January 1, 2013

TWELVE MONTHS IN TWELVE DAYS

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS – THE MONTH OF AUGUST

august1 In August my father decided he would come to Le Grand-Pressigny with us – we had been trying to persuade him to come for four years.

On the way we called at the grave of his uncle Sam in northern France, who was killed in the Great War in 1916, for my father to pay his respects.

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My dad was more than happy to sample the social life in the village and the weather was fantastic.  Beautiful blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures for a whole week with not a drop of rain. 

august3 We did a lot of sight-seeing, showing my dad the area with a certain amount of pride.

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Of course, the area has a good deal of history, some of it much closer to my dad’s lifetime than the Plantagenets.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !!

4 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you both. Good health and much happiness for the year to come.

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  2. Happy new year, Jean and Nick. I hope you get to spend a lot of sunny days at your home in France.

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  3. Happy New Year!
    We look forward to finding out about 2013...

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  4. Happy New Year both... glad your Dad enjoyed himself... and given this year's weather, glad it "turned out nice again"... lets hope for some more sunshine this year.
    Elf, w'Elf and Hipponess be with you in 2013!

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