I just re-posted my videos at my youtube channel. They are called ‘Genetic Memory and Drugs’ parts 1 to 12. They have quite a few mistakes as I have learned more since then. Nevertheless it still is 95% relevant. I totally missed Trump. It seems ‘La Complainte de François Garin’ was right after all. Who else saw Trump coming? The Simpsons episode Bart to the Future (episode written by Dan Greany, another good GRN name)!
Here is some genealogy for you Garon: I include as many details as possible to help others verify my facts.
Johannes Gutenberg (c.1400-1468) Printer. He probably started other families as well. I believe he’s linked to the Garin of Lyon. This is one of the reasons Lyon became an important printing centre.
François Garin b around 1428-1521 AKA Michael Wolgemut, William Caxton, Ulrich Gering. Trader in Lyon. Printer. Writer. pharma-alchemist.
François Garon, Garonne, Caronne, de Libourno (45N OW) born around 1450. He could possibly be Hans Gruninger. Printer, linguist (5 tongues lexicon including german), writer, translator, pharma-alchemist, married Philiberte Scève in 1499 in Lyon. She was of Italian descent from the Marquisat of Ceva intergrated with the Marquisat of Montferrato owned by the Paleologue of Greece. Her grandfather, Maurice Scève was a jurist of some importance. Her cousin was the Lyon poet Maurice Scève.
Claude Garon born around 1501 married Alix Chapelle. He was a syndic of Lyon in 1555 and was involved in the textile trade.
Jacques Garon born after 1518 in Lyon. He was a refugee in Calvinist Geneva. He was in the wool trade. In 1561 He was part of the Council of Two Hundred. He married for a third time his new bride being Marceline Desloges in 1572. He became a Bourgeois of Geneva in 1580 for the price of 6 ecus and a seillot ( that’s a pot to carry rye or seigle). In 1584 he purchased for 500 gold écus ‘pistolets’ a house at Bourg-de-Four. During Calvin’s era, 2 Antonins dispensaries were destroyed in Geneva.
The Merindol Massacre against the Waldensians was in 1545 Provence. Claude and Jacques were alive at this time. This event shook the entire region. Francis I of France and Pope Paul III were ultimately responsible for this carnage.
Louis Garon (1574-1635) was born in Geneva. At 18 he moved to Lyon from Geneva and became a ‘lecteur’ at the local protestant church in Oullins for a period of 2 years. Until 1630, protestants were allowed to congregate there. he rented from his employer Claude Larjot, a well-known Lyon printer, a room for a period of 2 years. There he corrected, translated and started his own literary career. From there, He wrote ‘anonymously’ anti savoyard-propaganda in Geneva-tinted Francoprovençal. He wrote a lot in French too.
Some people believe, including Gaston Tuaillon, a specialist in the Francoprovençal language, that Louis Garon wrote the first words to the reputed-to-be ‘anonymous’ Geneva anthem ‘Cé Q’è Lénô’. it was in Franco-Provençal in the Geneva variety. Louis still had family in Geneva. I did a small search on internet Google/books with the phrase ‘ Ce que Leno Louis Garon’. My result was an image not directly related to the song:
It’s from Louis Garon’s ‘Chasse-Ennuy’ in French from early 17th century. The Google-Garon-Ganja effect! I guess you can take a Garon out of Geneva but you can’t take Geneva out of a Garon! In this text, he talks about someone named Angouleuent, very famous between april fools days, who routinely followed proceedings at the court and so could be rightly called an expert or a ‘Leno de Court’: ”Là en haut’ de court’: the one above the court, possibly sitting in a gallery. It’s the same unusual Francoprovençal word as in the tittle of that song Cé Q’è Lénô. He’s effectively giving its definition here.
Le ‘Chasse-ennuy’ is made of 5 centuries or 500 small stories.
Century II Story LV was sourced by jean de Lafontaine and it’s more relevant today than ever before.
Century I Story XLVI called ‘Jugement de Sultan Soliman Empereur des Turcs”. It’s more or less the story of Shylock and the pound of flesh.
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at Temple Grafton.
Here is the start of La Chanson de L”Escalade:
Cé q’è lénô le metre dé batalie Who is the one above, the master of the battle
Qe se moqe é sè ri dé canalie Who mocks and laughs at crooks
A bin fé vi per on dessande né Showed well on a Saturday night
Q’él étive patron dé Jhenevwé Who was the boss of Genevans.
Claude Garon (1619- ) sveltier, married Marguerite Bastier of Chavanay, Isère.
Claude Garon (1658-1720) clotrier or nail-maker, married Flori Fresse, Isère. Rémi Fraisse respect!
Jean Garon (1696-1726) was an immigrant to North America. He married Geneviève Marie-Anne Peintier from Larochelle in Martinique where he died in 1726. he was a tailor or ‘tailleur d’habit’.
Jean Baptiste Garon (1721-1781) was orphaned in Martinique and eventually found his way to Canada. More another time.