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08 October 2020


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Your Parisian experience was interesting to read and I appreciate your sharing it! Hopping over to your blog, I'm saddened to read that you recently lost your partner. May your beautiful memories fill your heart with joy and laughter and love and may you find comfort among long distance friends, connected through blogs around the world.

Another wonderful blog post............Always interesting to read.
Thanks for sharing

Just mercy, lol. I woke up this morning with a wrenched headache and a cranky attitude -I laughed through this entire post! Thank you! lol (still laughing) Our 2 daughters went to Europe together and of course, Paris was scheduled. Reading your account reminds me much of theirs! They had no idea where they were staying, they just tried to book as cheaply as possible and ended up on a street where their taxi driver dropped them off at the corner as well after a ride that begged them not to stay at their hotel. They got out and realized they were staying at was essentially an "hour to hour" hotel! They were there for 3 days and let's just say they saw much more than they bargained for! They too appreciated the French for being French, and just rolled with it -although said that if they really needed assistance they realized very quickly that older men and women, like in their late 70s+ were very kind without being creepy or snarky! That, and at some point you just need to lay down a credit card and eat real food! Thank you for the fun read - it brought back such giggly memories from our own kids! (now I'm heading over to your blog to check it out!)

Alan and I met on this blog many years ago and we are still in touch with each other. I'm so happy to see his post on your blog, Corey.

Now this memory is seared in my mind also. 😂 I was kind of hoping for the “when in Rome” ending? Thanks for sharing. I needed the laugh and I think I will remember your story every time I see a garbage bag.
Also, Corey I’m enjoying each and every one of your “guest” blog posts. I hope others will contribute as it’s really fun to see a glimpse into your followers lives.

I was not expecting this ending when I started this post with my coffee. LOLOL! I have to say that if quarantine and Covid aren't vaccinated away soon, I will be one of those old men you pulled back the curtain and saw! Thanks for sharing your story.

Nice to meet you and thanks for the humor!!

Alan, Your story is funny and graphic. After reading about brocantes, art and beauty you provide us with a very different French experience. Reminds me of some of the French crime/detective films where there is a grey line between the criminals and the French Police. Not what we think of when we think of Paris.

Have the image seared into my brain. Loved the read

So wonderful to hear a fellow Chicagoan's voice on this blog! I laughed out loud and remember some interesting places on Lincoln Ave. years ago too. Living in DC now, your post brought me out of the depths of the political news and into a Paris backstreet. Thanks!

I "met" Alan (and by proxy, Mark) on Corey's blog years ago. I followed him from Florida to Chicago and laughed at all of his posts. I especially loved Alica! I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I continued to read his posts, even though I couldn't figure out how to comment anymore (some computer glitch.) I sent him a switchplate (for a light switch) of the famous David statue years ago. Mark, you have years of wonderful memories, draw upon those, though I know they are nothing compared to the love you shared. With sympathy, jackie

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