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March 16 Sunday
Brest. [Kuhuon. Plougastel ?]
Glorious day. Marie & I started for outing. took train
to Kerhuon. in coach with 8 of our boys. had a good visit.
Rode 1/2 hour. had a beautiful walk of 20 min. along
shore to Ferry. crossed bay to old village, walked
up hill about 4 miles. passing quaint people &
houses. Plougastel. peasants extremely primitive
Landed at old church just as services were out.
A most interesting sight men in purple coats &
fancy vest. black velvet hats with streamers. women
in black full skirts. velvet bodices. white caps. children
dressed in gay colors. snapped several pictures
Met Ge. Kennedy. Col. Kingsborough. Capt Rumsey &
French gen, we are to exchange snaps. Had lunch
typical old restaurant with several of our sailors soldiers
& two French youths (interpreters). Saw a child's
funeral. [?] many children in costume. their
old man carrying cruxifix [crucifix]. their casket covered by
white spread. carried by six women. priests in