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Top 10 Reasons I Love My French Girlfriends

9. I mention this often when praising my girlfriends, but it’s true, and at the same time liberating. They are disciplined. They don’t eat too much, drink too much, talk too much, wear too much makeup, or care too much about what others think of them. They have impeccably good manners on all occasions, which is another form of kindness.

10. They are fundamentally kind and—quelle chance pour moi (what good luck for me)—my two best friends are hilarious. We’ve been known to cry from laughing—even before the Champagne.

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  • Ange January 31, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I love my French girlfriends just as much and for the same reasons Tish. Wonderful post. I miss my friends all ovet the world. But after 17 years in France, regardless of the inconveniences I still find from time to time, I’d miss those ‘ripping open the bottle of bubbly’ sessions just a little too much to leave. Lovely post!

  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. January 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The wonders of the Internet, Cheree, never cease to surprise. We do hope that you return to visit our site and share your comments again and again.

    We are thrilled to have our Parisian correspondent who shares her view of the differences between the American and French women. We may find over time, however, that American women have evolved since Tish last lived in her birth country. But, we do look forward to Tish’s amusing and intelligent observations about all things that are better with champagne!

    Dr. Pat

  • Cheree Cleghorn January 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Tish Jett disappeared from my life and now I know why! She was a friend in her newspaper days—a fabulous writer and a fabulous friend.
    Thank you for posting her work. She’s as terrific as ever.