Archive for May, 2015

Bonne anniversaire, Maurice!

Our oldest citizen is thankfully in good health and good spirits. His cheerful, gentle smile brightens everyone’s day whenever they see him, as he makes the rounds of the village shopping for bread and groceries, always ready with a kind word, often with a mischievous quip and a twinkle in his eye…

Continue Reading May 27, 2015 at 1:33 am 1 comment

V-E Day, As Experienced by a French Child

“On the 8 of May 1945, I was alone in our house. My father was at work, and my mother had gone out with my brother and my little sister…Suddenly all the bells in the three churches of Les Riceys began to peal at once, which both startled and worried me….”

Continue Reading May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

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