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I always know when I am back home. je me souviens.
2nd Sep 2009, 00:26   | tags:

nige says:

What is Farine Five Roses?

2nd Sep 2009, 00:54

swamprose says:

it's a neon sign. built in 1948. in 1977 they took the english 'flour' off it in accordance with the new all french sign laws.

it's always been there. you see it when you come into the city from the south or east. it means home. they plan to take it down soon. of course.

facto has lots of photos of it.

2nd Sep 2009, 01:32

Factotum says:

Is that the Mittenstrings' tour bus?

2nd Sep 2009, 02:03

nige says:

I did a bit of digging around after posting that comment. I can see why it means home. Some real history there.

2nd Sep 2009, 08:32

Viv says:

great pic of the neon sign

hometown stirs memories then

what is it you remember?

3rd Sep 2009, 00:40

swamprose says:

It's not so much what I remember, it's the reality of today--friends I've had since I was 16, friends who are like family now. and all of it full of music. montreal is not just where I grew up, it is where my friends live.

3rd Sep 2009, 00:45

Viv says:

and Toronto?
is where your family live?

3rd Sep 2009, 00:57

swamprose says:

good question. my boys are here, but andy is off to Ireland to Trinity this fall, Rob is off to Halifax at Dalhousie, Chico and Wakaba and Oscar live here...but my real friends are in Montreal.

think I should trade this old house in for a farm. I would be very happy growing pumpkins.

3rd Sep 2009, 01:15

Viv says:

ah - he liked it enough to go to uni there

if you knew what would make you happy you would do it!

3rd Sep 2009, 01:58

swamprose says:

yes, viv. yes.

3rd Sep 2009, 03:46

Viv says:

:) hugs

3rd Sep 2009, 23:19

Factotum says:

Viv, encourage her to come home to Quebec!

4th Sep 2009, 01:04

Viv says:

sounds as though she is thinking about it :)

4th Sep 2009, 10:18

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