Remember when I went to visit the new Al Purdy statue (http://gunnersmiscellany.blogspot.com/2008/05/me-and-al.html)? Well, I spent the better part of a summer once tearing up train tracks in Prince Edward County. Every morning we would leave Trenton and head to the job site, passing the turnoff to Ameliasburgh. Even then, though I was barely acquainted with his work, I longed to take the turnoff and go see the house and maybe the man. It seemed so perfect that down this small road in the middle of nowhere lived a famous Canadian poet.
Now, it looks like the house may be sold. I guess I'll have to plan some sort of road trip for this summer if I am to see it at all.
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