A Happy Belated First Day of Summer. Let’s Try to Make it Happy and Safe!

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted June 21st, 2021 on Niagara At Large

“There was young girls everywhere
On the summer side of life
They talked all night

To the young men that they knew
On the summer side of life
Goin’ off to fight.” – lyrics by Gordon Lightfoot from one of his many great songs, ‘Summer Side of Life’

Sorry about that Niagara At Large readers.

I am usually on time with a post on the NAL site around the start of a new season.

Given how much craziness we are dealing with though – in this spring-turned-summer continuation of the pandemic – it has been a little hard to keep up.

So here I am, with a belated wish to all of you for a better summer than the one we had last year, when we were suffering through the first wave, going on wave two of this COVID travesty.

I always like to pick a song, this one from Gordon Lightfoot, written and recorded around 50 years ago when the

Written and recorded in  1970, as the God-awful waste of a War in Vietnam dragged on and the causality count grew higher a,  and the protests against war grew larger, the lyrics, in a subtle way, speak to all of that. Yet the song, crafted by one of Canada’s national treasures, is still wonderful to listen to.  

You ca  hear and watch Gordon Lightfoot perform it live, many years ago, by clicking on the screen immediately below –

Have a safe and peaceful summer, and if you haven’t already, please get vaccinated – for the sake of you and your loved ones, and the community at large.

  • Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

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