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My name is Taylor Tolbert and i am a 15 year old African American female. Every since i was younger, i have always been curious about my Creole side. My late grandmother Beatrice Tolbert (her maiden name was Vedrine and i'm pretty sure that's a creole last name and she was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana) always spoke to me in broken creole. She would call me shay (which i think means honey or sweetie) and when she would tell me to go to bed she would say "go cooshae" (i think that's how you spell it) and stuff like that. My grandfather (whom i never got to meet) name is Lawrence Charles Tolbert, i do not know too much about him considering the fact i never got to meet him, but my aunt, father, and uncle would tell me that he had hair like silk, and people always thought my grandmother was native american because she was VERY light skinned, she had high cheek bones, a big pointy nose, and long, curly, pitch black hair. i know i have to be mixed with french creole, i do not know what to expect, but any bit of information would help.