The Story of My Life so Far - Part 97 - Geneviève is coming back - Vacations in a Maison Familiale - Thinking of emigratingsteemCreated with Sketch.

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This is the story of my life so far: 68 years and counting.
Prequel: A Brief History of my Family in France



The story starts here
Previous episode: Part 96


In 1991 or 1992, suddenly Geneviève moved back with us in the house in Limeil-Brévannes. I don't know why she did that, as it was not to live with me. She probably broke up with the man she was living with up to then.

She took Roseline's bedroom. So Roseline had to move to Betty's bedroom, and they both were not very happy about that.

As far as I remember, Geneviève was not participating fully in the family life. This was an awkward situation that lasted for more than two years.


In 1987, I had bought a new car, a Renault Express (known also as Renault Extra or Renault Rapid).


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Renault Express
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With this car, I went on vacations with my four children. Of course, we went several times to the Abbey, where they could meet their cousins and where they had a lot of fun. Thirty years later, they still remember the good times they had at the Abbey.

Having good memories of the vacations I spent when I was a child in Maisons Familiales, one summer, I decided to go to a Maison Familiale with my four children.

I had looked at several of them and made a reservation in one Maison Familiale in the Pyrenees. Unfortunately, as I am sometimes distracted and forgetful, I first went to another one in the Alps! It's only when they told me that they had no reservation for us that I remembered that it was the wrong one.

So, we continued to the maison in the Pyrenees, for a trip of 1,500 km in one day.

When we arrived at around 8PM, we were told to go directly to the dining room where the dinner was already served.

The other guests saw us arriving, one white guy and four black children, very tired. They immediately nicknamed me as the white father.
We had a good time at this Maison Familiale.


The situation at our house in Limeil-Brévannes, with Geneviève living there, but not really living with us, could not last for too long.

So, I decided to try to emigrate to North America, preferably to Canada, as I had good memories of my stay in Halifax in 1979-1982.

Continue to Part 98.


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Salut, j'espère qu'il y aura la version Française, j'essaye de lire en Anglais pour apprendre un peu la langue, j'ai reconnu le renault express, j'en avais un quand j'avais ma société de livraison, le mien était bleu, mais ça me rappelle des souvenirs de quand j'étais jeune, merci

The story attracted me and I loves what I read I had to follow and go read the previous once so I can catch up, nice reading your life story!

Sad and interesting story and your car is amazing..

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i love cars😍

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