Tuesday/ San Francisco’s sister cities

San Francisco has Sister City relationships with 18 partner cities. A Sister City relationship is a broad-based, officially approved, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. A Sister City relationship becomes official with a signing ceremony of the top-elected officials of the two local jurisdictions. Sister City partnerships have the potential to carry out the widest possible diversity of activities of any international program, including every type of municipal, business, professional, educational and cultural exchange or project.  Is 18 a lot of Sister Cities to have? Maybe so, but I see Seattle boasts 21 sister cities.

Here are just emblems from the International Terminal at San Francisco airport for Cork, Ireland and for Paris, France.

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Cork’s flower is the common foxglove. I have a very special memory of Cork : when our cruise ship left there last summer, there was a four-man band on the pier with a trumpeter bidding us farewell with an Irish song that I could not name .. but I loved it anyway; it was very touching.
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And how about Paris – the most beautiful city in the world? The Madonna Lily is one of the true lilies. And it reminds me of my mom’s name : Lilene.

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