My Downhome Story I have read many interesting issues of the Downhome over the years, however, it was always an old copy I had come across while visiting someone else's bathroom! Last year I decided the time had come for me to have my very own subscription to the Downhome and thought it would be extra special to receive it as a gift from a family member for my 65th birthday, so I dutifully informed my son of ... click to read moreI have read many interesting issues of the Downhome over the years, however, it was always an old copy I had come across while visiting someone else's bathroom! Last year I decided the time had come for me to have my very own subscription to the Downhome and thought it would be extra special to receive it as a gift from a family member for my 65th birthday, so I dutifully informed my son of my wishes.
Well, my wish came true and since November I look forward each month to receiving my very own copy of the Downhome magazine and all the interesting extras that accompany the subscription - the beautiful wall calendar with pictures that I want to frame, and an information travel guide that makes sure I plan my summer trips back home when my favourite festivals are on, and a recipe cookbook with easy gourmet recipes that often show up at family gatherings.
All copies of my very own subscription to the Downhome are never very far away because you never know when one might be able to refer to the Downhome to make a point. One evening recently, I invited a few of my senior friends over for a game of cards. While trying to settle the matter of a certain card rule, I confidently spoke up and explained how it is usually done in Newfoundland! Well, they were all mainlanders and not too impressed with a Newfoundlander's version of a card game rule, and to prove their point, they indignantly said "and what else should we know about the way things are done in Newfoundland?"
Not to be outdone, I promptly grabbed the past six issues of the Downhome magazine, that just happened to be nearby (as always), and gave each of them a copy to take home, and said "this is a wonderful Newfoundland magazine that will tell you the way many things are done in Newfoundland." They are raving about the little magazine from Newfoundland! The matter of the card game rule may never be settled but they all want to go to Newfoundland, and I expect that future issues of the Downhome may go missing from my place!
Riverview, New Brunswick (formerly of Foxtrap, CBS, NL).
This picture was taken during a small hike I took on May 4th, 2013. I climbed up into the hills behind Petty Harbour knowing that the view would be spectacular - but did not expect such a pristine sight. The houses look like toys from that height and it truly makes one appreciate the beauty that our province has to offer.