To this day, my friends and I, particularly Anderson (Gut) Hebert and Johnny Johnson can give each other a reference point and know exactly what / where the other is talking about and the casual swamper / outsider not have a clue where we are talking about.
Forgive me, I digress…
The origin of the name ToBY’s (2b’s) Point may be loss to history. It’s origin and how it should be spelled is loss to all the people who I have spoke with who came of age in the 1940’s and 50’s. They all know of the name, but how it came about is not remembered. I speculate it may have been named so after someone with the first name Toby. Cajun slang could have been 2 b. What ever, it is fairly certain it came from the 1930’s or before. Because Mr. Felix Berthelot and others of his generation do not how it got the name.
The Top of the Natural Elongated Ridges Called ToBY’s (2 B’s) Point
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Several hundred feet long
ToBY’s (2b’s) Point
The high ground of ToBY’s point was a work place for the old time commercial fishermen of Bayou Pigeon in the 1940’s and 50’s because it was one the few spots in the swamp that did not go under water every year.
I stopped by Mr. Felix’s dock and showed him the turtle.
Milton Vaughn, cleaning turtles ( some mobelians) behind his home on Little Bayou Pigeon, 2014.
Browning the meat: