If the walls could talk
We have been cleaning up Grisha’s old room (love letters and cutie-pie photos galore!). The room he grew up in happens to have a huge map of the world on one side. And the four towns listed in Newfoundland are: Corner Brook, Botwood, St. Johns and Argentia. Corner Brook and Botwood? How curious, they weren’t on my honeymoon to-do list. So I investigated. Corner Brook happens to be the oldest community of its size (over 25,000) in Canada. What does that mean? Wiki told me that “other communities of this size have either grown into larger ones (+75,000), were amalgamated with other communities or collapsed.” So rock on Corner Brook for not growing, amalgamating or collapsing. And Botwood hosted Bob Hope in 1943, when he was stormbound on a transatlantic trip and ended up playing for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Both stops worth making.