A special thank you goes out to Amanda Putz for picking “10 Day Poem For Saskatchewan” as the song of the day for July 20, 2010 on CBC Radio 3
I’m about to embark on my own 10 Day Poem for Saskatchewan. Saturday morning, at 4 a.m. MT, which is what the S’katch is on right now, I hop a plane for my hometown, Regina.
My parents have sold the house I grew up in and I’m going to say good-bye.
It’s the last hurrah before they move to Vernon, British Columbia in August. If you’ve ever had to say good-bye to your family home, you’ll feel my pain. From here on in when I go back to the city I grew up in, my home won’t be there anymore. I will have a place to stay at my sister’s or my grandparents’, but it’s not quite the same as the familiarity of a place you’ve known for 30 years. Thankfully this place they’ve built in Vernon is pretty frickin’ awesome, but I think I will feel like a guest there.
I guess it’s one more tether come unbound to my beloved province
This tune’s fluttery mandolin mimic the way my heart’s going to feel when I say good-bye to my family home next week. So, I take The Warped 45s words and music and dedicate it to the bricks & mortar of Wells Bay.
…and with it bid adieu to the coolest phone number anyone could have: 543-YOYO!