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  1. Cindi
    June 7, 2023 @ 11:29 am

    So happy to hear your days are going well. The Normandy photos are appreciated as well as your pictures of your Paris neighborhoods. I’m happy to hear you have time to relax and renew.


  2. Judy Gattis
    June 7, 2023 @ 1:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing the cross rubbings. What an undertaking! Makes me wonder how many individuals take part.
    The best thing I read- …and the vertigo is better.” PTL!


  3. Penny Billings
    June 7, 2023 @ 2:24 pm

    Amazing undertaking in Normandy. Loving the beautiful flowers in your pictures!


  4. Bonnie
    June 7, 2023 @ 9:40 pm

    I think a visit to Normandy should be on everyone’s list of must see places when they come to France. So many gave their lives, not just Americans, to win back freedom for Europe. Seeing the beaches and the daunting task of scaling the cliffs is sobering. I was there for the first time in the “80’s. There were many older veterans there with their families, recounting what they had enduring or encountered as part of that effort. it was hard not to stand and eves drop on each one. I returned 3 years ago and still felt awe at it all. On my first visit, one could walk among the crosses, but not now. I understand why, but miss having the opportunity to feel more communion with those buried there.


    • lspalla
      June 8, 2023 @ 6:14 am

      Bonnie, you can walk among the crosses quite easily these days. The entire field is open and accessible.


  5. Pat
    June 7, 2023 @ 11:16 pm

    It’s good to hear you Catch Your Breathe and enjoy quiet days in Paris.


  6. Ann Rivard
    June 8, 2023 @ 8:17 pm

    I especially enjoyed the Normandy Beach photos. How very sobering they are. Would that every American could experience this and understand what our greatest generation was made of. Thank you for sharing those, and the information about the sand rubbings. It is good that these efforts are still appreciated and acknowledged.
    Your joyful photos are also a treasure to share. What a wonderful adventure you and Bernie are on. And how selfless you are to share it with all of us!

    Merci beaucoup


    • lspalla
      June 9, 2023 @ 7:17 am

      Thanks for your always kind comments!


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