Country fun in Natchitoches – Part I

I love the country and maybe it’s because I’m a down home southern girl. Anyway, as much as I love the country I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t actually live in the country…I’m not ready for the 24/7 bored life. However, I did stumble upon some happiness in Natchitoches recently. 

I was drawn to this fence behind an old church…I mean it literally begged for me to touch & feel it…to know its story and ponder on the hands that built it.

 

St. Augustine church, founded in 1803 by people of color, is situated on an old country winding road across from Cane River.

 

Can you imagine the people in 19th-century attire gathering here to worship, celebrate weddings, baptismal’s and funerals?

 

The descendants of a freed slave woman, Marie Coincoin, and her French lover. Her descendants founded St. Augustine

 

Beautiful. Can you see the old cemetery behind the church? THIS is a country church! I will always have this picture to remind me of how full and happy my heart felt while wandering these grounds.

 

 

I’m drawn to OLD things including old cemeteries. It’s so peaceful as its residents Rest In Peace.

 

I drag him along on my “adventures” and he willingly puts up with the bugs, heat and my endless questions of gift shop attendants about the area.


Next up I’ll share pics from Melrose Plantation that was owned by a freed slave named Marie Therese Coincoin.  

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  1. The pics were wonderful and I too find myself wondering or imagining about how they dressed and styled their hair back then. Everything seemed so much more graceful back then.

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