Post 1634. Wednesday March 7
Young François loved visiting Jean-Pierre and hearing about his wartime experiences as an officer in the French navy. Tales of valiant battles at sea.
François would tell Jean-Pierre about his adventures as a fearsome pirate, sailing to islands, searching for buried treasure. Sometimes he wore his eye patch and three pointed hat. His maman said one day he could have a parrot.
Twelve years ago Jean-Pierre died. François’ treasured possession is a medal left to him in his will. Jean-Pierre would have been so proud of François for today he embarks upon a career in the Marine Nationale just as he did many years before.
Written for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle.
This week’s picture is from Sandra Crook. Quite what the building is I’m unsure, but it appears to be in France and I have turned it into a retirement home for war veterans!