LeeAnne Richards

AOL

#1666 Sep 20, 2011
Shirley Farlee wrote:
<quoted text>Reading your post brought back so many fond memories of Petite. I played for countless hours on the playground equipment your father put there. I lived there from 1963-1966. I was went to Paris American too for third to fifth grade. Petite Beauregard was a great place to be a kid. I had lots of friends and a great neighborhood to play in. While we were there they blacktopped the sidewalks in front of all the buildings and they were all connected together so we could skate completely around the 15 apartment buildings and back to ours without leaving the blacktop which was so smooth with dips and curves and little hills in it. We would walk to the base Valuso to go to the movies for the whole day on Saturdays for 10 cents. We camped all over Europe too and even went to Garmish for two weeks. My dad brought home about 65 antique clocks and numerous dry sinks, figurines, potty stands and all kinds of neat things they bought at the flea markets. My Dad is 81 and Mom is 79 and both are still doing great with their house full of antiques and the clock ring every 15 minutes. Dad taught himself how to repair them since they were in rough shape most of the time when he bought them and still has a booming business fixing antique clocks for several jewelry stores and moving companies. Reading your post is like a blast from the past. One of my favorite things I remember was eating candy shells and coca cola suckers. I'm surprised they don't have them over here. My daughter just moved to England for four years and I really hope to go visit her and while I'm there I hope to get to go back just to see how things look there now. My parents took my brother and I everywhere in Paris and the rest of France and most of the European countries. Such great childhood memories. Dad was a sargent in the Marine Corps. We lived in Building 3 Apt.7. I and my friends were very thankful for all the fun stuff your dad thought to put there. I'm in eastern NC now but I think of those days often and my folks still talk about it at every family gathering.
Hi, We lived at Petit Beauregard from 1965 until we moved Patch Barracks in March of 1967. My dad was Aid de Camp to General Burchinal at SHAPE. As I am reading all of these posts I realize I really need to get the specifics from my parents of where we were exactly...I was a Air force Brat for a long time! I was in 4th and half of 5th grade at the Paris American School - I think it was in the city but it was wherever the high school was. I remember vividly the nursery at Bel Manoir. They would right your meal schedule on your hand in magic marker. I also remember the huge (for Paris) snow storm we had in the winter of 66/67. Nobody had sleds so we used whatever we could find to slide down the hill in the complex. Even the parents joined in. We have movies of that! I remember vividly the swingsets in the middle of the complex. I flew over the top of one on Halloween evening and spent the rest of the evening in Paris American Hospital with a concusion. The move in the middle of the school year was the first time I ever knew kids when I got to my new school! I thought that was the most wonderful thing! I wasn't the only new kid! I remember the adults saying as we were driving our big American cars out of Paris...would the last American to leave Paris please turn off the lights! When we had arrived in Paris we stayed at a little pension with a bunch of other scared American wives and happy little kids. No car, no refrigerator and often no husband! I remember storing our milk on the window sill and having croissants and butter with hot tea for petit dejuener. I would love to get in touch with other kids (well not kids anymore) from Petit Beauregard and the Paris American School from 65/66/67 in 4th, and 5th grade. My best friend at the time was Lisa Saylor and another name I remember is Susan Van Pars.
William E Payne

Steelville, MO

#1667 Sep 21, 2011
I was in 525 ENGR DT in Toul in 1958 @ 59 when I came home Dec. of 59 Sgt. Mosier was Motot Sgt. and A Sgt Bush was a mechanic . Also any body know a sp5 Allen that was there in 58 @ 59.
Teddy Lawson -

London, KY

#1668 Sep 21, 2011
While reading posts on this site and looking for people whom I served with who may or may not be on here I have noticed a Davy-Boy who says he was the Company Clerk of 11th General Dispensary which was located at Braconne Army Depot, Braconne France. That statement in entirely fraudulent. There was never anyone the Company clerk at the 11th General Dispensary from the latter part of 63 until July of 65 but Specalist 4 Teddy D. Lawson.

Teddy D. Lawson
Al Eidenberg SP4

Korea

#1669 Sep 22, 2011
I was stationed with the 256 Signal Co (Spt) at Nancy, France,'62 to '64. Sure would like to hear from anyone that was there at that time. The only other names I can remember are Ed Dahl, Henry Huff, Dave Marr, Marshall (Rich) Richards, Alan Greenwood, a Coleman, and a Dankel. Can't believe that was 50 years ago!
Mike Moore

Woodland Hills, CA

#1670 Sep 22, 2011
LeeAnne,

It sounds like we were there at both places at the same time. We arrived in June 1966 and I started 1st grade that fall. We had to wait to get into Petit Beauregard and I remember staying in a hotel right off the Champs Elysees that had an open elevator that terrifed my mom and her little boys. All I remember about Petit Beaurgard is eating baguettes from a local shop and a large fight between all of the American kids in the complex and some French kids who climbed over the wall to insult us. Even us little kids were mobilized. We moved to Patch Barracks in February of 1967.

