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  1. Shobha
    June 6, 2024 @ 2:47 pm


    Thank you for sharing these special memories and photos. We share your joy. I knew this special anniversary will bring up many memories for you. We are blessed indeed!



  2. Antonia Konzotis
    June 6, 2024 @ 2:56 pm

    Such happy memories celebrating with you both. Sending love and warmest wishes from London xx


  3. Antonia Konzotis
    June 6, 2024 @ 2:57 pm

    Such happy memories! Looking forward to creating new memories in Paris with you both later this year. Sending love and warmest wishes, Antonia and Malcolm xx


  4. Monica & Marlyn
    June 6, 2024 @ 4:05 pm

    So many wonderful memories for you. Even the near-disasters make great stories. But this blog diary made me hungry!


  5. Thad Mauldin
    June 6, 2024 @ 4:25 pm

    we are truly blessed! My first operational assignment was to a small Air Base in France, and we stood on those bluffs and looked over those beaches almost 60 years ago. You never forget.


  6. David Lipkin
    June 6, 2024 @ 6:02 pm

    Dear Linda Spalla ,

    I have followed your blogs about Paris for many years and enjoy them immensely. I spent five years in Europe in Belgium and subsequently went to Paris many times. I have seen many blogs and picture books for tourists and none of which have been as interesting as your blog.

    I wonder if you have ever considered making a picture book of all your excellent photos with minimal commentary. I have been to almost every place that you have shown in your book.. It brought back long forgotten memories. I have reviewed many picture books with static pictures which really are not the same as yours perhaps it’s because I read your book
    “ Travels with Bernie” and have followed you since then but nevertheless I would urge you to put your pictures together in the form of a book with minimal commentary. People have been to Paris and love Paris will know what’s going on and I think we would appreciate it more than the usual tourist books. Your pictures show real ;life.

    Thank you for your blog and many years of enjoyment looking over your shoulder. Please give my suggestions your consideration. And please continue your blog for as long as possible
    . Sincerely yours,
    David Lipkin


    • lspalla
      June 7, 2024 @ 12:35 am

      David, what a lovely comment! Thank you ever so much. I’ll certainly give your idea consideration. Bernie and are finding ourselves getting old! Alas, but perhaps there’s still a spark of energy to investigate a project of this magnitude. When we go to Paris in December to see the newly renovated Notre Dame, Bernie will be 85 and I, 77! We’ll have to eat our Wheaties.


  7. Susan Fureigh
    June 6, 2024 @ 10:17 pm

    Thank you for posting, Linda!
    I hope you and Bernie are well. Such a lovely couple!


  8. Bonnie F.
    June 7, 2024 @ 2:26 pm

    I sincerely hope you and Bernie have a few more Paris trips in you. Find ways to make it less physically stressful. I was there this spring for 2 weeks (age 82) and met a friend who is 89 and uses a cane. et,she took the metro everywhere! I used the Batobus to get from one side of Paris to the other. And in between i used Uber, if it was too far for me to walk.


  9. Lynne Berry
    June 7, 2024 @ 3:37 pm

    Just delightful! Makes me hungry – for the food and for Paris!


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