sticks. A porch or indoor game. The object was to pick up all
sticks without touching the others. A "fiddler," a
black or odd colored stick, was used to throw or push sticks
away from the others so that they could be picked up.
The main ingredient in file gumbo. Choctaw Indian influence.
According to some Creole cooks, authentic file gumbo contains
sausage, ham, meat and seafood.
First Communion- Children
who made their First Communion wore white clothing, white
shoes and had a new prayer book and rosary beads. Girls wore
veils like brides and carried satin or crocheted satchels
which held religious paraphernalia. Children received gifts
of medals and holy pictures usually of the saint after whom
they were named. First Communion was also called "Little
- gay (thanks
to Aretha Thompson)