The summer and recent heat reminded us of this column, and just how far technology has come. Originally published in August of 2001... as always, lightly edited and please enjoy.
A recent trip into Fahrenheit-land brought with it pleasant encounters with family we have only seen – all at once – one other time, on the occasion of the hundredth birthday of a much-loved aunt of my wife’s. This gathering was for a memorial service and a committal, but the person being remembered was so special that tears were replaced by a seemingly endless series of “Do you remember...?” stories and much laughter.
I confess to not being exactly up for another several-thousand-kilometre jaunt when we seem to have spent the a lot of the summer driving long distances in the car, either to see people, or to be (willing) tour-guides for visitors. I think I can safely say that we have done most of the touristy things that people ‘from away’ are likely to want to do. Although I have to admit that we have once again avoided doing the covered-bridge thing.
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We moved to our farm in Sussex, New Brunswick from Toronto in 1977, only moving away in 2014.