June 19, 2010

There is a town in north Ontario...

There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

The sentimentality doesn't suit me but I'm off to Parry Sound this weekend to move a few more boxes and to close my parent's house for good. I moved in there the day after my 3rd birthday and I'll be dropping off the keys 2 days before my 48th. I haven't lived there exclusively since I was 18, but there have been Christmases, Thanksgivings, and summers too that my son has started to enjoy.

My brother has taken a place near the beach and that should ease the adjustment.

Should be an interesting few days as the G8 is happening 45 miles away in Huntsville. There should be the occasional fighter jet and helicopter overhead. And goodness knows what the highway will be like.

The house has been sold to a couple with two boys and a Great Dane. I'm certain they'll love it and I wish them all the luck in the world.

I guess I should say Lyrics - Neil Young


Poetikat said...

You can't go wrong with a Great Dane (speaking as someone who has one).

Lovely elegiac post, Hazel. Have a happy birthday!


Susan said...

No, I did not see your title before mine just came up.

I'm afraid of Great Danes even though I've only met nice ones. Just afraid of dogs larger than self.

Both of you (& Kat) have good birthdays.

California Girl said...

That had to be a tough change even if you haven't lived there since you were 18. I just bought my brother's half of my parents' retirement home on a golf course. I really don't want to let it go even though I never lived there. It is nice to think of the happiness the home will bring the new family.

Diane said...

I read the title of your blog entry and already heard Neil singing away.

It can't be easy, dropping off the keys.

And you have a birthday to celebrate!

Have a good one, and a marvelous year.

Laura in Paris said...

What a sentimental journey; saying goodbye to a house that saw you through different periods of your life isn't easy ... but the memories remain.