About Lagniappe


     When I was a little girl we would take my grandmother grocery shopping 
every week. She would always buy me, my sister, and brother something while 
there. Once she handed me a piece of candy and said, "Here's your lagniappe." 
I had no idea what that meant and asked her. She laughed and said, "It means 
your little something extra. When I was a girl growing up in New Orleans all 
the grocers gave you a lagniappe when you shopped with them. It's like a 
bonus." 
     When I started my family tree, I thought about all the mixture of names I 
was researching, and realized genealogy is like a bonus. You start out on one 
branch and you find a little extra along the way. A lagniappe. 



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