Saturday, January 1, 2011

La Maison - The House/Home

Home is where the heart is.
"Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home." 1
Home Sweet Home 2
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." 2
"Home, home on the range. Where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word; and the skies are not cloudy all day." 3
"There's no place like home." (Picture ruby slippers) 4

No matter where we are on our little planet located in an outer spiral in a minor galaxy of the universe; home and our house are oh so important. Whether we are rolling around like papa or hanging out in our own backyard with the deer and antelope we all belong somewhere; someplace to lay our hat and put our ruby slippers and hearts away for the night.

Other words and phrases associated with La Maison

des confitures maison: homemade jams (yum!)
Je suis restée à la maison toute la journée: I stayed home all day.
une maison de campagne: a house in the country
chez: preposition to mean at home
Je suis chez moi.: I'm at home.
le château: castle
un château d'eau: water tower
un château de sable: sandcastle

1.Written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971 and sung by "The Undisputed Truth" and in 1972 "The Temptations".
2.Written by John Howard Payne and Henry Bishop in 1823.
3.Written by Dr. Brewster M. Higley in 1876. Kansas State Song.
4.The Wizard of Oz 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie. Dialogue spoken by Judy Garland.
My thanks to Wikipedia.

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