Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Paris - May 1954

Paris card sent to M/M CJ Uible - May 2, 1954
Calvin is really showing us Paris and all its surroundings.  
Today we went to the American Church in Paris, the first American church established in Europe [in 1814].  Very nice service.  We also went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, not quite as tall [1063 feet] as the Empire State Building [1250 feet], and got a wonderful view of the city from all sides.  Saw Napoleon's tomb.  We really appreciate bed by nightfall.  Love, H&J
Napoleon's Coffin Postcard sent to M/M CJ Uible - May 4, 1954
[Tuesday] 4 May 1954
Calvin has been simply wonderful to us here.  Last night we went to his Apt. and met M. & Mme Balters [?] and they are so lovely.  See why Calvin chose to live with them and they think so much of him.
Received 4 letters here from you + others; really hit the jackpot.  On to London tomorrow.  Will write from there about when we'll get to New Vienna, all depends on New York and customs!  Love, Harold & Jean. Charles – received your letter here.

Note on address side of card about The Principia in St. Louis appears to be written in Jean's handwriting, but not sure it has any significance to this card otherwise.  The Principia is a Christian Science college.

1 comment:

Mary Uible Crowson said...

Remind me what Calvin was studying in Paris---a Fulbright scholar as I recall??

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