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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Ray Comeaux


Comeaux’s Inc.

Comeaux’s Incorporated got its start in the small kitchen at Comeaux’s Grocery, a famiy-owned business near the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  Eula Mae, a school cafeteria cook, and Frank Comeaux, a fireman, started the grocery store in 1967.  They managed the store, selling grocery items and fresh boudin from the back, through 1980 when they passed the business on to their children.  Today their son, Ray, continues making the family boudin recipe in a USDA approved plant that he constructed.  He wholesale ships Comeaux family products, including boudin, sausages, and meat pies, to grocery stores throughout the United States.

Date of interview:
2009-01-22 00:00

Interviewer:
Mary Beth Lasseter

Photographer:
Mary Beth Lasseter

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