La Fete Nationale Paris July 14, 2018

229 years ago, today, France celebrates the symbol of the French Revolution with a military parade.  The people stormed the Bastille fortress prison against the monarch.  Tomorrow, France hopes for victory at the World Cup soccer final against Croatia.

This national holiday brings back many adventurous memories of my family celebrations in La Rochelle, Poitiers and Avignon.

I now raise a flute of champagne to honor my French heritage and gratefully thank my dear Maman Denise and Mame Jeanne for everything they imparted to me!