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Men and Women of Renown: My Maternal Ancestry

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Genevieve Massignon, author of Les Parlers Francais d'Acadie, sought to establish the origins of the French Acadian people based on linguistics, making the argument, in 1961, that many Acadians came from the Poitou region, south of Loudun, mainly because they were still speaking the old language, one rich and thick of Rabelais and Montaigne. She was also able to locate a ...more
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Published March 3rd 2013 by Men and Women of Renown: My Maternal Ancestry
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The shopkeeper informed Mary Garvin, a diminutive figure who stood only about five feet tall, the amount owed for her purchases after he had deducted the purchase of her fresh farm eggs. Illiterate, Mary could add very well in her head. She had already tallied up the cost of her purchases and what she believed was the correct amount for the sale of her eggs. She argued over the difference only to be told that the price of eggs had dropped. “At that price,” she snapped at the grocer, “it isn’t ...more
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