“Under the Tower” – by Debbie Ambrous

I admit that I am infatuated with France.

Keeper of “A French Opportunity” and perhaps more to come …

My friends say I must have French bloodlines, with the shadow of castle towers in my background and a previous pathway of ancient cobblestones.

South Alabama blood flows slowly in my veins, with the shadow of the giant Opp, Alabama water tower looming in my past, not castle towers or the Eiffel Tower! My pathway was strewn with sawdust from Daddy’s cabinet shop, not centuries-old stones in a historic lane.  I love it all just the same!  While Daddy’s saws were buzzing and whirling my imagination was soaring to foreign, exotic, enticing parts of the world.  My feet touched many of those places, but the one that seems most like a second home to me is France…

Read the rest of the story and see more pictures on    www.SouthernFriedFrench.com

I have the privilege of appearing this week as a guest writer on the beautiful website created by Lynn McBride.  Lynn, the fortunate lady, lives in a castle in France!  When she lived in the U.S. she was regional magazine editor for Meredith Publishing (Better Homes & Gardens and Traditional Home). She currently writes for magazines in the U.S. and UK.  Need I say more?  See for yourself at her lovely website, especially while she has me on her page.  Don’t forget to leave a comment while you are over there enjoying yourself.  Ya’ll come back!

6 thoughts on ““Under the Tower” – by Debbie Ambrous

  1. Debbie .. I left the following at French Word A Day for you, but thought I’d send it direct, just in case you don’t go back to that particular posting .. this is in reference to your statement about turning “red as a tomato” while publicly speaking .. Enjoy 🙂 Aloha, Bill Facker

    DEBBIE .. at the beginning of your “talk”, tell the audience you are blessed with a gift of heightened perception which notifies you when in the presence of those possessing superior intellect. Further, inform them “the gift”, once initiated, bestows upon your body the rare and highly pleasureable “Receptor Red” enzyme, which is immediately conveyed and shared with those in the group who have incredibly high IQ’s. When your fears mount and you turn red, smile inwardly as you enjoy the spectacle of watching everyone cast brief glances at their own extremeties as they hope, wish, and pray for the gift of “Receptor Red”…AND intelligence. 🙂

    • Bill,
      I laughed so hard when I saw your comment. It sounds EXACTLY like something my husband Jim would make up. Are you sure he did not put you up to this? I loved it. Please do come back to visit often.

  2. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

    • I’m very sorry the post was a problem and especially that you took time to write a long comment. The same thing has happened to me on other websites. I believe the system must get suspicious when it is open for a long time, but it should understand that we need some time to write!!! I’m very glad that you like the blog and thank you for writing.

    • Yes, you read about the Japanese cherry blossoms and wonder what is the big deal about trees in bloom, but when you see it you understand. They are truly awesome! Thanks for your comment. Oh, yes, and of course I think Daniel is awesome also.

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