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end of December

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Spencer Cahoon US visit
A few pictures from my brief US visit.  Spencer's Marine Boot camp graduation picture (Parris Island, SC), tree decorating, neighborhood decorations, historical Kensington photos, Grannie and her exercise class, Axel, Mitchell's new room, Dulles, back in Paris.

Spivak family in Paris
Levallois town hall and Christmas market, seafood market, drinks with Spivak's at Renaissance Hotel Wagram, dinner at traditional French bistro Sebillon Friday night Dec 23.  Check out the food - oysters, marrow in the bone with toast, their famous leg of lamb carved tableside, and crêpes suzettes.  Alex had his favorite fish soup for appetizer.

MORE pictures with the Spivak family around Paris
Sat December 24 - walking through the Christmas Market and manger scene again in our town, meeting up with the Spivak's to walk around town, buy cheese at Alleosse, have lunch (that's beet soup I am having, yum), metro to Moulin Rouge area, past the sex shops, up the steps …

Vincent's classroom open house

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I was in the US for Carrie's Dad's memorial service so I missed the last week of school before Winter Vacation (vacances d'hiver).  There was an open house on Friday December 16th in Vincent's kindergarten (grande section 2) classroom JD documented with photos.  Vincent has been working very hard since Toussaint vacation, learning to write, all about Egypt, making a "pyramide en sucre"(pyramid from sugar cubes), and singing.

Dec 16 pictures


December in France

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Le Mairie (Town Hall), Levallois-Perret
For the first time since we have lived in France (2009-2012 and 2014-present) we are staying in France for the Winter vacations (vacances d'hiver). So far so good, decent weather, and a visit from cousin Marjorie and her family on their way to Israel.
pictures - Magic'Noël-Ville de Levallois


Spivak family in France!  Dinner last night with the Spivak's and David's friend Paul at Sebillon restaurant. L-R: Bruce, Paul, David, Doug, Daniel, JD, Gab, Marjorie, Vincent and Alex
Live manger scene at the town hall!



Clarence "Nick" V. Kurtz, Jr. 1940 - 2016

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Most of you will know who Mr. Kurtz was, my best friend Carrie's Dad.  So many Nick stories!  The memorial service was a wonderful celebration of his life.