Shortly after returning back to Boothville from Woodland Hills, California, MawMaw calls to tell me she forgot some CDs. Merry Christmas!
Cassettes, Boothville – Merry Christmas from Pompy
Christmas greetings from Ernest Leonard “Pompy” “Ernie” Scarabin. Uncle Pompy gives updates on the family.
Cassettes, Boothville – January 24, 1978
Tuesday, January 24, 1978; Helen Mae Adolph fussing about Ma not writing once a week anymore; Uncle Larry Fitzgerald with the flu, and MawMaw wishes Uncle Larry would stop smoking; Gail and Brent Portie to the dentist, weight discussions of course, talks about so much rain, 6-8 inches in New Orleans, sandwiches.. Deron cried because Ma didn’t make him a sandwich and he’s almost 12, three guys who drowned.. Roy Hammond, his son and F.J. Smith’s son, Clarence talks about it too… talked with Armstrong and Jerry Fountain… PawPaw said they died of exposure and maybe a tornado and they died at about 2am… Aunt Annie upset about Rocky’s relationship but PawPaw said let it be… and Rocky will live in Grammy’s house; removed (music and some gossip), MawMaw again at the end talking about more rain.
Cassettes, Boothville – November 20, 1977
November 20, 1977; Helen Mae Wright Adolph, Wendy Fitzgerald, Steve Fitzgerald, John Dirk Fitzgerald talk about newborn Brian Fitzgerald; Gail Portie, Brent Portie, Lisa Adolph, Mike Adolph and Craig Bergeron all make appearances on this tape. Helen and Clarence talk at the end too.
Cassettes, Boothville – September 22, 1978
September 22, 1978; Helen Mae Adolph addresses Deron and Jason smoking “long white things”; Gail Portie, Helen again, Clarence talks about working on Uncle Nicky’s truck and is tired and addresses Jason’s sunburn; phone call with Wendy Fitzgerald and a Nelly; Brian Fitzgerald taking nap; Wendy Fitzgerald, Gail and kids come over to visit, some country music (removed) and silence (also removed).
Cassettes, Boothville – December 29, 1977
1977 December 29; Boothville, Helen Mae Wright Adolph, Sally Franicevich and Anthony Francovich, Ethel Franicevich; Judith Scarabin Willig, Leigh, Aunt Judy talks about her Charcoal Cadillac, Leigh and Roana both sing Christmas songs; Gail Portie stops by, discussion on religion, attending church; Quentin Evans whispers to Deron and Jason Scarabin; Radio Music (removed), MawMaw again, Rod Stewart song (removed), Rex Club burned down, Clarence and Helen Mae at the end.
Cassettes, Boothville – January 08-12, 1979
January 8, 1979; Helen Mae Adolph starts this one off fussing at herself; John Dirk Fitzgerald and Brent Portie, MawMaw talks about how good David Kirk Evans is, Clarence Henry Adolph, Sr. PawPaw talks… advises on how bad cigarettes are and mad at MawMaw sending cigarette candy to us in Indonesia… Wendy Fitzgerald drops by and MawMaw going to doctor with her.
Cassettes, Boothville – January 01, 1979
Helen Gail Adolph, Brent, Blake and Eddie Portie!! Christmas presents; Edward Barbe Portie 12 min and beyond, 48 min in, Aunt Gail played Ahab, The Arab by Ray Stevens song for Jason but it was removed for this podcast. Amazing to hear Uncle Eddie’s voice!
Cassettes, Boothville – 1976 unknown
Yvonne and Emmett Adolph, Quentin Evans, Helen Mae Adolph, Jerolyn Sue Adolph Evans, Crazy story about Sylvester Martinez attacking Clarence Henry Adolph, Sr. Radio (Yuratich DJ) supposed to be with Uncle Bill…. some music (99% removed) too including Gene Ragas’ song about “Buras”; Jerolyn Sue again, Bill Evans again, Lisa Adolph, Gail Portie, Brent Portie, Blake Portie.
Cassettes, Boothville – November 19, 1976
November 19, 1976 – Helen Mae Adolph, Wendy, Steve Fitzgerald talk on this one. Blake Portie was a brand new baby in the family and they talk about him. Helen Mae talks about Paul Morgan, owner of the Brown Derby where my parents met, murdered with a truck and about some woman who killed the wrong man.
Cassettes, Port Sulphur – 1976
Jerolyn Sue Adolph and Bill Evans talk about movies, basketball and snapshot of time in Port Sulphur; probably 1976. Challenging to pinpoint the exact dates of this recording and if someone can help, please do and thank you! Bill Evans talks basketball, crime and church robbery; Quentin Evans also talks a bit, Monday 21st, Wednesday 22nd are both mentioned as dates.
Cassettes, Boothville – June 10, 1976
From June 10, 1976, Helen Mae Adolph, Wendy and Steve Fitzgerald, Craig Bergeron talks swimming lessons, Mike Adolph indicates the Mosquito Man may have passed through the area; John Dirk and Wendy Fitzgerald testing; Mike June 11, Craig Bergeron again, Helen Mae again, June 17 thursday, Carry Out Feelings Nazareth (playing in background, couldn’t remove; ALL copyright belongs to proper copyright holders), Helen Mae more then Ode to Billy Joe but removed song.
Cassettes, Boothville – 1976
Scarabins-Gertrude, James, Buzzy, Minos, Louis Sr., Helen Mae Adolph, Gail Portie, Brent Portie, Lillian, Pompy, Helen Mae again, Clarence Henry Adolph, Sr., Kyle Bergeron, Craig Bergeron, Carolyn Bergeron.
Cassettes, October 20, 1977
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Clarence Henry Adolph, Sr., his wife Helen, his brother Emmett and his wife Yvonne all talk on this cassette. This was sent to Clarence and Helen’s daughter Marilyn, husband Louis “D.D.”, Jr. and kids Deron, Jason, Josh and Kessie.