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This show is pretty much the biography of rural Canada.

Gilbert took from his desk a little pink candy heart with a gold motto on it, “You are sweet,” and slipped it under the curve of Anne’s arm. Whereupon Anne arose, took the pink heart gingerly between the tips of her fingers, dropped it on the floor, ground it to powder beneath her heel, and resumed her position without deigning to bestow a glance on Gilbert.
—  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The Canuck’s Waltz

                                                                    (To the tune of Wade Hemsworth’s 
                                                                               The Log Driver’s Waltz)
                                                           

If you ask a Canuck from the east or the west
To say what makes Canada proud and unique,
They’ll tell you the syrup they make is the best
With the passion they have for their country–

(Stretching from) Yukon through to Nova Scotia,
The Great White North harbours such wonder and glory!
From Charlottetown through to Vancouver–
From sea unto sea outlines Canada’s story! 

When the sun starts to sets, you’ll fall into their ways
Relaxed with a Mickey while watching ice hockey,
Adopting their after you’s, sorry’s, and eh
s
With the passion they have for their country–

(Stretching from) Yukon through to Nova Scotia,
The Great White North harbours such wonder and glory!
From Charlottetown through to Vancouver–
From sea unto sea outlines Canada’s story!

The summers are sultry, the winters are harsh,
But everyone’s steadfast and strong as a mountie
On tundra, on prairie, on mountain, or marsh
With the passion they have for their country–

(Stretching from) Yukon through to Nova Scotia,
The Great White North harbours such wonder and glory!
From Charlottetown through to Vancouver–
From sea unto sea outlines Canada’s story!

From Lake Winnipeg to Niagara Falls,
With fur pelts of beavers exchanged for a Loonie,
A bar in Nanaimo, bread in Montreal,
It’s the passion we have for our country– 

(Stretching from) Yukon through to Nova Scotia,
The Great White North harbours such wonder and glory!
From Charlottetown through to Vancouver–
From sea unto sea outlines Canada’s story!
Charlottetown through to Vancouver–
From sea unto sea outlines Canada’s story!

- @emipoemi and @electricarmchair in collaboration

current mood: unending eyerolls and exasperation that anyone from ontario thinks the rest of canada really wants to have explained to them the distinction between toronto/suburbs of toronto/neither of those things

September is the most beguiling of the months. It is the month that won’t let go of summer, and it is the month that calls from the crow’s nest of the year and announces, in thinning air, that summer is gone and autumn is already here. One day in September will lull you into believing that you should assemble your things and mount a picnic on a Saturday afternoon—September is made for Saturdays. But when Saturday comes, you spend the morning fumbling around in the attic, looking for sweaters, because it is raining and cold. You look at the picnic supplies you gathered and wonder how you could have been so misguided.

September is a month for plans and a month for no plans. The month of full shelves and empty fields. A time for leave-taking and taking stock. It is the end of summer and the beginning of all that is to come.

—  Stuart McLean, from the Vinyl Café story School Days