg, along the bumpy path from childhood into adulthood as I kept finding myself in predicament after predicament; times that, as I look back, weren’t as bad as they seemed at the time. It is a snapshot of a more innocent time.