The trickle started slowly, with just a couple of relatives.
On Aug. 28, 2005, I, my wife and our three kids began to get some company. First, we had the five of us plus a mother-in-law. Then, my brother-in-law, his wife and two more kids came to stay. Then, the brother-in-law’s wife’s sister, her husband and her grandmother showed up. Then, the brother-in-law’s wife’s sister’s husband’s parents, grandparents, sister and family arrived. They just kept coming until there were 23 of them! People I had never met before had filled our house. We didn’t turn anyone away. I’ve lived in Louisiana my entire life, all 54 years, and that’s how we do it here. This is Our Home.