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Wondrous Words Wednesday — 8 Comments

  1. I’m sure I’ll never remember the French, but I will remember the tips- especially the walking, and the being at peace with oneself. Isn’t that a fantastic piece of advice? Thanks for sharing, Joy.

  2. I enjoyed your words and the quotes as well. You’re getting a nice flavor of the country before you even get there, and that’s a good thing. I’m currently reading/listening to Bringing Up BeBe. It’s a look at how the French raise and “educate” their children from birth on. It’s fascinating and I now have a tremendous respect for French parents. It’s written by an American who lived in Paris and noticed a big difference in how young French children behaved versus the behavior of American children. I wonder what your observations will be as you visit.

  3. What a lovely post. I read French Women whenever it was that it came out, I don’t remember so many French phrases, but it’s nice to see them. Some are very familiar- pourquoi pas? Others aren’t- faire les cent pas and bien dans ta peau.

  4. Hi Joy,

    I am impressed with myself that I knew all of your French words this week!

    As I haven’t studied French since my school days (many, many years ago), I didn’t think that was bad going!

    Etat de grace is such an elegant sounding phrase, although I am not sure just how many women manage to achieve that state these days! Elegance is something which seems to have gone by the wayside, with the pasage of time … unfortunately!

    A great trip down memory lane for me this week, thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne

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