Today is July 1st or Canada Day! And it’s time for merrymaking! Unquestionably I am proud of my numerous blood, familial, friendship and social alliances within both Canada and the United States of America. Though I once lived in Washington DC and though we have since made a routine of wintering part or all of the season in Florida, the only memorable occasion I have of the Fourth of July or Independence Day is a trip we took to Fort Lauderdale years ago when I was still practicing law. We mistakenly imagined that Florida would be isolated in the summer. Indeed based upon another trip during a different period we had previously taken to Florida in the summer that observation was accurate. But we discovered it didn’t hold for the Fourth of July. There were throngs on the beaches and line-ups for restaurants! We anodized the miscalculation with fresh oysters and vodka martinis! The conjunction of the American and Canadian national holidays is particularly trophic as both countries begin to relax from the COVID scourge. It naturally enlivens our prospective.
The anticipated re-opening of borders is for us more than prosaic. It conveys a sentimental and adventurous attachment. My huckleberry friend.
Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon river and me
Songwriters: Mercer John H / Mancini Henry N