Eshete, Daryl and Liz

Daryl Eshete was born in Houma in 1976. His father was from a prominent oyster family. In the late 1960's his father worked as a trucker for a wireline company. Daryl's father got hurt in the early 1980's and was disabled for the rest of his life. His family went from living in excess to being extremely poor, having to sell their house. His wife, Liz Eshete had a different story. Her father was involved in the gas business and during the crash he still had a good job. They moved up, as it were; due to the economy they able to buy a huge house because the prices were so low. At the time of his interview in 2002, Daryl was working at the Terrebonne Parish Library.