Wednesday, March 12, 2003

More delightful anecdotes from Yankee-loving French via Rod Dreher:

"One of the most moving things I have EVER seen was my father's 60-something assistant, a wiry, austere, formal French woman, bear down on an American college student who was wearing short-shorts and listening to his boombox in one of the cemeteries in Normandie. She grabbed him by the ear and dragged his face down to one of the crosses and proceeded to explain to him that he owed more respect than that to the 23-year-old who died on a nearby beach to help liberate Western Europe (somehow, this point gets lost) from Nazi domination."

Great stuff.


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