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, July 19, 2005

A postcard from the De Vetter Family!

Back of the postcard from the De Vetter family.

Those days, members of the Sociëteit Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society are, like most other normal human beings, busy enjoying the holiday season.

This means that historical research concerning the person of Jean-Baptiste Degoux is brought down to a lower level.

Anyway, the Society stays attentive.

That's why we were so glad today to receive this postcard from Mr Didier De Vetter ( click here for more Vetter ) and his family, apparently staying in France those days.

A first thing drawing our attention in the text written on the back of the postcard is the hesitation in Mr Vetter's writing, making the first line almost unreadable.

Further on, Mr Vetter mentions a (accidental ?) meeting with Mr Maurice Muylaert. It is not quite clear whether he sees this as a positive event or not. Therefore he does not give us enough details.

But we can be quite sure that Mr Degoux will have been subject of their conversation.

Possibly, more news will be following later on.

Thank you for your nice card, Mr of Vetter!

Front of the De Vetter postcard

Front of the postcard our Society received today from the De Vetter family.

The text on the front of the postcard is in French :

La Priére du Vigneron

Mon Dieu!...

Donnez-moi la santé pour longtemps

De l'amour de temps en temps

Du boulot pas trop souvent

Du pognon suffisamment

Mais du Bourgogne tout le temps.

For those unable to read the language of Voltaire, we bring this computer translation:

The Prayer of the Winegrower

My God! ...
Give me the health for a long time
Times love in times
Tubby step too often
Money sufficiently
But Burgundy the whole times.

The Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society insists to thank the De Vetter family for these inspiring thoughts and wishes them all the best for the holidays!