Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Real Deal Part 3

Before I post this I want to thank Brigitte for keeping me informed.  Brigitte if you read this please accept my sincere gratitude to you.  We all really enjoy learning more of the details behind the stories we've loved.

Now for the post.  Brigitte sent me a great update in the comments section of the original Real Deal post.  I am sharing it without permission.  I hope she will understand.  Here is some more information on Honore Dussiere.
As a Dusserre form this line, we are French and not Basque. There is a wonderful story told from a cowboy/ sheepherder who was a peer to my grandad Felix (the baby boy in the family photo) and to Great Grandpa Honore.  There is an accurate and charming story of Henore in this document. I am sorry that I don't have the exact page. It seems as if it was on around page 18...? Another bit of info, the Dusserre family played a significant role in building the first Catholic church in Price. Notre Dame.


  1. Dear Carrie, greetings from Canada! This evening I was THRILLED to stumble across your website Finding Fitzgerald, the Great Brain movie on YouTube, and now your blog site. My name is Nicole Herod. Growing up in the 70s I too absolutely LOVED the Great Brain series. In fact, it has played a huge role in shaping who I am today and what I do (I am a Writer). When I was in grade 6 I read one paragraph in the "Me and My Little Brain" book that changed my entire life. (See top of page 10). Just like J.D. I began to speak to my own "Great Brain" at night and was surprised to discover that it actually answered me, either in my dreams or when I woke up in the morning. This led me to develop a relationship with my own "Great Brain" (my intuition) over the course of my lifetime and use it in all areas of my life; I even use it in the work I do today. Consequently, I created a blog site to encourage people to tap into their own "Great Brain". The site is: In my blog post for next week I will be sure to talk about how this wonderful book series changed my life, and encourage people to visit yoru blog and web site. Thank you for keeping the dream alive! Sincerely, Nicole Herod.

  2. Welcome Nicole from Canada. I often wonder if John ever knew that his stories were an inspiration to readers. I know he knew they enjoyed them, but did he know how much encouragement they gave people like you and I. I am going to check out your blog. I love seeing what other people blog about. Stick with us.