20 years have passed.
What is the place you lived in Mom and Dad?
The place with all the dirt bikes, bog bikes, and snowmobiles.
The place you went trouting and the dory you caught cod from.
The place you could walk for miles in the woods and see all the moose, rabbit, caribou, and partridge.
The place you picked your blueberries and bakeapples.
The place where people took care of people and always had a friendly smile.
The place with all the towns that had funny names.
The place with the whales and icebergs.
The place with beautiful beaches and miles of marshes.
The place I learned to ride my bike and where Nanny and Poppy were from.
The place where we cut our Christmas tree and you cut wood for the fireplace.
Where is that place - Mom and Dad?
Well, the place didn't survive long enough for you to live it.
For that we are truly sorry.
We were too busy enjoying the last spoils - to stop the corruption, theft, and waste of our tremendous resources.