Lately, I’ve been reading books about Labrador: Woman of Labrador by Elizabeth Goudie, Northern Nurse, and True North by Elliot Merrick being some of my favorites. These memoirs of rugged northern trappers and adventurers from a century ago are fascinating.
Why the sudden interest in Labrador? Well, if you happened to read my 25 Random Things about Me, you know that I’m adopted, and that I was recently found by my birth father.
Who happens to be from Labrador. My Labradad, if you will.
Suddenly, I have a whole new culture to learn about and understand. (Although, having lived in subarctic Alaska for 10 years, I feel like I’ve got a head start!)
So, this Saturday night, May 2, 2009, I’ll be at the Labrador Society of Ottawa’s Annual Dinner & Dance. There will be the unveiling of the new Labrador tartan, as well as a silent auction.
And, just for the occasion… I’ve custom designed the above felt hat.
My Labrahat, if you will!