Remembering the Sammies with Three Old Men and All That Jazz

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  1. I’ll have to hard harder to make it to a concert the next time I’m there. There’s nothing like free beer to cool hot heads. I’m glad to see that you’re enjoying exploring the city. Another great post 🙂

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      1. Absolutely, scarfing down four cupcakes from Magnolia, two each, and soothing our aching soles at home while watching movies and planning what to eat next.

        The free beers happened because one of the ushers was kind enough to let us in on the secret. Most people were driven away from where we sat on the stands – even though we were not VIPs. The thing is that you have got to reach there first and grab seats, possibly at the top like our old friends did. They do not have the heart to throw you out then, it seems. Plus get a hold of bands at the entrance that can give you access to the good things xx

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      2. Aw thanks Lyz! It is the only way I feel connected to any place. I feel we share that common thread in the way we see places and it is good to have that connection xx

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  2. First of all, Happy Birthday to Addi! Many wonderful returns. Your story about the Sammies was fascinating. Didn’t know about them or the Lieutenant that brought Swing and Jazz to the farms of France! Just a note, Lex’s grandmother was born at the end of WWI and will be celebrating her 100th birthday next year! Aren’t birthdays great? 😉

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    1. Aw that is wonderful! She must have a bag of stories to share. I would love to read about them if you consider writing a post on her. Everyday in life for me is a bit more about learning new things. So here’s to this wonderful life, and also, Adi send you two virtual Magnolia cupcakes for the lovely wishes 🙂

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      1. I will wait to read this special post on her and I shall make it lemon and blueberry. My senses are still swimming in all that buttercream frosting and the delicious tangy flavour! 😀

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      1. That’s so nice to hear 🙂 It’s great when little things have such a big positive impact in our lives, and we can look back on them with fondness. Especially when it is with a loved one.

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  3. Though it was only a small part of the story, reading this made me go back in time to middle school when I played the violin. I was so good at it and loved doing concerts, I wish I had kept up with it. Good times.✨

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      1. It would be a lot of learning all over again ? it’s been years. But I know most would come back naturally. I’d definitely love to play again when I’m not trying to do so many other things at once lol

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  5. What a delightful post, from the music that lifted the spirits of France to the beers that lifted yours, I was captivated. Thank you .. and happy mildly belated birthday to Adi! Xx

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    1. Thank you love! He grins in happiness. Since he is working from home and seated next to me. It was surreal to find history, jazz, Maurice Chevalier lookalikes and free beer within that gorgeous park. Struck gold there xx

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      1. Oh, you will understand … on the move – many questions about where I would be but it is now settled … for now! I will be posting a few little distractions in the next couple of weeks whilst I nip back to England to check all is well and then get back in the saddle in August. That’s the plan. But it may go squiffy … you know the ropes! Thank you so much for asking. It’s nice to be noticed by absence ?

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      2. I have been noticing it and missing your posts. Just thought I should ask why already.

        I am curious about where you shall be settling. All in good time – when you are ready to let everyone know. Ah, good ol’ England. Please give her my heartfelt hugs and good luck for the plans to fall into line. Love and hugs xx

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    1. Hiya Nina, it was indeed. Adi did make me happy by saying it was one of the best. The veterans were adorable. Their passion about the concerts and music and Maurice Chevalier lookalikes made me smile. Let’s hope I meet them again 😉 xx

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    1. Hey Tracey 🙂 Thanks! It was heartwarming and amusing too. To meet a man as old as my father who is yet so with it. Twitter and social media at his fingertips. My father cannot wrap his head around them even if I sit with him for a week and teach him everything 😉 xx

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    1. Aw thanks Cheila. Conveyed to him right away. He says thanks with a wide smile. I did gossip girling with my boy who identified spots like where Blair and Chuck got married. He is a closet GG fan! My next post will have more on Central Park xx

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      1. Oh, Chuck Bass. Remember Blair said she had an itch only he could scratch? There’s several types of men, then there’s chuck bass. I think Rui might have a crush on that Arrow Guy

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  6. Ahh, I always love reading your posts – they bring such a smile to my face! I’m glad you found something fun to do that didn’t break the bank . . . and it will be a lovely birthday to remember for Adi! (Also – I had no clue that you ever lived in England!) xx

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    1. Hey Mia, thank you 🙂 It was a lovely birthday for Adi, and we did splurge a little on food by the end of it, so I had to balance it out. Fortunately, some great things in life can also come free 😉 We lived in Leicester for some time but mostly in Northampton xx

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