Tluti & Friends
A letter from the storyteller: Dear listeners, I hope you enjoy these stories told with the flavor of my heritage. I was born in southwest Louisiana and grew up listening to the beautiful sounds of the Cajun language and music. Cajun is the language spoken by the descendants of the French Canadians who settled the southern part of Louisiana in the late 1700's. The stories on this recording are told in English with Cajun expressions and accents, these are an example of the way we shared tales in my home when I was a child. You will meet T'Luti whose name came from my nickname. This was the name my daddy called me when I was a little girl. Just like the little girl in the story I grew up with five brothers and thought they had all the adventures, like the one with Billy the Bull. The story of the little frog, Petite Green, is my version of Little Red Riding Hood. Her home is in Lacassine, the name of the little town where I went to school for 12 years. The last story, Charm Frog, is about a little frog who loves to 'play like' characters from stories, just like I did when I was a child. While you are listening to these stories, perhaps you too will see yourself in the tales. I know you will enjoy many adventures while listening, reading and telling stories. My wish for you is that after hearing these tales you and your family will tell stories from your own adventures and family times together. Laissez bon temps rouler, Let the good times roll and let the joy of story fill your soul. Yours in story, Cheryl Ann Floyd T'Luti and Friends Cajun Stories told by ... Cheryl Ann Floyd.