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Re: aftermath was: war

Marge, that's pretty interesting.  I guess that's the mind set you have
when it used to take generations to build cathedrals.  On the other hand
in this country if it isn't absolutely, positively done overnight we
freak out!  Viva la France!


Marge Talt wrote:

> > From: Cornergar@aol.com
> >We lived in Europe in' 52 and altho' Germany was
> > rebuilding France still looked like a war zone even that many years
> > later.Kathyz5
> ----------
> I was there, then, too, Kathy and you are right.  A total difference
> in outlook.  We lived in Orleans at the time and the cathedral, which
> has two towers, had one of them badly damaged by a bomb and it was
> under reconstruction the whole time we were there.  I remember my Mom
> asked one of the men (there were 2 of them - father and son) who were
> doing the rebuilding about this and their attitude was  that if they
> didn't get it finished, someone after them would:-)  They did,
> eventually, as I have seen photos of them from the 80's and they are
> whole again, but I have no idea how long it actually took.
> OTOH, from total rubble as far as the eye could see in '48, by '52
> many German cities had been just about totally rebuilt...
> Not that the French weren't doing any rebuilding; in '50 we lived in
> a brand new house built on a bomb site, but the lots across the
> street and next to us were still blasted out bomb sites - remember my
> brother found some live grenades while playing over there and brought
> them home, which caused a certain amount of stir in the family:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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