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Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 27 Mar 2012 11:18 AM | Anonymous member
    How To Declare War (Anno Domini, 1429)

    by Kenneth Anderson

    "Jhesus-Maria, King of England, and you, Duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the Kingdom of France, you, Guillaume de la Poule, count of Suffort, Jean, sire of Talbot, and you, Thomas, sire of Scales, who call yourselves lieutenants of the Duke of Bedford, acknowledge the summons of the King of Heaven. Render to the Maid here sent by God the King of Heaven, the keys of all the good towns which you have taken and violated in France. She is here come by God’s will to reclaim the blood royal. She is very ready to make peace, if you will acknowledge her to be right, provided that France you render, and pay for having held it. And you, archers, companions of war, men-at-arms and others who are before the town of Orleans, go away into your own country, by God. And if so be not done, expect news of the Maid who will come to see you shortly, to your very great injury. King of England, if you do not so, I am chief-in-war and in whatever place I attain your people in France, I will make them quit it willy-nilly. And if they will not obey, I will have them all slain; I am here sent by God, the King of Heaven, body for body, to drive you out of all France … (Written this Tuesday of Holy Week, March 22, 1429.)"

    Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, sends a formal letter of summons to the English upon the siege of Orleans.
  • 22 Mar 2012 4:18 AM | Deleted user
    Ruth Hottel sends us this:

    I knew Pierre well and, although I never got to go to his pétanque lessons, I loved hearing him talk about the fun they had. I also loved to hear him speak, with the addition of some English words and expressions gained over the years here in Toledo, all expressed in his never-fading Bitterois accent. He will be missed.


    Click these little photos of Pierre on the boulodrome for enlargements. 2006


  • 21 Mar 2012 12:08 PM | Anonymous member
    LONG time AFT member Pierre Cevertto passed away on Saturday, March 17th.  His obituary is on The Toledo Blade website here:

    Pierre had a warm and giving soul.  May he rest in peace.  We send our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.
  • 11 Mar 2012 7:03 AM | Deleted user

    My French is no  better this year than it has been - I can't often come up with an English word, never mind French - but my friends and others I speak with are not cutting me any slack. It seems everyone speaks at a normal (way too fast) cadence, none too clearly and none too loud. When I protest, saying,Je suis dur de la feuille, alors, il faut parler fortement, lentement et clairement, some giggle and carry on as before.

     It was  Cathy Eaton’s anniversaire and there was a surprise luncheon for her at Café Tapenade. There were 15 of us noisily filling up one end of the café, most of us having the plat du jour, osso buco. It’s still very windy but not too cold; bright sunny skies keep one in persistent good humor.
  • 04 Mar 2012 9:57 PM | Anonymous member
    I agree with this wholeheartedly, and my experience confirms it:
  • 08 Dec 2011 10:31 AM | Deleted user
    Check out the new wine blog put up by Jean-Marie Deschamps. Nicely done, it can be found here.
  • 30 Nov 2011 5:19 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you think we have had a lot of rain? Check out these photos of a flooded Paris in 1910:
  • 19 Nov 2011 2:02 PM | Deleted user
    Eileen Hoffmqn sent us these photos/

  • 22 Sep 2011 10:43 AM | Deleted user
    The log-in box in the upper right-hand corner has a line, "View Profile" Click that, then Select "Membership" from the Profile menu. You will find "Renew" there. Changes to other information, such as address, can also be made there.
  • 28 Jul 2011 8:35 PM | Deleted user
    Lol, somehow I missed Popi, Tom, and Marci at the Bastille Day celebration. (at least according to The Blade).
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