Thursday, March 24, 2011
Islanders By Choice
"We walked back to the house yesterday...no snow around the perimeter of the house...and none in the house either...that is also good ! I never noticed any new tenants either...like the squirrel type . So...all is good . Oh...about 8 feet of snow still in the driveway . There was a big tree that fell in the woods...par for the course considering the winter we endured . See ya..."
The is typical of my "Islander" experience so far - friendly, helpful and always with tongue tucked firmly in cheek!
A note to my fellow "Islanders" - if you are on facebook check out a page called Islanders by Choice Alliance (this relates to a comment about living on the island but being "from away"). A group of islanders from all origins have started a group that every Islander can join for socializing, networking, for newcomers, for long-time dwellers, for every person who has decided to an IBCer (Islander by choice). The group has grown beyond all expectations and now has 413 members. One very successful social event has been held already with another planned for the end of April.
Some folks who have moved to PEI found it very difficult to form friendships with Islanders and felt they were treated differently because they were "from away". (This has NOT been my experience so far but I appreciate that it has happened to others). So a group of Islanders By Choice thought they would form a welcoming committee of sorts and it has become something much much more. I can't wait to attend one of these events and meet many more IBCers! Even if you were born on the island and have lived there all of your life - this group is for YOU!
Check it out! Besides...I hear Islanders give great hugs!