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This is the Real Thing. . . . .D-Day -1

photo from Wikipedia All the days, weeks, and months of training are over. . . . The waiting and training are over. . . the warriors knew for certain as they received live ammunition for the first time. And President … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Life of An Old Paratrooper

Here are Eric Labourdette’s  own words about his jump into La Friere Bridge zone in June 2017.   https://talesalongtheway.com/2017/08/11/eric-labourette-guide-extraordinaire/ ” I wanted to jump to honor and remember the sacrifice of all those paratroopers who gave their lives  for our freedom. … Continue reading

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Musee Airborne

The Airborne Museum, situated in the square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a few miles from D-Day landing beaches, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, relates the heroic adventure of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Through a … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

Notre Dame of Paris, is  one of the most famous  Gothic Cathedrals in the world , if not the most famous.  We visited it three times in four days in Paris  so D could get photos with just the perfect … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was one of the most recognizable artists of the 20 century. Much of this was  to his  characteristic flamboyant mustache as well as his piercing eyes. Dali was  born with high imagination revealed in the  spirit of his … Continue reading

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Sainte-Ephrem-le-Syriaque Church

As we started down the hill from The Pantheon, actually halfway down, we noticed this poster displayed before the chapel below.  There was an elegant black French iron fence which we peered through to learn  the details.  Checking the date … Continue reading

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The Foucault Pendulum

Before leaving the Pantheon and all its treasure, just a quick stop at the Foucault Pendulum . Those of you who know me are aware, I am sure, that physics is not my thing!   But David has a deep … Continue reading

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