I thought I would let everyone know about a very significant event in Erath, Louisiana this week. Our dear friend Aline Theriot Meaux who we know as “MizMo” and delegate of our Télesphore and Maria Theriot Great Branch will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of her birth in a few days on Saturday, May 26, 2012! Happy Days!
There will be a hot time in town I will tell you. She will be totally surrounded by her family… all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be there to celebrate at her daughter, Louise’s home in Erath.
Mizmo is a founding member of the Terriot Acadian Family and has made major contributions to our effort at integrating our genealogy and pulling our family together. During our effort to integrate MizMo’s Great-Branch in 2000, she worked with Karen Reader and I to untangle the Josephs involved in their two branches: Joseph dit Le Bonhomme Thériot (1728-1759) and a second Joseph (1732 – before 1796), husband of Madeleine BOURGEOIS. Joseph THÉRIOT and Madeleine BOURGEOIS is one of the key families in the Terriot Acadian genealogy of Louisiana. (See Theriot’s of Louisiana)
As the author of very significant collection of short histories for “On the Bayou‘, a section of our family website, she has left us a wonderful legacy that paints a beautiful picture of Acadian life in Louisiana.
Please join with me to wish her a most joyous 90th birthday and to thank her for her dedication and generosity. Post your message to her right here. She will certainly receive it and will respond soon.
Happy Birthday, MizMo! Bonne Fête, chère Aline!