Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I've been Fifi-fied!

Fifi Flowers...even her name is full of color and light and all things


She asked me to do a guest post for

her month long Paris Feast!

Check her out here...
tomorrow, as a culmination of the month

she is having a giveaway!!

Run...don't walk

I unearthed my old journal and some pictures
(I lived on the above street...well not ON the street, but overlooking it)

I went to school in Paris for a few months


I've got to say...I laughed out loud at myself and my writing...

Lighten up, man.

Everything was so philosophical, and dripping with

faux erudite commentary

Just OY.

Go visit Fifi to see some more of my pics from 26 years ago.
Check out all of her Parisian Posts...


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am going right over to Fifi's!

Thanks Linda!

Deborah said...

Oh how FUN. I am having a delightful time thinking of youthful Linda living on the streets of Paris...No wonder you are so sassy! Running over to Fifi's right now! **blows quick kisses** Deborah

Mango Gal said...

That was such an amazing post! You were so fortunate to have such a great experience. Great read!

J.Covington said...

Aie, aie, aie! miss those Parisain markets...what memories....used to live on Rue Labat near Sac le Coeur.

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank you soooooooo much for guest blogging... you were FAB!!! I am soooo jealous I did not get to go to Paris for school... le sigh! BUT... you got me to thinking and now I am looking into sending my son on an exchange program to France... and of course his mother will have to fly over, visit and fly home with him!!!
ENJOY your day... and THANK YOU soooo MUCH... you are welcomed to guest blog ANYTIME!!!

kate said...

I found you on Fifi!!! What a wonderful post,,,I so enjoyed your memories!!!
Lets do it again, soon. I just moved to Charleston, after living in Sarasota, fl. for 21yrs

Southern Rose said...

I'm here visiting from Fifi Flowers. I saw you'd lived in Paris and now live in Florida. I grew up on the Fla Gulf Coast and was swept away by a military man years ago. We are finally moving back to Florida this summer as he retires - yay! We were stationed in Paris a couple of years ago. Quelle expérience!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh boy. Looking forward to it! I'm off to France!

vicki archer said...

Loved it, xv.

Amy said...


Joyce said...

Linda I read your wonderful post at Fifi place and enjoyed it! xoxo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Awww Thanks you guys!

I am not lovin' a post about my early days...Oh but the stories...

The other thing I found in my journal were sugar cube wrappers (??) Lots and lots of them.

Remember sugar cubes? How quaint.

modernemama said...

I love Fifi's and to remind myself of France I keep La Perruche sugar cubes in the pantry and Savon de Marseille in the bathroom

MissBliss said...

That is truly amazing that you were in school in Paris!

I dream of Paris, and took French in high school and enough to jump ahead some in the college French level.

Paris is on the list!

It's fabulous that you have your journals, too!

There is an American writer's conference in Paris, in the summer--- WICE I think is the acronym... maybe we'll meet up there one summer :)

Renée Finberg said...

i was there, i saw it i loved it.

u r too fab.

anita said...

i agree with does stay with you ! i hold my visits amoungst my fav travels.

Suzann said...

ooooh la la. I'll pay FiFi a visit. Thanks.

niartist said...

OHH MY! I wanna live in Paris for a few months! :( Have you ever thought of going back? If you do - I'm sure your furniture will be too big for the little flats there, so why don't I just take that lamp, table, and chair now so that you don't have to try to find a place for it on short notice! ;)

Stephanie said...

oy is right :) when looking back on our young selves!

running now to see you in Paris!!

somepinkflowers said...

oh so good.

let's go to paris now
and walk
around looking for sugar cubes
and such things.


it is such fun to see
into the past
even when it is not yours.

{{ my stop was École Militaire }}

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, wow - I'm so jealous! Beautiful!

I know what you mean about reading stuff from our younger years - my journals make me laugh so much. :)

Have a great weekend~

Eloise said...

Loved your post on Fifi's blog! I, too, claim the Hemingway quote and am so thankful that I lived in Paris when I was younger (though I was a bit too young (15) to have the independent experience you did; it was still a wonderful experience living with a French family for a summer).


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