Would I like them? Would they like me? What if they cooked weird food? What if she was so strict and tough on me I'd feel like I was back in 3rd grade grammar school with Sister Ines whacking my hands every time I said something out of turn? After all, let's face it, language learning is a good portion memory retention and at 51, I was no spring chicken. My memory had long ago been "misplaced" and I find it difficult to remember some English words -- let alone French words.