|Tree planted at the Mairie last summer for the inaguration of the new mayor and village council.|
Before the Mayor's address to the village, we observed a full minute of silence in honor of the victims of this week's violence in Paris. We live very far away from Paris' hustle and bustle and equally as far away from her lifestyle, but every French man, no matter where he lives, bleeds blue, white and red for France; every French woman holds Marianne dear to her heat. It was a very solemn moment.
Jacques' speech was brief extending good wishes to all for a happy new year and then giving a quick overview of the work of each council committee. The highlight was, of course, the lovely update of the road and area around the Mairie. Of note....the village population has increased to a whopping 177 souls! We're growing! The evening closed with drinks and nibbles compliments of the Mayor and the council. Solidarity is important in French life. I felt it keenly last evening with my village.