Sunday, April 25, 2010

Patrick "Tex" Texier: Mon Enfance

Not all of the members of the Hale Street Gang hail from Vermont. Our cartoonist-in-residence was born in the hamlet of Continvoir, in the Loire Valley. I suppose this is what fashionable two-year-olds wore in postwar France. Patrick tells me he loved going to caf├ęs in Paris with his grandmother and drinking a Diablo Menthe (sparkling lemonade and mint syrup). It was served with a real straw—the kind you find on the threshing-room floor.

"Quand je serais grand, je serais Americain et j'aurais une moto." (When I'm big, I'm gonna be an American biker!) —Marseilles, circa 1946

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