Minden Press-Herald

Saturday
Aug 30th

Life

Echoes of Our Past

Tidbits of Minden

This week’s Echo will be a collection of some stories connected with Minden that I came across while doing research. The first is an obituary found on the Internet that demonstrates a combination of the national confusion about lifestyles in Northwest Louisiana and a little bit of “tall tales” told by a musician. The last three came from the pages of significant national newspapers describing events that happened locally.

On August 5, 2004, R & B musician Willie Egan died at his home in Los Angeles. Egan was born in this area, and I found the following paragraph from his obituary very interesting. It read:  “He was born Willie Lee Egan in 1933 in poverty, in the bayou country around Minden, Louisiana. The community was so isolated that they had to forge a path through the undergrowth and the swamps to the main road every year. Alligators were a daily hazard and although Egan survived with all parts intact, his father lost a hand and his brother a foot.”

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Cameos of Minden

Mispronunciation

Recently, I had a sweet young lady as my Home Health Nurse's Aide. She said her mother had worked for me many years ago and loved me. I remembered and told her how we sti...

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Nancy's Kitchen

‘Hair Teasers’ and English Pea Salad

Hair Teasers is the beauty shop that Mac and I patronize and now so does my sister-in-law, Ava.

I make a strong point of being sure to call it "Hair Teasers" because once ...

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Echoes of Our Past

Wire Road

The first major east-west road across North Louisiana

In this week's column I'm going to give a little history about the first major east-west road across North Louisiana,...

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Cameos of Minden

Excuses, excuses

Often I have a lot of excuses why I can't do something. I have been guilty of quoting Milton from "On His Blindness" and saying "Will God require day labor, light denied?...

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Community News

Springhill Chamber names new director

Robert Gann is one of the new directors for the Springhill North Webster Chamber of Commerce.

Gann is the manager at Wal-Mart in Springhill. He was raised in North Central...

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Community News

Webster Homemakers spend July meeting at Webster Parish Library

The Webster Homemaker's Council meeting was held on July 28, 2011 at the Webster Parish Library. The tables were decorated with containers holding branches of green persi...

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