Friday, June 17, 2016
A New Year Party to Remember" about a party in London where I also mention my trips to England. Since a teenager, I had taken the ferry from Dieppe, France to Newhaven, England, almost a dozen times. Below are old postcards of Dieppe harbor station.
Cité " made up of apartment buildings around a closed courtyard. On the right side of the courtyard was the Metro Goldwyn Meyer studio in France (MGM-Paris.) There, they showed films to distributors, repaired them, dubbed them, etc. My little friends and I would play in the yard listening to the (loud) sound of westerns, horses, etc., coming from the always open studio window. The boys in our group were the cowboys and my girl friend and I were the Indian maidens. I got to really dislike cowboys (our boy playmates were rough) and decided that when I grew up I would go to the Indian country. I came to the US to visit the country, learn the culture, visit Native American areas and listen to jazz, live. I had a large collection of Blue Note jazz vinyl albums. My favorite jazz artist was Thelonious Monk. Money was never in the equation as I said above. Below is the courtyard in Paris where I played as a child (located near the Sacre-Coeur of Montmartre.)
Cherokee Indian Market and Festival of Native People. By now I have visited 48 US states (not Delaware and New Hampshire) as well as the US territory of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean region (as well as Mexico and Canada.)
Here is the link to my immigrant story on The Guardian:
I hope you will read it.
here to see the post again. I wish that next year, in June 2017, we may be able to travel to San Francisco for our 50th wedding anniversary, but with my husband's illness, it is uncertain. Today, to celebrate, we had lunch at a small Colombian restaurant called Kiosco. First, we were served a garbanzo salad then my husband had Bandeja Paisa/Grilled Steak, Chorizo, Pork Grinds, Maduros, Avocado, Rice and Beans w/an egg ($15) and I had Cerdo en Salsa de Pimienta/12 oz Pork Loin Smothered in Black Pepper Gravy with Rice and Beans ($10.50.) The food was good with generous portions. For dessert my husband had the Tres Leches Cake, and I had the Coffee Flan ($5.50 ea.) The restaurant is located near the Square in Marietta, next to the historic 1860 Murray House.