Today is the beginning of the Thanksgiving Long Weekend and the last weekend in our old Ebenezer home. We will begin the final move next week on the 15th 16th October and I think it will be a very emotional time. Our home holds so many memories, our two girls grew up here, graduated and went off to university. When we arrived we had three horses a dog and a cat. As we leave we take with us two dogs and a cat, thankfully no more horses. Not that I didn’t enjoy the horses, I did, but believe me they take a lot of looking after. Have to tried cleaning a horse stall???I don’t miss that part. It was supposed to be my daughters job, but I think you can guess how that worked. The house holds so many memories for us. We hosted the chaperons who came over with the Irish children, and they became lasting friends. We hosted the Nova Scotia British car club and probably more old British cars have plied our driveway than rusty Chevs or Fords. Old shipmates have visited and we probably drank a few glasses while spinning salty yarns, some true most not!!. We survived winter storms, power outages,and cooking over a wood stove, we experience robbery and shed tears when a beloved pet died. We jumped with joy at the arrival of a new puppy or kitten. We have housed families of European Starling in houses on the clothes posts. On a clear night we have stood and marveled at the heavenly starry canopy over our heads. Enjoyed the silent nights, listened to the occasional coyote calling a mate and awakened to the songs of a hundred birds in the early dawn. We have been involved in the village community, at concerts and skits, flea markets,funerals and weddings. I have paraded to the village war memorial on November 11th, and I proudly fly the Canadian flag on my front lawn. Alas life and time rolls on and we must roll with with it. Nevertheless, it will be a new beginning and another adventure in our lives.
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