Saturday, July 01, 2006
My home and native land
Happy Canada Day to those of you who care about such things. For those who don't, July 1 is essentially our July 4, a day to feel patriotic, do a little flag waving, a little beer drinking and a little barbeque eating.
Being back in the fold of our family, the only thing our wee family could do today was to head out to Drumheller, which is where my mother's people hail from and where my Aunt Janie and Uncle Jerry host an annual BBQ. We watched the town Canada Day parade, which featured tractors, horses, a pipe band, an Elvis impersonator and vehicles representing local businesses, from which handfuls of candy were lobbed at the kids in the crowd. Gotta love small town parades. Did I mention there was an Elvis impersonator?