At my dad’s 77th birthday party, Ted Scarabin (October 7, 1966 – July 7, 2022 ) shares a story where he had conflict with a neighbor over loud music when he worked overnights. I share a passed from Horace Bergeron story about Ted’s maternal grandfather Mathew buying a dog at a bar in the 1950-60s. At the very end, Janie Eva Franicevich Scarabin says a few words and then a tiny little clip of Theodore August “Teddy” Scarabin.
Chronological compilation of 1977.
From March 17, 2006 in Stevenson Ranch, California, Louis and Marilyn Scarabin discuss the life of Wayne Michael Scarabin after his loss during Hurricane Katrina.
On Friday, September 26, 1986, Northshore High School football lost 28-0 to Amite. After the game, several players went out to Andy Thurman’s family yacht. Here is one minute of audio from that night where Brian Hardee is “philosophizing” with Andy and me on the bow.
Christmas greetings from Ernest Leonard “Pompy” “Ernie” Scarabin. Uncle Pompy gives updates on the family.
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.
April 1, 1977-Tembagapura, Marilyn, Josh “My baby” referring to Kessie, Deron elaborates on baseball and dodgeball where Amanda Bates hits him, Paul Schairer and Richard Chamberlain involved but don’t talk, Marilyn mentions new Mormon family the Lamberts, Joyce and Rudy, Gail and Bobby at parties, Jim and Brenda Felder; Josh talks about going back to MawMaw but not on a plane; Marilyn can’t believe Lynn got pregnant because she was so fat; fussed at everyone for having trouble pronouncing Kessie and what if they’d name her an Indonesian name.
October 23, 1978; Tembagapura, Indonesia. Marilyn Scarabin, Josh start; Marilyn thinks Kessie acting sick but then really sick, Planets supposed to align in 1982 and Jason worried about it and might be the Second Coming of Christ; B-97FM second side (removed).
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.
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).
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.
One of those bittersweet tapes that recorded over Bill and Jerolyn Evans (because that’s what was done as cassettes were frequently tough to get). January 28, 1977; Marilyn Scarabin says “1976” but that would have been impossible as we didn’t move to Tembagapura until April 27, 1976. Marilyn gives news of the day and Jason mentions about sleeping over at Bart’s house in the shed where trauma occurred; Deron and Josh talk, Dina the maid talks,
Marilyn Scarabin describes going to Amamapare (Portsite), rough trip, Deron sick, Jason describes going to Portsite from Tembagapura, Jeremiah boat was same boat from Port Sulphur, Deron and Jason give Bahasa Indonesia lesson, Marilyn mad at Jason for bursting water balloon all over the floor, Josh calling Ma “Mother” and Da “Father”