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Off to the countryside to pick cherries and picnic with family…

Hoping to peek into the old warehouses where my Northern Italian

grandfather kept all the necessary equipment for managing his

fruit orchards. Records at Ellis Island show he arrived from Italy

with little more than a hundred dollars. In California,  he worked

unloading ship’s cargo and bought property, piece by piece,

planting groves of walnuts, peaches, nectarines, pears, cherries.

Remembering and grateful for family not here today…

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend…

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The French Country Home

Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery

Bernard Touillon