Fascinating. I was speaking to friends about doing a documentary in Louisiana. My ancestor was there in the mid-18th century under the French governor Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, after which the latter gifted the former with land in 1752 in Hudson, Qc that had belonged to his father, also governor of New France. Pierre was born in Quebec city.
I didn't know there was a Monaco connection. Its funny to hear obtuse references to Louisiana's beginnings in movies like Le Bossu, one of my favourites, with Daniel Auteuil. I hope Albert will meet Zachary Richard, Daniel Lanois and all those great singers. Lanois produced U2, I think.
Fun. I hope to go, if life can become unstuck soon.
Well, thank God. You do have to leave something for future historians. The excerpts are a bit dry. If Caroline wants to share no doubt a loaded mother-daughter bond, she might want to listen to herself describe the change in Albert when he became a parent and how he understands things differently now. Maybe her bond to Grace is too close or too raw, being the eldest. I always say to my friends' daughters when they've come to me, that a mother doesn't know where she ends and her daughter begins, and so often they can be so brutally candid with their daughters and different with their sons. Its the creation paradigm. Its uninterrupted.
Here are two videos from Fat Al's 60th birthday celebrations. Notice Trampy's absence in video #1 --although, it seems that poor 'lil Jacques is wearing her sunglasses. In video #2 Trampy is wearing sunglasses for an evening event!
Hot off the press (internet!) from Riviera Radio April 10, 2018: (I can't but think about all of the personal water bottles that end up in the sea. Why not re-fill and re-use?)
"Prince Albert of Monaco warns of 'irreversible tragedies' facing world's oceans - His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco has said that urgent action is needed in order to avoid “irreversible tragedies” in the world’s oceans caused by plastic pollution and climate change. Speaking at a major conference at Edinburgh University Prince Albert told the gathering of academics, senior official and ministers that the threats facing the oceans were “increasingly alarming”and people must stop believing it was possible to pour “anything and everything” into them “without consequences.” The conference was organized by the Monaco Blue Initiative, a think tank that aims to bring together experts and decision makers to find practical solutions. It was set up by the prince’s foundation and the Oceanographic Institute."