SOUVENIR de PARIS

Wednesday, October 10, 2012



This is special. My mom pulled out an old family album last night to show my Great Uncle. In it was a postcard type photo with my late Zeida Eddie on it, in Paris! There he is right in the middle, hands in pockets, no tie, a printed shirt under a jumper and his camera bag slung across him. This is ah-ma-zing for a number of reasons, but mainly one. Paris is the one city I dream of going to. I have been fortunate to travel elsewhere to wonderful places but for some reason I just can't get there. Not for lack of trying. Every time I plan it something else comes up, mainly work related so I can't complain too much. Of late I am itching and keep talking myself out of just going to the airport and hopping on a flight straight there. So to find this, and turn it over to see what it said, was not only a sign but just so utterly heart warming. It was addressed to my late Great Gran in Joburg, was dated 19/4/1953 and reads something like this from what I can make out:

"Dear Mom and Boys (his brothers back home),
Just a line from Paris where we are staying at the ___ Hotel in the Champs Elsyees near the Arc of Triumph (meant to be spelt Arc de Triomphe). ___ this morning was wonderful. Paris is very expensive. ___ in hotel cost me 10 / -. Dad and I going to Follies Bergere tonight.
Eddie"

I'll get there soon, and I'll send a postcard email home to tell of it all. Smiling right now.
xx

2 comments:

Yael said...

Loved this. Thank you for sharing. Is there any way we can take this page and share with someone we wish to ? XXX

Cara-Lee said...

Thank you :) Yes, you can copy this link and forward it to them: http://bit.ly/Oo4Jb8

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