Paul wrote me this morning.
All systems are go.
I even gave him an alternate route to drive to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.
There is a lot of road construction in Quebec.
The most direct route would be using Mercier bridge.
But that’s a big NO NO…
There is only one lane open.
You see there has been a lack of maintenance on Quebec roads and bridges for about 20 years or so.
It took the death of some innocent motorists crushed under an overpass to serve as a wake-up call.
Too many people to blame so nobody got the blame.
That’s a shame…
Anyway Paul is going to come here by Autoroute 30 and crossing the St. Lawrence using the Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel.
That tunnel is due for refection in 2014 so everything should be fine.
I have invited Paul, his wife and his brother for lunch after their trip from Burlington, Vermont.
They will probably go by Winooski, Vermont.
That’s the place Stanislas Lagacé aka Dennis Lagasse was in 1880. He was working in a lumber yard.
This information does not seem to be much of interest until you find out that I knew nothing about Stanislas’ son Leo Senior born June 5, 1888.
Now I know everything about my Lagacé ancestors.
As I said, Paul will bring his wife and his brother along to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines and have lunch at my place.
He does not know it yet but he will also bring all these people along…