Galopin is in honor of my grand-mother Berthe, or as all of us grand-kids know her as Mémé. She never liked the name Berthe, and always called me Alexandre, but I was also her little Galopin which means little rascal. My Mémé, was the coolest woman in my life. She was born on Christmas Day, so she’s a Capricorn like me. She was adventurous, independent, and caring. She divorced my womanizing grand-father Marcel, remarried a man named Gerard who was raising two daughters alone. In total Berthe raised four daughters. She worked all her life as a seamstress, for the most part as an independent. She did not really like being bossed around, and it was clear that she was the boss of the family.
Galopin Le BoatSailor Alex2018-09-15T11:42:48+02:00