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Thursday, August 12, 2010


Epilogue according to Wikipedia, is a piece of writing at the end of a work of literature or drama, usually used to bring closure to the work.

This post is the Epilogue for French Lique, Texas blog. Over the past 3-months, as most of you know, I've been recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Those 3-months have given me lots of time to reflect and evaluate... the consequence of which is the end of French Lique.

It has been interesting and fun, most of the time, to blog here. I've made some real friends, inspired a few people and made a few people uneasy. I've shared dreams, thoughts, events and a lot of photos of treasured objects. I've enjoyed my stay, but it is time to go.

So here... the Epilogue...

French Lique is a fictional place. In a novel by Laura Lippman, her characters were traveling through French Lick, Indiana... I fell in love with the town's name and decided to name my fictional place in honor of French Lick... with my own spin... French Lique... "Lique" is not a real word, French or otherwise.

You can find the real me by google-ing Saint Hedwig, Texas... population 1875. I really do live in a small town out in the country on about 7-acres of land. I really do have a big front and back porch on a 40-year old ranch house.

I really am married to Ricky. We really do have 6 grown up children all of whom live in Texas..... and we really do have two white toy poodles named Precious and Roxy.

Ricky is Polish through and through... and I'm French and Irish... both of us Roman Catholic. Our heritages and religious beliefs color my thoughts and posts here in French Lique.

I do have 3 wonderful grandchildren, but their names aren't really Panda, Romeo and Little Einstein...though the nicknames describe them well.

Ricky will retire in 2012, and I will retire 3-years after that. We plan to spend our hot south Texas summers traveling, camper in tow, throughout the USA. There are so many places we haven't seen. We hope to spend our retirement visiting all those wonderful places.

Saying "good-bye" to French Lique is sad but sweet... I've given it lots of thought. I have other things to do now, and need to put my energy and time elsewhere.

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go." - Herman Hesse

So from me to's been fun... it's been a good ride... it's time to let go... for the final adieu... and a last good-bye from

Down Here in French Lique....