Monday, March 16, 2015

Twist And Shout - And A French Blog Fan!

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There was a 5 km run before the St. Paddy's parade. At the end, the crowd got together in Kiener Plaza, had a few mid-morning brewskis and milled around. There was a band. Some in attendance decided to show their stuff. I think one of them had actually participated in the race.

Later, I was elbowing my way down Market Street toward the staging area. A woman with a charming French accent stopped me. (All French accents are charming. And Irish, too. But not German. Definitely not.) "Eeks-kyuze me," she said. "Are you Bob Crowe?" Mais oui! It turns out Simone is now living in St. Louis with her husband Jay and their daughter, Lynne. (I hope I got the names right.) She reads STL DPB and enjoyed my photos from France last year. Je ai été enchanté.                        

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11 comments:

Halcyon said...

What's wrong with German accents?

Norma Beishir said...

Small world!

I think German accents are fine, but not as lyrical as French, Irish or Scottish.

Birdman said...

Wow! You're a star!
There goes your 15 minutes of fame.

Sharon Anck said...

How fun to have a blog lover recognize you. It's so much fun to meet a reader.

Bob Crowe said...

Halcyon - There is nothing wrong with German. It is the language of Goethe and Schiller (and my wife’s family). It’s just that it’s not, well, lilting.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful and whimsical shots, Bob.

cieldequimper said...

Isn't blogging fun, on green day parade or any other day?

(My Mum is German and I think her accent is irresistible!!!)

Denton Harryman said...

wonderful that you met a fan .. especially one from France

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fun was that Bob, a fan with zee charming accent, tres cool :)

https://chroniquesduneglobeteteuse.wordpress.com/ said...

Hi,
I am the french fan (Sophie, by the way !). Before joining my (now) husband here in Saint Louis, I discovered the city through this blog, so thanks again, Bob !
I guess I will try to keep my French accent...

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha, must be great to meet a fan of the blog just like that!