Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jean-Luc Loves Fish

Jean-Luc came from a family of fisherman, so it was natural that he should have a love of fish. It's just that his love of fish was, well, a little different. Fish were all he thought or dreamed about. Friends would try to talk to him about football or drinking, but he always found an opportunity to bring up the subject of fish.  When he was twenty, Jean-Luc proposed to his girlfriend, Marie-Claire, by presenting her with a basket of fish, the ultimate romantic gesture.

She said, "This is my engagement ring-a fish? I don't think so."
Finally, Jean-Luc found a girl who loved him despite his fish fetish. Margaux had never had enough to eat as a child and reasoned that at least you could eat a fish, whereas a ring was not really useful in any way.

They enjoyed a courtship of fishing and other romantic pursuits.

Finally, it was time to raise a family, and Jean-Paul was born.
(continued tomorrow)


  1. Did he propose to her on April Fool's Day?

  2. That's great, now I know why we had scallops for dinner! I hope this fish story has a happy ending...

  3. The April 1 tradition in France and French-speaking Canada includes poisson d'avril (literally "April's fish"), attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed. This is also widespread in other nations, such as Italy (where the term Pesce d'aprile (literally "April's fish") is also used to refer to any jokes done during the day).

    (see good old wikipedia!!)

  4. You've got the greatest collection of April Fish cards I've ever seen. "Holy Fish Fry, Batman!" :0)

  5. Thanks, Debs!
    I'm just sorry people don't send April Fish cards anymore.

  6. Christine, I so wanted to keep Jean Luc when I realized he was the card with the marriage proposal on front. I fished around for some story to tell you as to why he wasn't included in your order, but ... darn those strong moral ethics:)!ha! At least I know he's not far away and he's in a good home where he's deeply appreciated!



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