Canada Day is upon us and it is always a reflection for me of the many reasons that I love this great country of ours. Yes, we have our problems; I’ll be the first to admit that. And yes, perhaps some of our citizens think it’s “neat” to manufacture an air of dissent about the wonderful opportunities that we have here in Canada (maybe they have never traveled to other places in the world…some people have war in their country). On the whole, however, I think are justly appreciative of this bountiful land that we have the privledge of inhabitating, myself included. So much so, that when I was young and foolish (and quite underage) I ran out and got this:
Funnily enough, when I ran for Miss Canada some years ago, I was forced to allow the make-up artists to cover it up with a rather potent mixture of floor glue (smelled like it anyway) and Cover FX, which I laughingly recall one of the local newspapers who covered my participation in said contest refer to as “un-Canadian”.
One thing I am missing like crazy today is the cottage (it’s about three miles down the lake from my house). Sadly, I won’t be able to spend any of today at the cottage, but thinking of it always makes me a little nostalgic for the hot summer days I spent growing up there – and the trouble I got into doing so. Nothing more Canadian that that!