A portrait of my grandfather Alex Rodrigue.
When Alex was 9 his father passed away, and he was the oldest of the boys in his family. He helped his mother take care of his brothers and sisters. He worked several different jobs sending money home to his family. He grew up to have 8 children of his own. Alex has always been a hard worker, and a lover of music. He plays Cajun fiddle and Harmonica. When working on his car one day, there was a terrible accident and he lost his thumb. This has made playing the fiddle difficult. Alex has been a hard worker his whole life , and has many stories to tell. I look forward to each time I get to sit with him and learn more from his life.