Last year, Marie Cappart helped me get my Jerrain family into France. It was a wonderful series of experiences that felt so miraculous! I was delighted to finally meet Marie in person last week and give her a well-deserved hug and thanks for her help.
When we had a quiet minute between interviews in the RootsTech Media Hub last week, I asked her for some French pronunciation help. You see, I have allllllllllllllll of these newly added family members in my tree and my French pronunciations leave a lot to be desired. Marie agreed and what ensued was a lot of laughing as I tried to make my mouth do things it was completely unaccustomed to doing.
Well, after we got through several names, Marie suggested I video so that I can remember and practice later. That one video led to several more videos and they are pretty entertaining.
So, here you go, I hope it gives you a little laugh today.
Near the end of lesson three, Lynn Broderick joins us and then we had to stop to take one last group selfie with Laura Hedgecock and Cheri Passey:
And that is a wrap on the French Pronunciation lessons until RootsTech London when we see each other again.
As Marie, Lynn, & I left the Expo Hall together, Marie had to stop to take a picture of the “Foonnel Cakes” stand. I proceeded to say “Fuuuuuunnel, fuuunel, funnel.” After a few seconds she got it we were laughing all over again! 😂
Thank You, RootsTech, for creating an event so special in nature, that genealogists from all over the world come together and have awesomely fun and educational moments like these!