jeudi 18 septembre 2014
A mystery in the village....
We all stood in silence at the village war memorial in the lashing rain watching as our new mayor performed a tree- planting ceremony. This new, large addition situated on the outskirts of the village was to commemorate the American soldiers who had lost their lives here in Normandy following D-Day in June 1944
All seemed to be going well; a number of 'monsieurs' assisted the Mayor to plant the new tree whilst quite a few 'madames' stood huddled together picking fault with their work muttering under their breath "it's not straight", "it needs a bigger hole", etc, etc.
There then followed a celebration in the village hall - and the wine flowed. A good time was had. All was well with the world.
But.................the next morning - tragedy.
The tree had completely disappeared!!!
Had it been stolen?
Did someone not like the new mayor?
Did someone fancy a new tree on their driveway?
Was it only on loan!
I shall keep you updated with any news.
"Treegate" is now well under way!
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