The Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society Gazette

This space was founded by the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society to gather all information about and create a deeper insight in the person and mystery of Jean-Baptiste Degoux (1859- ?), poet, philosopher, camper, archeologist, mail-artist, photographer, inventor, musician, cook, composer, social worker and finally founder of degouism.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A postcard from Jean-Baptiste Degoux!

The postcard from Jean-Baptiste Degoux that reached us today.

Today, the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society was happy again to receive a vintage postcard from Mr Degoux.

The card is clearly signed by Jean-Baptiste Degoux himself.
Possibly it has been lost years ago by the postal services.
It shows an image from the interesting town and fort of Montmedy in the north of France.
However, the postal stamp and code show us that is was sent from a location somewhere in the south of Belgium. Typical to the international spirit of our beloved Jean-Baptiste is that he does the effort to combine the Dutch, French as well of the English way of writing 'Belgium' in one only stroke.

Mister Degoux writes in his short text, using a kind of old-fashioned Dutch : '...alwaer het warme is...'. ( '...where it is warm...' (free translation into English, JBDS))
Now, here, does he refer to the weather only?

Or is this also a fine hint to the the proximity of some place or some thing he wants to draw our attention to?
We, the Sociƫteit Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society, find it as one of our tasks to examine this.

Thank you again, Mr Degoux!
Please keep writing us!

Posted by MaCo


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