St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
The Internet is a Strange and Wondrous Thing
Especially for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, like me. I woke up this morning wanting to text my daughter, to share a memory. Some background is in order:
My family’s ancestral home is in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Several years ago—decades, really—my father, his mother, a sister and a brother, visited the town. One of the souvenirs he brought back was a vinyl recording of Newfoundland songs.
One of our favorites was Dick Nolan singing “Aunt Martha’s Sheep.” It was that song I wanted to share with my daughter. So I fired up Google and entered the song title.
One of the hits was the link above, which will take you to YouTube so you can watch it. Another one takes you to Wikipedia, and I hope you’ll read the entry there, especially the part under “The Rest Of The Story,” where you’ll learn of the song’s connection to Harbour Grace.
Anyway, after the “Aunt Martha” video finished, it went on to the next song, “Some Shockin’ Good.”
Naturally, I Googled that phrase as well, which took me to the newest blog I’m following, Some Shockin’ Good.
And that, in a nutshell, is how the Internet works to bring the world together.