Friday, March 20, 2020

The ducks are returning!

My backyard before the coronavirus





My backyard clean up after being forced to stay home





 And look the ducks are finally returning!!!







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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

In memory of Francoise et Simone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSuqh79ZKAk





Here is Francoise taking her daily morning walks. I was able to walk with her in early October 2018.  Along this walk she told me about a poem that she would recite by Jacques Prévert called Chanson Des escargots 






CHANSON DES ESCARGOTS

A l'enterrement d'une feuille morte
Deux escargots s'en vont
Ils ont la coquille noire,
Du crêpe autour des cornes
Ils s'en vont dans le soir
Un très beau soir d'automne
Hélas ! quand ils arrivent
C'est déjà le printemps.
Les feuilles qui étaient mortes
Sont toutes ressuscitées,
Et les deux escargots
Sont très désappointés.


Jacques Prévert



Here is Francoise sewing a carrying case for her pies and quiches. She was always thinking of ways to make other's happy.





This link is of my mother reciting some poetry



Home movies of the Chabal's on the 1950's



Simone and Steve in 1990



Isabel visits the USA in 1960


Francoise and Simone talk about the old days


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020