NOGENT EN BASSIGNY (Hte-Marne) La Place- Hotel et Cafe du Commerce. Last postcard brought back from #overthere after #worldwar1 by my Uncle Harry. Google street view of the same location is below. #armisticeday #veteransday (at Nogent-En-Bassigny, Champagne-Ardenne, France)

Another of my Uncle Harry’s postcards which he brought back from #overthere after #worldwar1. This is of MONTIGNY-le-ROI where he was encamped and La Fountaine du Puits Vachot. There aren’t any cows now. #armisticeday #veteransday

A postcard from my 2nd Great Uncle’s collection which he brought back from France. The color picture is the google street view of the same location. “MONTIGNY-le-ROI – Hotel de Ville et la Voie”. On the back of this postcard is written: “Our Hdqur were just opposite the school house and the old castle ruins and poppy and daisy field about which I wrote you back of Hdqur on the hill.” #overthere #armisticeday #worldwar1 (at Montigny-Le-Roi, Champagne-Ardenne, France)

We solemnly swear that we are up for a Cure!! Even in the rain! 😜 Thank you everyone for your support! #jdrf #jdrfwalk #jdrftriad #t1dwalk2015 #mischiefmanaged

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” #janeausten #happymichaelmas

“It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; though the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was only fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say ‘thag you very buch’. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party. Obstinate silence. They all feared that a song or some poetry was now imminent; and they were getting bored.”
JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring