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Speaking French in La.!

You might be surprised to find out a north Louisiana redneck like me was the author of  legislation back in the 1970s to create a French speaking commission in Louisiana. It’s called CODOFIL,  and today has programs in schools to continue the french tradition in my home state.  Many older folks in south Louisiana still speak french as their primary language.  I’ve traveled to France on a number of occasions, and always enjoy trying out my broken french.  I’m pictured below at a recent CODOFIL reception  with Louisiana’s  Lt. Governor Billy Nunguesser, who’s office oversees this important program.  Go to its website HERE.

 

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