Number of persons through Arthur Avenue, our ancestral home of origin:

03 January 2001 to 29 December 2018:  2,608! Wonderful!

 

2019-2020 ~ Time for a self-imposed sabbatical from teaching events in order to think and navigate with gratefulness coupled with invigorating work between my home study and Arthur Avenue:

1)      …To Reflect and Assess the ‘Spirituality and Work of Heritage – Reverencing Those Who Have Gone Before” across 19 years of gathering, preserving, sustaining, and making relevant by heritage curating and teaching on Arthur Avenue...2001 to Spring 2019 as notations are made toward possibly

 

2)      …A Strategic & integrating way to advance in partnering Arthur Avenue with

a)      McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA Departments of History, English and University Library…

 

b)      Genealogical and Historical Library, Lake Charles, LA and SWLA Parish Public Libraries:  Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, & Jefferson Davis

 

in order to teach the carefully curated & ordered home for students’ study and identification of their personally researched lineage, heritage and history … a ‘Finding My Roots Heritage School’ or ‘Heritage Learning’  for credit! Arthur Avenue is bricks-and-mortar with heritage family walls in heritage rooms commensurate with artifacts and memorabilia, heritage ‘paper’ organized in many binders by year, month and date, and has an ongoing heritage electronic footprint on my website www.leadkindlylight.net/HeritageCONNECT

 

            ALSO,

 

3)      …To Complete A Key Website Link:  ‘Cypress Point, LA 130 Years Later’!

 

4)      …Research:  Matriarchal lineage of Basque, French and Swedish descent!

 

5)      …Read:  Basque books on the shelf!

 

6)      …Review:  All binders (# 321) thinking of publishing on my website and for genealogical and historical publications!

 

JANUARY 2019 ~ OUR ANCESTRAL HOME OF ORIGIN IS 115 YEARS OLD BUILT IN 1904. MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST BROTHERS ARE CO-OWNERS 2001 to the PRESENT DAY; LEE JOSEPH MONLEZUN JR. AND DOMINIQUE JOSEPH MONLEZUN. OUR PARENTS PURCHASED AND MOVED INTO THE HOME ON THEIR WEDDING DAY 13 AUGUST 1941 WHICH TO THIS DAY IS A CURATED, TENDED PLACE OF TRADITION, HERITAGE AND LINEAGE. WONDERFUL!

“Each of us has been warmed by fires we did not build.

Each of us has been nourished by wells we did not dig!”  Author Unknown

 

Arthur Avenue

Event#

Date

Event

Whom/#

   

 

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

 

07 Feb 2019

Veronica Gertrude Monlezun, 4th of 4

Sisters, 9th of ten children is 60 years

young today in heaven. Blessed

Birthday, dear one.

 

21 Feb. 2019

My sister and I cantored Mass at  our cousin Alberta’s nursing

home in Lafayette, LA  with Fr. Donald Pelous as Celebrant. Then off to lunch

and catch-up and stories and sweet remembrances.

 

 

24 April 2019

Daddy is 102 today!! Blessed

Birthday in heaven, my dear earthly father!

 

 

 

03 May 2019

A Respite Day on Arthur Avenue

with a friend-of-old!

Took her to the ‘old

pool hall’ in Gueydan for lunch!

Great food!

 

27 May 2019

54th Anniversary of Death of my dear brother and sister

Alvin Joseph and Veronica Gertrude Monlezun.

 

 

 

06 June 2019

Surgery for my dear husband with time

for requisite recovery.

 

 

 

16- 24 July 2019

Trip to North Carolina to visit our

son in his wonderful environs and a trip

 to the beach with

friends! It’s also

his birthday!!

 

31 July 2019

34th Anniversary of Death of my sweet

father, Lee Joseph Monlezun. 

 

 

 

02 August – 19 Oct 2019

National World War ll Museum, “The Pelican Sate Goes to War:  Louisiana in World

War ll exhibit at Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, LA. A feature will be artifacts of my

paternal Uncle (Army 1st Lt.) Alvin Joseph Monlezun. How grateful! How

grateful I am!

 

25 Aug. – 29 Sept. 2019

‘Germanfest Folk Singers’ rehearsals

commence for three and two Germanfest

Performances 5th  & 6th October 2019

Can’t wait!

 

Sept 2019

Our son and Ryan William take an

extensive trip to Hong Kong, Bali,

& Singapore; adventures  in the

FAR East!

 

5 & 6 Oct. 2019

25th Germanfest in Roberts Cove, LA!

AND, the 19th Joseph Hensgens

Family Reunion!

 

 

Oct 2019

Lake Arthur Health Clinic Board meet

on Arthur Avenue for a meet and feast!

Wonderful!

 

 

Dec. 2019

Extended Family Christmas Celebration on

Arthur Avenue as our parents before us organized and loved!

Visiting, babies, generational pics, food, caroling on

the Old Ford truck and Santa!