Thanks for a won­der­ful time

The Compass - - Editorial -

If space per­mits, might you pub­lish my thanks to those New­found­lan­ders who, across 26 com­mu­ni­ties and 7,000 kilo­me­tres, made my first visit to New­found­land the best driv­ing hol­i­day I’ve made in my 35 years in North Amer­ica.

Most of your read­ers will have no idea who I am, but a few might re­mem­ber the 70-year-old Aus­tralian who clam­oured for “gen­uine New­found­land cook­ing” and, in one town, begged for a quick oil change.

I am back in Con­struc­tion Garbage-Dump-City (air­port code YYZ) again, and my friends ask me, “Is it true that New­found­lan­ders are friendly?” I re­spond, “No, it’s not true. New­found­lan­ders are friendly, help­ful, and have buried them­selves deep in my heart.”

Chris Greaves writes from Toronto

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