SHÉDIAC………. WHERE I CALL HOME.

SHÉDIAC, MY HOMETOWN WHICH HAS THE DISTINCTION OF BEEN THE LOBSTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WE HAVE A FESTIVAL IN EARLY JULY EACH YEAR CALLED THE LOBSTER FESTIVAL. THE TOWN IS OFFICIALLY 105 / 106 YEARS OLD – BUT SOME BUILDINGS HAVE DATES ON THEM GOING FURTHER THAN 106 YEARS, WE’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE AT LEAST 1755 WHEN THE ENGLISH TRIED TO TAKE OVER AND KILL ALL THE FRENCH PEOPLE. WE ARE OFFICIALLY BILINGUAL AND ROUGHLY 80% FRENCH, WITH A POPULATION OF CLOSE TO 5000 PEOPLE YEAR ROUND, AND WE HAVE A BOAST IN POPULATION AS HIGH AS 110,000 PEOPLE ACCORDING TO SOME ESTIMATES IN THE SUMMER MONTHS.  WE ARE THE HEART OF ACADIA, OR A LANGUAGE WE CALL ACADIAN.  IN LOUISIANA, WHERE SOME OF OUR ANCESTORS ESCAPED TO DURING THE DEPORTATION OF 1755 THEY ARE KNOW AS CAJUN ~ BUT THAT 6 OF ONE, OR 1/2 A DOZEN OF ANOTHER. ( OR IN PLAIN ENGLISH, {IT’S THE SAME}.)  WE HAVE A SISTER TOWN IN LOUISIANA WHICH IS CALLED ‘BREAUX BRIDGE’, AND THEY HAPPEN TO BE THE CRAWFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.  SHEDIAC IS WILDLY KNOWN FOR IT’S SANDY BEACH WITH WATER TEMPERATURES HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER BEACHES, NORTH OF VIRGINIA. IT’S NOT A RICH TOWN. BUT WE ARE PROUD PEOPLE, WITH BIG HEARTS AND A WARM SMILE. HERE’S A FEW PICTURES TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE AURA WE CALL HOME…. AND YOU’LL HOPE HEAVEN’S A LOT LIKE MY HOME TOWN. 

 

 
WE ARE 23 KM FROM CONCERT HALLS, AND ALL THE COMMODITIES OF A BIG CITY WHILE STILL BEING CONSIDERABLY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BIG CITY LIVING.  LOBSTER FISHING IS ONLY ONE OF THE MAJOR INDUSTRIES IN THE AREA. SO COME ON DOWN AND VISIT US. YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID.
 
ORIGINAL PIECE BY : GUY D. BREAU
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13 Responses to SHÉDIAC………. WHERE I CALL HOME.

  1. NATHANIEL says:

    BECAUSE I\’VE BEEN TO YOUR HOME TOWN, YOUR DESCRIPTION WAS ALMOST PERFECT.YOU DID IT PROUD. NICE JOB.

  2. JAMES says:

    VERY GOOD SANDEE…… I\’M GLAD YOUR GOING TO KEEP THIS JOURNAL GOING.

  3. TERRI says:

    WONDERFUL JOB SANDERSON, I\’M PROUD OF YOU !TERRI

  4. TYLER says:

    IT LOOKS VERY PEACEFUL AND NICE…..YOU DID YOUR TOWN JUSTICE.TYLER

  5. Carla says:

    I LOVE IT SANDEE, YOU SHOULD HGAVE PUT A PICTURE OF WHEN I WAS MISS SHEDIAC. LOLPERFECTION OTHERWISE. LOLCARLA V.

  6. Guy says:

    GREAT JOB KID…. LOL I THINK IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO PUT AN OLDER PAGEANT WINNER IT\’S KEEPING WITH THE THEME YOU WERE GOING FOR OF SMAL, COZY LIVING. I LOVE IT.GUY M.

  7. Raymond says:

    PERFECT……. I\’M SO GLAD YOUR GOING TO KEEP WRITING IN HERE ! THANKS SANDERSON !

  8. PARISE says:

    I AGREE WITH THE OTHER COMMENTS, YOUR VERY GIFTED AS A WRITER MY SWEET LITTLE SANDEEI LOVE YOU DESCRIPTION, YOU CAUGHT WHAT GUY M SAID. COZY/HOME-LIKE/RELAXING, BRAVOPARISE

  9. Marc says:

    OF COURSE IT\’S PERFECT, SOME OF YOU SEEM SURPRISED – WHAT\’S UP WITH THAT ?

  10. Marc says:

    BTW ME AGAIN…..THE BEAUTY QUEEN BEHIND THE WINNER MUST OF BEEN MISS SHEDIAC 1969 & SHE SEEMS DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS IF YOU ENLARGE THE PICTURE. I WONDER WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE TODAY ? IT\’S ALL BEFORE YOUR TIME SO NONE OF YOU WILL KNOW WHO SHE IS !!!!! AGAIN NICE JOB BOSS !

  11. Guy says:

    OH SHE LOOKS LIKE THAT NADINE {LANDRY?} I FORGET HER LAST NAME BUT SHE WAS SOME GORGEOUS. YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT, I THINK THEY TOLD ME SHE DIED AT A YOUNG AGE ? BUT NOT 100% ON THAT.

  12. FeLiCiAnO VaMoS says:

    WHERE DID YOU FIND A 1971 FESTIVAL PROGRAM OR ANNONCEMENT ?NICE JOB I LIKE THE PICTURE OF THE OLD BEAUTY QUEEN, YOU MANAGED TO INCLUDE THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT. GOOD SHOW MY MAN SANDERSON ! GOOD SHOW.

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