Yes, indeed they did! And we still find new examples of their presence even today. It s really quite amazing. And, Marsha, just out of respect, pleaseMessage 1 of 5 , Apr 21View SourceYes, indeed they did! And we still find new examples of their presence even today. It's really quite amazing.And, Marsha, just out of respect, please remember that Anne was always silently aggrieved when people left the final e off her name. Of course she was too polite to ever mention it directly to the offenders and Peggy assured her that silent acceptance was the best (and most lady-like) response (or so she [Peggy] reported in her lengthy memoir).Please do let us know if you discover any more evidence of their European adventures and accomplishments.Yokwe,Skip----- Original Message -----From: Marsha BollingerSent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 3:29 PMSubject: Re: [marshallsmicro8s] Le Mont St. MichelOh that Peggy and Ann. They do get around.
On Apr 20, 2013, at 3:34 PM, "Skip Polson" <skippolson@...> wrote:Thanks for this, Marsha. Speaking of interesting facts and stories, the current bridge construction project you mentioned reminded me that the original idea, drawings and plans for the old causeway were prepared by Peggy and Anne after they visited there the first time (I'm guessing they were in their mid-30s at that time). It was very forward thinking and a bold project for two women to propose in that day and age.I'm greatly enjoying your trip. Thanks for all the photos and updates.Greetings also to that old dude you're traveling with.Skip----- Original Message -----From: Marsha BollingerTo: Marshallsmicro8s@yahoogroups.com ; Edie Kahn ; elliepaulmalykont ; Susan Hughes ; Deena Richmond ; Julia Miller ; Judy Mahony ; emkm922@... ; Benita Bollinger ; sjbollinger@... ; Linda Griffith ; Linda Wallace ; Doug Griffith ; petragriffith@... ; darzline@... ; Lorie Adoff ; Cathryn Sells ; Raye Flelming ; Merlene Olivia ; W & S Lyczkowski ; scastaneda@... ; steven moberg,phd ; Jamie Ford ; dmg@...Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:30 AMSubject: [marshallsmicro8s] Le Mont St. Michel
For those of you who have not been there, Mt Saint Michel is as fantastic as it looks in this picture. We stayed at a place with this view...actually because the cheaper hotel messed up our reservations and were a room short for two couples.
We walked to the top of the abbey in the rain....some 300 steps, although it seemed like more, and arrived just in time for a tour in English given by a very funny, crotchety old, although he was probably about our age, guy who was French but had lived in London for many years. Many jokes and interesting facts and stories later we learned a lot about the place. There are 3 monks and 7 nuns living there along with the tourist vendors and sandwich shops. I had always wanted to go there and for us it was worth the trip. I kept wondering what Morro Rock would look like with a church or castle on the top.
They are currently building a bridge to the mountain and have plans to destroy the causeway, that must have cost a fortune to build, because the causeway resulted in the bay silting up. More later.