Bonjour, mes amis! I am going to tell you a little bit about myself on this page, and I'll do it through pictures, if that's okay. First thing: I don't like make-up much, as you can tell on this photo taken by my daughter Maïa. I am talking to my husband when she grabs this shot. So now you know 3 things about me.
I was born in the Basque Country, in the red spot on the Northern side--the French side. My father was Basque, my mother was Basque. So I am 100% Basque. Basque by blood, French by culture, American by adoption.
Both my parents were born in a region of the Basque land that looks like this. My mother's, close to St Jean-Pied-de-Port belongs to the Basse-Navarre province, my father's, closer to the sea and to St-Jean-de-Luz, belongs to the Labour province. I was born in Bayonne. When you click on the image, you will see a presentation of all these places.
TThis is a view of Bayonne, my hometown --twin city of Bayonne, NY. I used to walk that bridge when I went to work at a guide to the Musée Basque or to the Art Museum, Musée Bonnat. That was...less me see my Stone Age Reference... in 1977 and 1978. Ouch!