WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Monday, January 3, 2011

just a thought...

those who leave us either be it expected or not, leave us with a great feeling of loss and loneliness. it is known, as soon as we are able to comprehend life and death, that we are only here for what seems to be a very short time and that it is usually never revealed to us beforehand how we are going to make our exit. it can almost be said with certainty that the departed would want us to be happy and to continue with our lives as we know we should, yet the deep hole caused by the lack of their presence remains....
even though our friends and loved ones leave this earth in a bodily form, they are actually quite never dead. much like keeping a candle burning, they never really die as long as we keep the light of their memories alive. it is only when we forget, that one could say that they truly die.

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