Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Les Cafes

"We'll get a table by the street,
in our old familiar place,
you and me face to face."
Billy Joel

We had our spots. The cafes where everyone knew our names. Places that I'd wander to with my children for an ice cream and a chat. Or a hot chocolate, a coffee and a giggle. We shared many secrets, dreams and happy moments...out on the sidewalks, under the sunny skies with a wine glass in our hands. No matter the age or beverage, everyone is served a wine glass in Paris!

When we stepped outside our neighborhood, one of the most wonderful things about our city was that there was the feeling of "home" on every corner. The little cafes were always ready....with their cane chairs and wobbly round tables. Ready for a good long conversation between best friends. Ready for a pre-movie snack on a date night. Or ready for a visit from a traveling grandmother and her two little Parisian grand kids. 

Joining Kathy for


  1. I am just loving your Paris memories - what a wonderful way to connect it to this song!

  2. Cheers! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. what wonderful memories! x

  4. How sweet. Love the commentary too.

  5. Love, love....LOVE! Oh what memories you made during your travels. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

  6. Such a sweet photo (that could've been taken yesterday). My boys are still learning how to handle their water in wine glasses, though we're not quite on a first name basis at caf├ęs. How marvelous that you were!

  7. Oh yes, the little cafes on every corner in any city in Europe, where you can sit outside and enjoy - I miss those...

  8. What a truly wonderful memory and I LOVE the picture... just perfect for the song