Momi Ya Ya is the name I have taken for this leg of my adventure.

I was born in 1947 to a Cajun woman and a half-breed Native American. I was raised on the banks of a bayou in south Louisiana.

My culture is very unique.

Growing up, I was exposed to Voodoo, Hoodoo, Faith Healing, Gris-Gris, Loup Garus, and many rituals as part of Cajun Folklife and Folklore.

I kissed dead relatives and walked cemeteries at night to light candles and sit with the dead.

I had my ailments treated by Faith Healers, Treators, and Root Doctors.

Having our cards read by an old Cajun woman was something we did on a regular basis - leaving each session with amulets, talismans, charms, and magical stuff.

I learned at an early age how to make mojo bags; burn candles and incense; use baths, washes, oils, powders, herbs, and roots; and draw luck, love and money.

I walked in snake infested swamps while playing with my childhood friends - in my back yard.

I have eaten alligator, turtle, and frog legs - all caught in my back yard.

My Family Tree contains many pirates who plundered our area long before I was born.

As a child, I understood French spoken to me as well as English.

I am a Cajun.