Saturday, September 20, 2014

No matter how they change her, I’ll remember her that way

In four remarkable posts, the lovely Vagabonde (who lives only a few miles from me over in Marietta) has described the liberation of Paris in August 1944 through the eyes of one who was there -- herself. She was four years old at the time.

You may be amazed at what you read and see.

Recollection: The Liberation of Paris in August 1944 (part 1)
(posted August 24, 2014)

Recollection: The Liberation of Paris in August 1944 (part 2)
(posted September 1, 2014)

Recollection: The Liberation of Paris in August 1944 (part 3)
(posted September 9, 2014)

Recollection: The Liberation of Paris in August 1944 (final part)
(posted September 16, 2014)

You should take the time to read all four posts. You may learn a few things you never knew.

In other news, our firstborn turns 50 years of age today. When he was born, disposable diapers did not exist. They were not invented until our third child came along. All diapers were cloth, which necessitated the buying of a plastic lidded diaper pail to keep soiled diapers in until we could wash them and hang them out to dry and collect them from the line and fold them into neat stacks. What I'm trying to say, and not doing a very good job of it, is simply this: No matter how we changed him, we’ll remember him that way.

4 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Vagabonde's posts are ALWAYS well researched and fascinating.
Happy birthday to your eldest. And I wonder how he remembers you best...

Helsie said...

As a confirmed lover of Paris I too found the posts about WW2 liberation very interesting . A lot of new information there too.

All Consuming said...

I love the links, that's really fascinating information, and the photographs too...thank you for those and I hope your offspring had as fine a day and evening as I did *smiles.

LightExpectations said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I look forward to reading these!