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A tous les Vitter du monde (To All the Vitters in the World)
A tous les Vitter du monde (To All the Vitters in the World)
A comprehensive and entertaining account of the Vitter generations. The story starts with their ancestor Hérard Vitter, who moved from "l'Autriche antérieure" to the town of Clerval in the Doubs region of France in the late 1700s. Hérard's father in the old country was Mathieu Vitter, and Hérard's son Pierre is the one described above who emigrated from France to New Orleans in 1843. Jean-Pierre chronicled many of Hérard's descendants as well as some family legends. 
 
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Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter Steering Ole Miss to Greater Economic and Academic Gains
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter Steering Ole Miss to Greater Economic and Academic Gains
A lot has happened in the almost three years since Dr. Jeffrey Vitter took the helm as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss is the Flagship University of the state, considered the best-known college in the state with the largest enrollment, just over 23,258. With an annual budget of $2.5 billion, it is also an economic powerhouse. 
 
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Dr. Jeffrey Vitter Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Jeffrey Vitter Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
 
 
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Le sang qui coule dans nos veines (The Blood That Runs in Our Veins)
Le sang qui coule dans nos veines (The Blood That Runs in Our Veins)
Jean-Pierre solved the mystery from 17 years earlier in his report, A tous les Vitter du monde (To All the Vitters in the World), about how the Vitter family got to France. He reveals that Hérard Vitter was actually born as "Erhardus Wider" and came to Clerval, France from Bietingen (near Gottmadingen), Germany, which is on the Swiss border, three miles north of the Rhine River and five miles northeast of the northern Swiss village of Schaffhouse. 
 
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Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
Wendy put together a wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998, entitled Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes For a Happy Home. The cook book consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's.

When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.