We see them all over the place when we are travelling
Usually out in the bush but sometimes in the towns
Taking their life in their hands standing beside the road – or even in the middle
Directing traffic at road work construction sites
These are a few we met on our way north in July 2016
They stand there with their stop and slow signs at the ready
Eyes and ears tuned to the comings and goings around them
Often open to a friendly wave and smile as we go by
As we followed this escort truck we looked to our left
We both burst out laughing and shouted
It’s DEBORAH 😊😎
And here’s where I should explain the fun part
During our travels to Newfoundland (2010/2013) we discovered a group called Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.
The sound – style – lyrics were such that it was instant love on all corners. So 2 of their many CDs came home with us to be played very frequently especially in the car on long journeys. Their music is fun, a happy sound that has you singing along, music that often has poignant lyrics reminiscing about life as it used to be on the island or The Rock as it is sometimes called.
There is one song about a young woman called DEBORAH who earns her living as a Flagman – just like the girl above