You don't have a brother named Dave do you? If so, you guys followed us back to the States and lived in the same neighborhood in Alexandria, VA.
E foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1671 Sep 26, 2011
Tracey wrote:
I lived with my parents, Kenneth R. Howard (CPO 1st Class, USN) and Joan Howard from 1963 to 1966. We first lived in Bougival in a regular apartment while waiting for an apartment at SHAPE Village. I believe we finally moved into SHAPE Village in 1964. We lived on the 3rd floor corner apartment at the end of the curved building after the hairpin turn. I remember I absolutely hated to take the trash down into the basement and always ran back up the stairs. The apartments can be found on Google maps as Residence d'Hennemont, St. Germain en Laye. I attended Paris American in Garche but I was in elementary school.
Can you remember if it was BLOCK One or BLOCK Ten? The tunnel ran under the entire length of the building and not only did we have garbage there but storage lockers. Lit every ten or twenty feet by a 25 watt bulb, it was no playground.
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1672 Sep 26, 2011
Does anybody from DesLoges remember going to office Christmas parties at Cazaudehore,St.Germain en Laye?I remember the first time I went and going into the "any sex restroom.What a shocker for a newly young married girl from KY.My husband,YN W.B.Watson USN ,and his buddy,Jerry Crocker US ARMY ,were laughing at me and Jerry's wife as we emerged red faced from the ladie's/men's room.They knew how it was and didn't tell us.The place is now very famous and I have seen it in Gourmet Cooking magazines.

http://www.cazaudehore.fr/#/fr/accueil/
Tracey

Alexandria, VA

#1673 Sep 27, 2011
E foubert wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you remember if it was BLOCK One or BLOCK Ten? The tunnel ran under the entire length of the building and not only did we have garbage there but storage lockers. Lit every ten or twenty feet by a 25 watt bulb, it was no playground.
I'm not sure. I just know that it was at the end of the building where you came down the hill and made a hairpin turn to go in front of the building. Oh my, I remember those storage lockers and how poorly lit it was. I would swear there were rats down there. And the steps seemed so steep to get to the lobby. I would bolt up those and then up the three flights to our apartment.
Tracey

Alexandria, VA

#1674 Sep 27, 2011
LeeAnne Richards wrote:
<quoted text>
and the Paris American School from 65/66/67 in 4th, and 5th grade. My best friend at the time was Lisa Saylor and another name I remember is Susan Van Pars.
I was in the 5th grade in 1966 at Paris American. My maiden name is Howard. I believe my teachers name was Mrs. Herdman? I just remember she gave me an F in gym just because I couldn't do one sit-up.
vncn12 r cdt mw

Stow, OH

#1675 Sep 27, 2011
I went to Paris American High school from 63 to 66. When I tell people here that I went to the prom at the Eiffel tower they think I am nuts. I am glad I found the PAHS webpage now I can prove it to them! Best wishes to all of my fellow military brats!
E foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1678 Sep 28, 2011
Tracey wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure. I just know that it was at the end of the building where you came down the hill and made a hairpin turn to go in front of the building. Oh my, I remember those storage lockers and how poorly lit it was. I would swear there were rats down there. And the steps seemed so steep to get to the lobby. I would bolt up those and then up the three flights to our apartment.
If it was a very long building then it was Block One; there was ramp going down from the street after the hairpin. Our friends were mainly Canadian; the few Americans I knew were pete peterson and sandra mann.
You can find shots of the village Hennemont which were posted a few years ago after a terrible windstorm hitting France; even the woods behind your block and mine are intact.
Tracey

Boonsboro, MD

#1679 Sep 28, 2011
E foubert wrote:
<quoted text>
If it was a very long building then it was Block One; there was ramp going down from the street after the hairpin. Our friends were mainly Canadian; the few Americans I knew were pete peterson and sandra mann.
You can find shots of the village Hennemont which were posted a few years ago after a terrible windstorm hitting France; even the woods behind your block and mine are intact.
OMG! My dad knew a Pete Peterson. My dad was Ken (Huck) Howard. I wonder if we knew each other??? Yes, it was the very long, curved building. We were up on the 3rd floor with our balcony being right on the end in the back. Can I just search on Hennemont and find the photos?
Sue

