I asked Patrick a few days ago, “Shouldn’t we be back in Paris by now?” (We go back and forth every year.) Two years ago when we took my mom we were already there by the middle of February. I, of course, wanted mom to spend Springtime in Paris so she could fall in love […]
Entries Tagged as 'Katawoo'
March 19th, 2009 · By Lynn
August 11th, 2008 · By Lynn
The first time Katia ate snails was on her 3rd birthday when Patrick and I took her to a French restaurant. She looked at the plate and asked us, “What are they?”
I made a fist and stuck up my first two fingers bent like the tentacles of a snail and slowly moved my hand. “They’re […]
August 6th, 2008 · By Lynn
Things change yet remain the same. When I first arrived in Paris in 1971, I was amazed by the way the French would speak about the war (WWII) as though it had happened yesterday! It would come up in daily conversations over and over; a remark here, or a reminder there, but for me it […]
July 30th, 2008 · By Lynn
Katia called her parents and said, “Mom! Dad! I almost died!”
“Uh, let me explain!” I cried, running to get the other phone so I could do some explaining!
If anyone had read my post Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign, then you would know that if I was telling this story to Michelle she would have said, “There are signs […]
July 13th, 2008 · By Lynn
A week after the “dog incident” we were on the Champs-Elysées after we had climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Our plan was to eat pastries and have tea at Ladurée. I mean, where else would we have gone for a lemon tart (which is my favorite), but to Ladurée! They […]
July 9th, 2008 · By Lynn
A dear friend of mine passed away and I find it hard to believe that she’s been gone a full year. There are moments, especially when I’m driving, that I think, can she truly be gone? Or I’ll talk to her in my mind and it’s almost as if I can hear her voice and […]
July 8th, 2008 · By Lynn
A few days later, Katia, Patrick and I had just left the apartment a few minutes earlier, Patrick was a few feet ahead of us looking in a shop window, when two big dogs bursted out of an apartment building unleashed. The German Shepherd came straight toward us barking at Katia. The dog was […]
July 6th, 2008 · By Lynn
I had a friend, Michelle, who saw signs everywhere to the point where we all began to think she was a little crazy. If she saw a dead bird she would say, “Uh oh! I’m going to get news about someone who died.” Or if she saw people coming toward her with a suitcase […]
June 29th, 2008 · By Lynn
No cell phones, no e-mails, no computers; just back to a simpler time when people couldn’t contact you at any given moment. It was wonderful! Yes, we did listen to the answering machine when we got home every evening, but that was all. Katarina, Patrick and I spent our time like tourists in a city […]
June 4th, 2008 · By Lynn
I will be on hiatus for the next several weeks as I show my little niece, Katarina, just how beautiful Paris truly is!
Maya Muses: Special moments that make life wonderful!
Photo Credit: Rita Crane