The first leg of my School Days at Them Days tour has ended – and I couldn’t be more sad! I didn’t spend nearly as much time in each community as I would have liked, but I’ve got to keep on going!
As I noted in my last entry, I was in Postville first. Oh my gosh, was it ever beautiful! And the people there couldn’t be nicer. And as for the school part of my visit – I adored my class. They had so many stories to tell and the students were so gosh darn funny. They’ve got some wonderful stories about life in Postville. I’m so excited about publishing the special student issue!
I arrived in Makkovik on Thursday. I was really excited to get there because I’ve got lots of family there that I hadn’t met before (or at least, couldn’t remember meeting when I was younger). The students at the school were so enthusiastic and though I missed my first day of school there because of weather delay, they worked very hard to get their stories done in one day. Woo hoo!
My flight out of Makkovik was also delayed, but since it was on Sunday, it didn’t affect my school time in Rigolet, which was nice. The views from Rigolet left me absolutely stunned – it was absolutely GORGEOUS! I could have stared out the window all day, but instead I got down to work with the students. And what industrious students there are in Rigolet! They gave me such a nice selection of stories and they all worked really hard on them. And the people of Rigolet are so nice, picking me up on ski-doo all over the place! Thank you!
Well, that’s it for now! So much happened during my trip, but now I’m busy transcribing interviews and trying to finish the next issue that I can’t really say more. But I hope you’ll enjoy my pictures!
Thank you to each and every person in the communities who made my trip absolutely amazing and truly a trip to remember. I can’t wait to come back again someday.