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  1. Marlyn & Monica
    November 15, 2019 @ 11:10 am



  2. Ann
    November 15, 2019 @ 11:34 am

    C’est formidable !


  3. Tim & Paula
    November 15, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Bernie, what a perfect city to celebrate your 80th Birthday and to have your family there only makes it wonderful. You have such a warm and loving spirit, I know why they traveled so far to enjoy this time with you. Happy Birthday Bearnar!


  4. Cynthia Ludwig
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

    What a special time and gathering of family. I am so pleased that everyone is there to celebrate Bernie. I can imagine the fullness of his heart. My hats off to you for planning this most special celebration!


  5. Beth Wise
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

    The joy shines through these beautiful faces. What an amazing, special gathering for a grand man. Happiest of birthdays, Bernie! And how dear you are, sweet Linda. Have a marvelous time.


  6. Deb Taylor
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Bernie!!!
    Always love your photos, Linda and Bernie! Lucky me…I learn more about Paris with every posting! I was very interested in the Alana Collection and you peaked my interest about the paintings that were on view. The Madonna and Child was painted by Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) the father of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) a very accomplished and somewhat “radical” female painter of her times, and one of my favorites! I look forward to many more photos to come!! Thank you!!


    • lspalla
      November 15, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much for the information on the painting!! It was my favorite of the exhibit!


  7. Linda Smith
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to Bernie! What a wonderful event with family to share this special day!


  8. Fred Mayer
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

    This is it my fine friend. Happy 80th birthday. I know today will be the great joyous occasion as has been planned. So wonderful that you could have family members from France and the U.S. to join you for this momentous party. What a treat!

    I agree with Linda that a repeat of this occasion should occur for your 85th. God willing, perhaps then we can join you for that celebration.


  9. Judy Gattis
    November 15, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    Kudos, Linda. You can really plan JUST THE RIGHT THING for any occasion, from visits of special family to everyday joes like us. I’m sure you could write another book just about this summer. Keep em coming. Your blogs are THE prologue to my day! The celebration will be commencing soon. May all of you have a glorious and blessed evening. BON ANNIVERSAIRE, mon Cher Bernard🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂🍾🍾🍾!!!


  10. Richard Perdue
    November 15, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

    Happy 80th Bernie! Have a great day!


  11. CarolynB
    November 15, 2019 @ 7:09 pm

    Joyeux anniversaire dear Bernie!

    Wishing you a beautiful celebration with your loved ones. Cheers to you hip hip hooray!! and many more.

    xx lots of love and all best wishes C and C


  12. Earle Self
    November 15, 2019 @ 8:12 pm

    I’m staring down the barrel. My 80th is on December 16… 🙂


  13. Amy Cameron
    November 15, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    HAPPY, Happy Birthday Bernie!!!! (Everything I type appears to be SPAM so “it” says, so this greeting will have to suffice.)


  14. Peggy Bilbro
    November 16, 2019 @ 3:45 pm

    Just now reading this post. So glad this day was more pleasant than the pustule and disappointments of the next day! Enjoy all your family.


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