Only in France!

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The world is changing – and for the better when you are a 64 years old woman (Or older)!

Watching the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron give his victory speech last night his words resonated and so did his boyish young face, but then he is only 39 years old, making him the youngest man ever to be elected president in France.

At the end of the speech he was joined by his wife, a pretty, elegant woman, who at one moment gently kissed his hand. Her name is Brigitte Trogneux and she is 64 years old – no, this is not a typo or faked news, she really is 64 old.Image result for photos brigitte trogneux macron

Can you imagine this happening in our country? I don’t think so. Our puritan ancestors who are still hanging around could not handle it. But then the French are different, especially  when it comes to personal relationships –  they take life in stride instead of fighting it.

As a woman of a certain age myself I have high hopes for the First Lady of France to change the dynamics about older woman; of letting the world see that there is no cut off age of what a woman can do including having a much younger man love her.Image result for photos brigitte trogneux macron


I don’t only share her age but also her name – Brigitte – but that is where the similarities stop. Unfortunately for me I am not as lucky as she is to have a handsome and much younger husband. But as we say in German – was nicht ist kann noch werden– You don’t speak German?  Well this is what it means  – What is not can still be……..



And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything!



4 thoughts on “Only in France!

  1. Brigitte, I think you look younger and prettier than the First Lady of France. But I do like what you wrote….. Yes!! She can do a lot for ladies like us in our 60s. i also like that she was a teacher!!!!


  2. I love the confidence of two people who are not constrained by social norms — and envious if the French don’t even know about US social judgment around age and gender! I agree with you that the new President and First Lady of France give the world a wonderful example.
    And, I have a thought similar to Himelda’s…the same beauty and vitality shine from your face and that of France’s First Lady.


    1. A wonderful observation Ann about this couple and the world they come from – as for the vitality shining from a face it’s all about being positive -like you are too!


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