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France in the fallSeptember 5th, 2019So long.
Well, today’s title is a skosh ahead of itself. It’s 5:45 a.m. and dawn is still a way off but I am up, so, for me morning is here. I haven’t been a particularly good correspondent since Christmas. Maybe my … Continue reading
Michael’s cough has gotten better, then worse, then better. We made another trip up the hill to the farmacia and, after explaining his symptoms to another pharmacist, obtained a new kind of syrup. This one designed to relax the bronchial … Continue reading
We drove to Siena today, which is a very different thing, I can assure you, from driving our Sienna, which is something we frequently do when home. From Narni it is a long drive, about two and a half hours. … Continue reading
And I’m not talking about Tuesday’s gelato consumption! It’s that old time religion that’s the subject of this post. Yep, you got it: Catholicism. What’s with these guys and their need to rub our noses in their wealth and power? … Continue reading
Not all women in black are terrorists.
Is it just my imagination or does this look an awful lot like Uncle Babe?
I had the great privilege of traveling several times with my mother and one of her younger sisters, Billee. Billee was Catholic and she usually lit a candle when we were in cathedrals. Since auntie Billee passed away, Michael and … Continue reading
What a difference 44 years make. In 1971, when I was last in Avignon, my sister and I were doing the youth hostel, eurail, backpack thing. We were 20 and 22 years old, respectively, and our finances were limited. This … Continue reading
After our lovely lunch at Chez Bebelle, Michael and I decided to take full advantage of the generosity of the French parking meter and, also, of the beautiful, sunny day and do a tiny bit of exploration in central Narbonne. … Continue reading