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!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

In memory of Francoise et Simone

Here is Francoise taking her daily morning walk. I was able to walk with her in early October 2019.  Along this walk she told me about a poem that she would recite by Jacques Prévert called "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 others 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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