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Romantic Evening in the City of Light for two and a half.
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cigalechanta



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

expatSteve,

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf763070.tip.html
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ExpatSteve



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

25 - 30. The first one I bought in France in the 1970s and I collected them over the years until I stopped working in downtown San Francisco in the 1990s.
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cigalechanta



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

expat, where is Lemé? I couldn't find it on the map
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to pitch in late with this, but I find etymology etc. very interesting:
I thought Paris owed its name Ville lumière to the introduction of street-lighting there by Gabriel Nicolas de La Reynie, so that lumière really does refer to light?

Lyon is the Ville DES Lumière - the town of the intellectual lights.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cigalechanta....look a little closer at your monitor--ExpatSteve is in LERNE, not leme--the "r" and "n" are simply too close together.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chocotte....another fascinating and plausible explanation, thank you! I found this on the 'net:

"La Reynie is generally held responsible for turning Paris from a squalid medieval city into the bright modern metropolis that came to be known as "the City of Lights". His most famous case was the "Affair of the Poisons" a scandal of witchcraft and poisoning that spread all the way to the King's mistress."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gingerpale! I found it in the Loire near Chinon.
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Andrew le Gourmand



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffin wrote:
Laughing Yeah, that and the unswerving modesty!!


Don't let the false modesty fool you its pure affectation: I was brought up in the belief that a gentleman should always appear modest and I always try to be a gentleman. Or at least to appear to be one.

I suspect that I'd have had more fun being a cad, or, quite possibly, a bounder: I never had the looks for a scoundrel.

You also have to consider the possibility that i am taking my nearest and dearest to Paris against their will because I want to go. But then why would I possibly want to go to Paris?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExpatSteve---a friend of mine has taken all my late husband's ties and is producing a star pattern in a quilt out of them!
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Andrew le Gourmand



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just save the ties for suitable occasions? I almost never wear ties these days, whoever came up with the idea of "business casual" should be flogged publicly, but I do like to when the occasion demands or when I feel like.

Failing that, give them to some deserving reli who still works in an environment where people still dress appropriately.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, how fortunate you are to have such a friend who will turn the ties into a "memory quilt". I've seen a number of these and have helped quilt a couple of them. They are a beautiful, longlasting comfort. May it bring a smile to your face whenever you look at it -- and surely when you wrap yourself in its memories.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, you will have a unique treasure of love!
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Andrew le Gourmand



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A memory Quilt?

What a great idea. I never heard of that before

The image of wrapping oneself in memories, literally, is so appropriate. I gave my wife my grandmother's engagement ring and it is so comforting to feel her close to us at times when we are... Not at our best.

This seems so much more, immediate, personal.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

back to Ville lumière...actually, I live in Paris, and we don't usually talk of Paris in those words...in France, Lyon is usually Ville des lumières... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, what a wonderful idea - please, please share photos of the quilt when it's finished, or even when it's still a 'work in progress'. It will be fabulous!

I've also seen some wonderful handbags made out of silk ties, but a memory quilt is the very best way to use these treasures.
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