Hope everyone had a lovely le Jour de Merci Donnant. Literal translation: Day of Thanks Giving.
Just wanted to share this fab photo, courtesy of the French Embassy in the US. I don't recall seeing a more impressive dinde (turkey) than this fancy feathered fellow. To be honest, I haven't seen many turkeys.
Did you figure out what glouglou means? Hint: The turkey says....
bonne nuit ~
22 November 2012
11 November 2012
|photo by Eric Tennin - Paris Daily Photo|
Today is Veteran's Day here in the U.S., a federal holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with Remembrance Day or poppy day as it's called in England and other commonwealth countries, as the poppy is used to commemorate the day. France does not have this tradition, but here is a drawing by artist Fred le Chevalier found in Paris. It may not be a poppy, but let's pretend that it is.
Note: The Germans signed the Armistice November 11th at 11:00 in l918.
|photo by Laura Skelding|
To commemorate Veterans Day in southwest Austin, students at St. Gabriel's Catholic School are planting flags. This year, the 3,000 flags will be on display honoring the U.S. service members who are currently living in Texas. When the display is completed, it will represent over 1.7 million veterans currently residing in Texas.
I love this photo.
à bientot ~