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Away . . .

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To Islanders anywhere not on PEI is “Away” 

If you haven’t been born on PEI then you are “From Away”

Even if you have lived here for many years you are still from away.

Once, as the story goes, a man asked an oldtimer how long he had to live on the Island before he’d be considered an Islander.

The oldtimer looked the man over and asked “Were you born here?”

“No” admitted the man.

The old fellow shook his head and said “Too late.”

I’ve been in a lovely “away” place

In PA, where there are mountains and creeks and deer and bears.

and even rattlesnakes, although I didn’t see any.

There are no deer or bears or any poisonous snakes on PEI – no mountains either.

And we call creeks rivers, or streams and brooks if they are small.

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It’s good to be “away” every now and again

especially

because you get to come home.

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9 thoughts on “Away . . .

  1. Everytime I look at the photos on your header i just sigh, Really your header is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen, in fact I think it is the most beautiful.I’ve heard about the PEI "from away" thinking. We have an uncle who is from there and he goes home every summer and loves it . .

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  2. O wow…I just don’t know if I’d be visiting "away" all that often I lived on Prince Edward Island….About a year ago, I sent for a free PEI travel catalog…it won’t be anytime soon, but some day I hope to visit! Although, I guess if I have to be from somewhere "away", Oregon isn’t too shabby…;)Now, I’m going to go check out that butterfly site…my girls were just at two butterfly houses this month!

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  3. I’m in Seattle right now for a couple of weeks and I feel like I’m really home 🙂 I love the air the colors and soft water the kids. It’s wonderful. Welcome home to you. The photographs are amazing…

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  4. I loved this post, and especially the part about being from "away." I know about this personally. Though I have been living out here in my prairie community for 26 years, I am a "new-comer." I know of people who have been here for 40 years and are still considered (by my inlaws) to be "transplants." Funny.Jody

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  5. I loved this post, and especially the part about being from "away." I know about this personally. Though I have been living out here in my prairie community for 26 years, I am a "new-comer." I know of people who have been here for 40 years and are still considered (by my inlaws) to be "transplants." Funny.Jody

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