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Happy B-day Beaumarchais

Beaumarchais statue near Bastille

Happy B-day Pierre-Augustin Caron, aka de Beaumarchais!  Thanks to this slick gun-runner, the Americans had more weapons to fight the British and win our independence.

He’d be 286 today, which is also the name of my first computer!  (Joke for us oldies).  Although he didn’t have a computer, he still found a way to write stuff, like this:

« Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n’est point d’éloge flatteur. Il n’y a que les petits hommes qui redoutent les petits écrits. » 

Which means, ‘Hey, dude, if I can’t criticize you, my flattering comments are worth diddley.  Only little men worry about little words.’

I’ve been researching de B, along with about 50 other folks as part of four cool projects I’m working on.  Watch this space for more info about the residents of the world’s most visited resting place.

Coming soon…

I’ll guide you to his final demeure on my VoiceMap tours of the Père Lachaise cemetery, and recite stories from his life.  See funny pictures and text from our picnic together in The Chairfather book.

The passed have never been more alive!

Book a lunch date with the fallen famous NOW!

Or later…

Really, it doesn’t matter. Their agendas are quite open.


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