“Canada.  Says here, ‘pronounced kanada.’”

“Ya think?  No offense, Heyes, but that story you’re readin’ is seriously lacking in plot.  How much you pay for that old book anyways?”

“Not a dime, Kid.  Swiped it from the dresser drawer in our hotel room back in Calgary.  But it’s not a story.  It’s the historical record of Canada’s Territories leading up to the Canadian Confederation.”


“That’s when the British Colonies – Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, were united into one Dominion of Canada.”

“Do tell.”

“Hey, did you know that Canada’s border with the United States is the world’s longest binational land border?”

“That’s nice.”

“And that the majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer?”

“Again, YA THINK?!  Let me see that thing.”

“Sheesh! You didn’t need to grab it out of my hands.  If you wanted to read you could have asked me nicely and I would have…”

“Ha!  Finally, a shred of useful information!”

“For your ‘information’ I find every word written there riveting.”

“Uh-huh.  Well, today is June 30, which makes tomorrow, July 1st.”

“I’ve been able to read a calendar for quite some time now, Kid.  What’s your point?”

“Your book says this Canadian Confederation thing happened on July 1, 1867.”

“Well I’ll be.  So Canada is celebrating her twentieth birthday tomorrow.”

“Right, and you know what that means.  And here, you can have this thing back.”

“Thanks.  But no, I don’t know what that means.  Hey!  Why are you turning around?”

“It means we’re headin’ back to Calgary.  Tomorrow bein’ July 1st and all, you know the townsfolk will be plannin’ a celebration.  And you KNOW what a good old-fashioned Canadian celebration means.”

“No, but I’m sure you’re about to tell me.”

“Saskatoon Pie!”

Saskatoon pie - Canada

June 2017

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