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Baudoin, Autrey "Chank"

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Storyteller

Mr. Autrey Baudoin was a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana where he lived with his wife, Alma. He was a retired air conditioning serviceman and a storyteller.

Autrey said, "I tell mostly Cajun stories and jokes that are associated with the two famous Cajun names of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux. As a child, I learned to tell stories from family members such as my grandparents and parents."

Mr. Baudoin had not presented his stories at any festivals, but he had shared them with the local community at meetings and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Mr. Baudion passed away on March 15, 2006.

Updated November 16, 2016 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff