Archive: March, 2008

Summer Time and Longevity …

All of us here in Europe were robbed this night of an hour of our lives. Fortunately (unfortunately?) this hour will be returned to us on Sunday October 26 when we all go back to Winter Time. This brings me to longevity … Latest statistics published here in Paris show that the French are living […]

Thar’s gold in them thar bottles …

(Bottle of Yquem …) Here in France respectability has finally come to the pawnshop. No longer would anyone have to hide that they’ve pawned Old Auntie Germaine’s cameo hat-pin. ‘Mais non’, from now one may even let the pawnbroker’s slip lie about for everyone to see – and admire. The reason is that the ‘Crédit […]

She’s gone …

In my previous post I said that I hoped that Madame Chantal Sebire would go quietly in the night. It might not have been quite like that … but she has died. The news broke last night (Wednesday, 20) at 9.30. The police say that they have not yet been able to establish the cause […]

Die and let live …

Today I will speak of that taboo subject … death. Lazare Ponticelli, France’s last Great War veteran, died last Wednesday (March 12) aged 110. He was laid to rest yesterday with full military honors, and good for France. Chantal Sebire, 52, however wants to die but France has told her she can’t. She no longer […]

What’s in a word …

Once, when my pronunciation of a French word was rather incorrect, I was told that the French say that it doesn’t matter what one does as long as one pronounces it properly. I can add to this now: I can say that the French still do not mind what one does but one must have […]

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