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6512: RE: 6506 (fwd)
From: archim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maxetluc surely does digress!
It may be that some of his ilk have moved out of Petion-Ville, but
the city is far from having been abandoned by the "wealthy" families.
Petion-Ville, just like most cities, includes "sub-divisions" or
communities if you like, which are surely communities of *very*
wealthy persons. Just take a drive through Morne Calvaire, for
example, and see the *mansions* which have been built in the past four
or five years. Or peek-in at Berthe or Mountain Noir or Juvenat, and I
think that will change anyone's mind.
The Mews Family still lives in Petion-Ville. The Khwaley's are
still here. The Boulos's and the Abraham's and the George's and the
Ewald's and the Hudicourt's and the Preval's and the Noel's and the
Arnaud's...and most of the old families of the "landed aristocracy"
are still in Petion-Ville.
And the comments about Christmas celebrations are "way-off-base".
This Christmas season saw the biggest display of lights and
decorations in Petion-Ville for the past 14 years. Place St. Pierre
was aglow with lights and decorations. There was a big and beautiful
Christmas tree in front of the City Hall. The streets were filled with
lights and decorations...and this during a time when most of us have
no electricity. This was a happy Christmas...the happiest I have seen
since I lived here.
I asked one of the young men of our community why it was that there
was such a better and bigger and happier celebration of Christmas this
year...so many more lights, etc. His answer was: "Because Aristide is
back"! I think that pretty-much sums-it-up!
And we don't believe in those "evil spirits" which get scared-away
by firecrackers! Most evil spirits are generally not afraid of noise
or sparkles. The fireworks were plentiful and beautiful, and the only
ones who were scared by them were my dogs!
When will this constant criticism stop? We want to be happy, and
this Christmas celebration was a good sign of our desire. Please leave