It’s Monday evening, I’ve had seven hours sleep in 3 days and feel pretty exhausted. Tomorrow we pack our sea-freight and Wednesday our boxes head off across the ocean and we will be reunited in a couple of weeks…
This past week I have been saying good-bye to friends. It’s been tough… I realize how much I will miss the friendships I have built. The recent parting hugs have been the sweetest I have known.
Last night, I went to Mo’s Diner, in Western Shore with the Friends of Oak Island Society past and present including the island investors/treasure hunter’s who were currently all over from the United States…17 of us including spouses, all in all.
I didn’t eat 1940’s.. I just couldn’t face eating fries/chips (I’ve eaten a lot of those these past few weeks for convenience and quite frankly I am craving to return to decent, slow prepared meals) so I chose Lebanese Tabbouleh (I prefer Lebanese as it is made predominately with large quantities of Italian Parsley which is a great blood purifier)… here is a recipe http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/salads/authentic-lebanese-tabbouleh-salad-recipe/
And then the sweetest thing… I was given cards and gifts… such wonderful treasures to take back with me to the UK. Hat, t-shirt, some local history books and the most beautiful acorn and oak leaf necklace from Amos Pewter..
Advice from a tree
“Stand up tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view..”
And then the evening was over and I had to say good-bye to people I had worked with and become friends with for many years… it’s hard doing that. You always realize during the hugs how much you will miss them.
A promise was made at that moment, by the Michigan Group to facilitate my return to Canada when their current endeavors are successful… Rick Lagina and I pinky shook on it so that’s good enough for me… more than good enough. It’s hope…
Thank you … C xxxxxxxxxxx