Names and faces

I am a quick study – I can memorize a script in an hour – but I can’t remember a name three seconds Don Adams

Charlie Davantes

For some people memorizing names can be difficult. They might remember the face but not the name, and this can be embarrassing. So as a public service (and out of the goodness of my heart) I elected for 2018 to put a name on each and every face of our club members.

Most of the people like to see their names in print while some feel uneasy about it. So, if anybody feels uncomfortable about seeing his or her moniker on the marquee of my theater, please give me a whistle and it will disappear in the blink of an eye.

Sometimes nicknames stick to people more tenaciously than their own names and there is nobody more notorious in our club than Le Facteur (the Mailman), aka Jean-Michel Poulnot. He is now retired, but even in retirement, a president remains a President.

There are also lesser-known nicknames such as Minou and Minette (Genevieve and Jean-Claude Etallaz) and La Bête Noire or La Foudre but none are as legendary as our own Facteur.

Our name is our identity. Every action one does affect his name, so think about it before doing something rash.

It is good to have name recognition. It is particularly helpful if you ever intend to run for president. In America, absolutely anybody can become president, as proven by the last election.

So without further ado… roll of drums… you can now peek at my latest photographic essay. I am not allergic to compliments… Feel free to express your approval if you like it.

Meilleurs vœux de bonheur et de santé a tous !

La Foudre

“There are women named Faith, Hope, Joy, and Prudence. Why not Despair, Guilt, Rage, and Grief? It seems only right. ‘Tom, I’d like you to meet the girl of my dreams, Tragedy.” ― George Carlin

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