• Sam Darling

Beach vacation 1940s France

Palavas-les-Flots is a French seaside resort south of Montpelier.

My mother, along with her mother and new stepfather, spent a summer vacation in Palavas while my step-grandfather  enjoyed learning how to use new film equipment.

I find this movie of my mother getting ready and then enjoying breakfast with her mother the most wonderful of the home movies. Sharing a meal with family brings back memories.



47 Palavas beach shot
47 Palavas Helene & MC on beach in sunglasses
47 Palavas Helene at beach
47 Palavas, Helene & MC on beach
48 Palavas MC & Helene, looking at something
48 Palavas, MC with Dorothe and Helene
48 Palavas, Roger, MC beach camping
49 Palavas, Helene & MC on beach
49 Palavas, Helene & Thunder on beach
49_Palavas_Helene_Roger_MC_beach
50 Palavas, Balmayer family
50 Palavas, Helene & MC on beach
50 Palavas, MC with friend on beach
1949 Palavas MC on beach

My mother marvels at how scrawny they all look; their post-war bodies not yet recovered from famine conditions.

Don’t they look stylish in their sunglasses?


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