As I mentioned in my last post, we have been lucky to have several loyal Possum World readers visiting this past week. In fact, Saturday was a first, as we had the first ever International Possum World Summit when River Rat and husband Tony from the Great State of New Jersey were here at the same time as Suzanne from cosmopolitan Montreal in Canada and, of course, yours truly, JM, Shmoo Alexander and Peaches LaRoo from right here in the Possum Kingdom!  What fun!

We didn’t get to spend much time with Suzanne (and her little Mini), but we’ve been getting to visit a lot with Rattie and Tony. We have a final dinner scheduled for tonight, as they are off to Toulouse and their flight back home tomorrow morning (strikes permitting that is).

What a joy it is to meet people whom you’ve only “known” through correspondence. Getting to really visit instead of just jotting off a few lines is a very special experience. Especially when you discover that you have more in common than you even realized. The worst thing, though, is knowing that is only for a short time and that they must return to their real lives far away.

I hope that we were able to show our little corner of the world to its advantage; despite the DELUGE that we had on Sunday and Monday! We had 12 inches of rain in a 24 hour period, which makes tourism a slightly unpleasant experience. Luckily, French friends had also come for lunch, so I think we were able to keep Tony and Rattie entertained for at least part of the day. They held their own in conversation admirably!

Bon Voyage, good friends! Come back to see us soon!

Ciao for now,


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2 thoughts on “Visitors!

  1. oh it was so much fun to get to know you and JM in your own environnement! We had to rush away to meet family members in the next village of Rivel where my ancestor Jean-Pierre Rolland left his village in 1753 to come to Nouvelle-France but our stay in Chalabre was fantastic meeting all your neighbors, walking the narrow streets, buying a very warm coat at the saturday morning market. And it was a great pleasure to hear your comments on your move to a small french village. Please continue to tell us all about your daily life in Chalabre, I love your blog.
    I will be back in 2012.

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