One of my first blogs has been documented within the Harmsworth Library, under the instruction of Crystal Hurley, my computer study teacher. This one to one teaching process has been very beneficial in helping me understand new communication concepts. My goal is to do daily commentary with photos attached to the script,to help illustrate ideas.
THE BLOG IS TO BE CALLED: 2012 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, SEA TO SEA
This seed was planted, so to speak, when I wanted to share my experiences living in Newfoundland (the East Coast) . Now, in April 2012, I am travelling across Canada,, by train,, VIA RAIL cn, from Halifax to Toronto,up through the Precambrian Shield , across the Prairies, over the Rockies to the West Coast.
It is interesting to note that in April 1970,,after graduating in nursing, at UoAH,&a ski trip to Jasper, I boarded a cn train in Edmonton to also travel across Canada, the destination was Toronto, but the journey included many stop-offs.
I recall my father saying with a far off look in his eyes, in the spring of 1970,” Norah, she’s going BACK.” That statement was based on the history of our ancestors , who all (from the SELKIRK SETTLERS exciled out of SCOTLAND,, or the IMMIGRANTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND ) all initally settled in Ontario or Manitoba. My grandparents on both sides, continued futher WEST to Alberta.
After having spent so much time in Georgian Bay and Newfoundland, I can honestly say that “I basically Like This Land. East and West., North and South, Sea to Sea…HENCE THE TITLE OF THE BLOG.”
I just was told that my computer teacher, that I have been chosen to represent one of her success stories in computer teaching, I just had my photo taken for the community Access Program.
So it looks like this process had been a WIN WIN situation.
I still have so much to learn….before April.
Best Wishes, for February 21st, 2012 (Shrove Tuesday…pancakes are on menus today with : match sticks,,money, thread, and wedding rings. baked inside….you will: marry a carpenter,,be rich,, marry a tailor, or you will be first in the family to get married).