while i find my background very interesting it`s the reality of the present i`m having trouble with. how will my actions today be viewed by my realitives two hundred years from now. my little girl is two and a half years old now, does`t know who her grandparents on the leray side are and i only live thirty minutes away, WOW! the people i`m try to find are long gone but my mother and father are still here, both with broken hearts and wonder how nice it would be to hold my little girl for the first time. and maybe my little girl would love to be held! the past is interesting, the names,the information, the adresses, the towns in france and germany where my people came from yes! alot of history could have been learned about the leray family from a little house on st. bernard st. in thibodaux la. from a man named Ritney Le Ray. he was full of history, he`s gone now and i miss him terribly sc---t. i asked him one day about our realitves that where back in the old country, if i may quote Mr. Ritney Le Ray`s exact reply: Boy if they didn`t have the guts to come to this country on a boat F--k em! end of quote.