Montreal has (some of) the ambiance of Paris, the houses of San Francisco and the beauty of fall in Michigan.
Last Post from Paris 2016– Saw my 11th movie at one of the great old cinemas around town (Magnificent Obsession with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman 1955). I also saw Casablanca in a 50-seat theatre where it probably premiered as a new release in 1942. Said goodbye to my favorite ice cream lady who I saw everyday. She would see me coming and have my cone of Caramel Beurre Salé ready for me. I had a 17 € Martini at the Hemingway Bar in the Ritz. It comes with a rose — that must be justification for the price. My friend Holly and I had tea at the Mosque de Paris. I found my favorite Paris park statute — a lord amused by a crow feeding bread to a fox (which is one of Aesop’s Fables.)
A new “family” of writers. Me and my PAA classmates and mentors at closing festivities on the Quai Saint Bernard, where every evening (as weather permits) there is multi-genre dancing (salsa, tango, hip hop, swing, etc) in designated areas. We ended up gathering with the traditional Alsace French dancers.
And a gathering of expat-American authors and artists.
Detroit in Paris.
And 50+ years of friendship for the 3 Musketeers (Llynn, Renee & Speedy). We’ve got a LOT of stories!
More photos of hanging in Paris with childhood friend Llynn Taylor. We found this great BBQ joint named “Floyd’s”. My maiden name was ‘Floyd’ and that’s what friends who ‘knew me when’ still call me.