HAPPY CANADA DAY
written by Debbie Williamson
"Poor Mountain Mother," said Poor Mountain Father. "We should do something special this weekend."
"Good idea," said Poor Mountain Mother, putting away the dinner dishes. "After all it is Canada Day."
"Yes," said Poor Mountain Father. "I have an idea. How about we go for a nice picnic?"
"Oh," said Poor Mountain Mother. "A picnic would be so much fun."
"So that is what we will do," said Poor Mountain Father. "We can go to our favourite mountain spot."
"Yes," laughed Poor Mountain Mother. "Let's do that."
Poor Mountain Father and Poor Mountain Mother loved their favourite mountain spot. The reason for that is because their favourite mountain spot just happened to be on their very own property.
When Poor Mountain Sister and Poor Mountain Brother came inside from playing outdoors, their parents told them about their plans to have a Canada Day picnic. The both children were very happy about this. They loved going on picnics and they especially loved going on picnics at their favourite mountain spot.
"Poor Mountain Brother," said Poor Mountain Sister. "I have an idea. Let's make a Canadian flag that we could put on our mountain for Canada Day."
"Good idea," said Poor Mountain Brother. "Let's do that. I could build a flag pole for the flag."
"Perfect," said Poor Mountain Sister.
That afternoon, Poor Mountain Sister started sewing her Canadian flag, with Poor Mountain Mother's help while Poor Mountain Brother started building his flag pole, with Poor Mountain Father's help.
The Canada Day long weekend came and the whole Poor Mountain Family were so excited about their picnic. Poor Mountain Mother had made some salads, fried chicken and had even baked their favourite desert, chocolate brownies.
Canada Day morning came and the sun was shining bright. Poor Mountain Father drove his old pickup truck up to the Poor Mountain Family's favourite mountain spot. As soon as they got to their favourite mountain spot, the Poor Mountain Family all pitched in put up the flag. The pole was a little crooked and the flag had a little hole in it but it looked good to the Poor Mountain Family. They were proud of their flag and flag pole. In fact, they were so proud that they stood at the base of the flag pole and sang "O Canada" as loud as they could.
Just when they were finished singing, a bald eagle flew out of nowhere and stopped right on top of the flag pole. The Poor Mountain Family were flabbergasted. They loved bald eagles.
"A perfect Canada Day," said Poor Mountain Father, that night before going to sleep.
"Yes," said Poor Mountain Mother. "Absolutely perfect!"