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Newsletter May 2015
One popular subject I've run across many a time on social media and in the press, is the perception that France is suffering from 'brain drain'. Perception based on the young, well educated, leaving the country. This is often viwed as a sinister admission by France's youth that France has failed them.

Pentecost Monday
Pentecost Monday or Whit Monday - lundi de Pentecote in French, is a bank holiday in France. The word Pentecost comes from Greek for 50  pentekostos. Pentecost is 49 days after Easter.

May 22, 1911
Pont Neuf and Ile de la Cite in Paris from a postcard dated May 22, 1911.

Pot au Feu
Pot au Feu - literary pot on the fire, is a traditional French dish best described as hearty. Pot au Feu is a simple to make and often eaten among family.

May 20th, 1907
Monument Eleve aux Aeronautes du Siege de Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine from a postcard postmarked May 20th, 1907.

May 19th, 1907
Les Buttes Chaumont (Parc des Buttes Chaumont) in Paris from a postcard postmarked May 19th, 1907.

Thanking Listeners, Eating Road Kill and France's Route 66
Hangout starts with a surprise from Jan. She shows some pheasant feathers. Her husband accidentally killed a pheasant and took it to his father to be cooked. Jan says, she doesn't do 'road kill'! She'll have it for Sunday dinner. She had similar experience with her ex-husband killing a rabbit and taking it home to eat.

Hudson in Provence
Hudson, the lovable pooch who first appeared in Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-pat Dog, is back and thirsting for new adventures--this time in the glorious south of France.


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