After the French Revolution, they went crazy.  They took our lands, our money, and our lives.  The French side of my family, those who had lived in Normandy for nearly a millennium, were part of the landscape itself, faced mobs that spit on their faces before the guillotines took their heads off.  They were the lucky ones.  A very few escaped.  We helped them rebuild elsewhere, far away from France.  We never forgot Normandy.