Archive for ‘France’

What I Liked Best

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The trip was fun; we got to do a lot of stuff. My 5 favorite things that we did were: meeting my friend Josef, pushing the sailboats in Paris, being at Normandy, going hunting with the bushmen in Tanzania and seeing all the animals in Africa. I feel like I never went because it went […]

Jeb & Gus remembering the 101st

Seeing Normandy Through Their Eyes

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When Gus was 7, he spent the whole day of June 6th watching specials on The History Channel about the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. I was a bit worried. I think I have a natural anti-war bent, and to have my young son so enthralled with war made me a bit queasy. But on the […]

A Different War in Normandy

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Bayeux Tapestry is 1000 years old and made of cloth. It’s 17 meters long and has lots of pictures embroidered on it. I saw it in the town of Bayeux in Normandy. The Bayeux Tapestry was made to tell the story of how William conquered Britain and became ruler of England. It all started […]

Normandy: Where It All Happened

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I have been interested in World War II ever since I was little. The battles, the ends where it looked like it was certain defeat and the drama. I have tried to learn everything about it ever since. I’ve watched movies and read books. D-Day was one of the most interesting events in World War […]

Jeb's anti-smoking poster

April in Paris

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

In the 30s, a song called “April in Paris,” was written for a Broadway show and has since been performed by Billy Holiday, Frank Sinatra and lots of other crooners. My friend Franklin sings this line when he wanted to express pure delight. Now that I’ve spent an April week in Paris, I understand what […]