Postcards: France 1989

postcards, travels

Dear Mom,

I’m in Paris for my 31st birthday! It’s all about history and art here, and jazz hot out on the street. The French think Americans are terribly rude. Café au lait and nouvelle cuisine on the Champs-Elysees, a French haircut, le Tour Eiffel – trip of a lifetime!

Margie

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Margie B Klein: In 1989, I was lucky to travel to Europe for a natural resources seminar, comparing eastern and western block countries. It was a truly historic experience, occurring only months before the communist block fell.

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Sarah Leamy is a freelance writer, a novelist, and cartoonist. She is a MFA student at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is on the editorial team at Upstreet, Hunger Mountain, and Wanderlust-Journal. She is currently writing a collection of short stories as well as a novel called Buzzed, Busted, and Broke. She has lived in England, Germany, Spain, Guatemala and the Southwest of the US. Sarah lives in Vermont.