This photo was taken near Montgomery, Louisiana, sometime in the 1970’s. It’s my dad with his brothers and sisters. Left to right, Uncle Nate, Aunt Eula, Uncle Frank, Aunt Opal, Uncle Junior (Joseph Gilmer), and Pop (Weymon).

This had to be taken sometime after November 1976. That is when my grandmother (Maw Maw) passed away; otherwise, she would have been in the photo. Uncle Nate is the only surviving child of Joseph Gilmer Lestage, Sr. (April 29, 1905 - January 15, 1969) and Mary Nora Gongre Lestage (June 20, 1906 - November 8, 1976).