Monday, October 15, 2007


Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, was the Ambassador to France succeeding Benjamin Franklin in 1785.

At age 77, Thomas Jefferson began to write his memoirs and facts about himself for his own reference and for his family. This is from those notes.

To himself: "So ask the traveled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on earth would you rather live? -- Certainly, in my own where are all my friends, my relations, and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. Which would be your second choice? France."

(Autobiography, 1821)

A few days ago my husband asked, "If you could live anywhere besides where we live now, where would you like to live?

My answer: FRANCE

Tell me ... where would you like to live?


Anonymous said...

I would love to live in Tuscany. Just a little house that is forever old an lots of character.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to live in England or France. But the summers would be spent in the Yucatan/Caribbean.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I honestly don't think I'd like to live permanently in any other country - Canada is the best in my biased opinion. Now if you're going to ask me where I'd like to visit.... hehe

Kathleen Marie said...

I would like to live in a different place for each year of the rest of my life. I would start with Ireland, Italy, Australia, NYC, Florida (on the beach)... South Africa, SoCal, Israel.... Lots of places but only places that have the four main seasons, Summer, Winter, Autumn and Christmas....No winter for me thank you very much!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Deborah, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really try to go & visit all of you who stop by & it's getting more difficult. I hope you'll come back again soon! Dont' you just love Pioneer Woman's blog?


Amy said...

Probably Scotland, Ireland or England. I'd love to see where my ancestors came from.