zondag 1 november 2009

Toussaint/ All Saints' day


Today In France people go to the tombs of their family to put flowers. My neighbor told me that she went to five churchyards yesterday. She went to the graves of her husband, her parents, her grandparents, her great-grandparents, an aunt whom she loved and a former neighbor whose tomb never is visited.
She told me that even on television they talked about ‘Toussaint’, they warned for the traffic on the motorway. Since many years young people from the countryside went to Paris to work and live there. These days many of them go to the their native village to visit the graves of their dead family. 

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