AOL

#1680 Sep 28, 2011
Al Eidenberg SP4 wrote:
I was stationed with the 256 Signal Co (Spt) at Nancy, France,'62 to '64. Sure would like to hear from anyone that was there at that time. The only other names I can remember are Ed Dahl, Henry Huff, Dave Marr, Marshall (Rich) Richards, Alan Greenwood, a Coleman, and a Dankel. Can't believe that was 50 years ago!
My dad was there then, Capt Crowley.
scotty bennett

Clarkesville, GA

#1681 Sep 28, 2011
Hi Jonnie Jones,
I was in the Co.D,83rd Engr Bn. from Oct 60 to Sep 62 and went to the Disp. several times. Do you remember the polish Doc. that was assigned to the 11th gen. I also remember some of you guys use to inhale alot of oxyzen after hard night of drining!
I always enjoyed talking to you,but I didn't get a chance to know you well!
Sue

AOL

#1682 Sep 28, 2011
Marie Cardoso Potter wrote:
I was a teacher (3rd.grade}at Toul Rosieres AFB in France from 1960-1962 with many fond memories of my youth and experiences there.Although I am in touch with a few who were stationed there, it would be "awesome" to be in touch with former students and personel. Make my day!
Here you are:

http://trab.packwebs.net/

My dad was Army at Nancy, but many of the folks from TRAB were my classmates.
johnnie jones

Grenada, MS

#1683 Sep 29, 2011
scotty bennett wrote:
Hi Jonnie Jones,
I was in the Co.D,83rd Engr Bn. from Oct 60 to Sep 62 and went to the Disp. several times. Do you remember the polish Doc. that was assigned to the 11th gen. I also remember some of you guys use to inhale alot of oxyzen after hard night of drining!
I always enjoyed talking to you,but I didn't get a chance to know you well!
Scotty Bennett, thanks for acknowledgeing my comment. I have been trying to locate people who may have known me. Jusr reliving the past and wondering what Braconne is like today. Doc Krawchezk ( may be spelled wrong) was a good friend of mine. Yes we did use a lot of oxygen to survive but loved the good times. I don't remember a lot of people from the 83rd by name but by some of the things that went on such as the Indian we called chief that when he got drunk we usually had to get him in a straightjacket until he sobered up. Also a first sgt. that used to salute the generals helicopter. I looked on my atlas and can't find
Dawsonville,Ga. What is it close to. I have relatives living close to Fairburn, Ga. Plan to be there within the next few weeks. Hoping you will reply to these comments.

thanks again. Johnnie Jones
E foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1684 Sep 29, 2011
Tracey wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG! My dad knew a Pete Peterson. My dad was Ken (Huck) Howard. I wonder if we knew each other??? Yes, it was the very long, curved building. We were up on the 3rd floor with our balcony being right on the end in the back. Can I just search on Hennemont and find the photos?
Yes, I believe the father was a Navy or Air Force Pilot; the son was blond tall and Swedish looking; he had a stamp collection of Hitler Heads. Yes, if you Google Earth Hennemont you will find your Block and mine, which was just east and down the hill from you, next to the French elementary school. We would also go to the Petit domain which was just south of the Church and Chateau to buy cookies and whatnot.
On Halloween we had a blast, dressing up and tiring ourselves out with the hundreds of doors; some family just left a huge back and a sign saying help yourself.

I cannot imagine a happier place for a child than back then.
E foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1685 Sep 29, 2011
E foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1686 Sep 29, 2011
E foubert wrote:
check this out; just found it by looking for the architect; this is your Block One, the back of it, under construction.
http://archiwebture.citechaillot.fr/awt/vigne...
Tracey

Boonsboro, MD

#1688 Sep 30, 2011
E foubert wrote:
<quoted text>
check this out; just found it by looking for the architect; this is your Block One, the back of it, under construction.
http://archiwebture.citechaillot.fr/awt/vigne...
Thank you so much for the memories. Yes it was a fun place to grow up as a kid. I loved my room in the apartment and got a kick out of going outside and collecting chestnuts. I always complained when relatives came for a visit to Paris because we would have to do the usual - Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, the Arc, the Louvre, etc. I appreciate it so much more now when I go back. Two years ago my husband and I spent 12 days in Paris, and darn the French, they had a rail strike, because St. Germain was on the list to visit. In 2013, I am treating my nephew to a trip to Paris for his graduation - maybe we can rent a car for the day and swing into SHAPE Village. I also want to get to Bougival because that's where we first lived before an apartment came open in SHAPE. Given an opportunity, I would live back in France again.

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