In Vacaville, California, a sixth grade boy won a local spelling bee with the word ‘zydeco.’  Vacaville is just northeast of the San Francisco Bay area, not far removed from cities like Richmond and Oakland, which have been hot beds of zydeco exiles from Louisiana.  Queen Ida Guillory and many others gather and play regularly.  Wonder if ‘zydeco’ was on standard spelling bee lists around the country.

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