topic funerals

funerals in Vacherie


   When someone died in Vacherie in the long ago, since we had no telephones, the message was sent to everyone by word of mouth or by a passing merchant.

   When the time of the fineral was decided, someone would go to the local publishing company and get them to print the information giving the approximate time of the funeral. It never gave an exact time. The notice would read "between 10 and 11" or "between 3 and 4". I think the reason was because some people had to walk , others went by