I was one of those fortunate children to have known well both sets of grandparents. My Ledoux grandparents lived upstairs for most of my growing up while by Verreault grandparents lived 10 miles away. (My children did not know their grandfathers and my grandchildren do not know their grandmothers.) My grandmother Marie Bilodeau Ledoux was […]
In the stories below, I have recalled my grandmother’s life from Memory Listing the details I knew. To these, I have added historical research to create stories that are, one hopes, interesting.
Most of these stories were originally published in a booklet, From Saint-Narcisse to Fall River, which I gave years ago to family members as a Christmas gift.
My grandmother Marie Bilodeau Ledoux would have been 130 years old today. She was born in St-Narcisse-de-Lotbinière, Québec, on May 15, 1884. The following is excerpted from a booklet I wrote about my mémère some fifteen years ago and gave a s a Christmas gift to my extended family.