It Feels Dang Good To Be Home!!!!

Canada
June 24, 2008 3:12pm CST
Today Mom and I went out in search of coffee and other things. We found ourselves at the groccery store. Walking down the aisles I spotted a Canadian flag. I moved closer to it and there was a whole display bin full of Canada-Day items; decorations, flags, stickers, hats, lawn chairs, car flags, table flags, all kinds of CANADA STUFF!!! I've just returned from spending a half a year in the USA, so you can understand why, when I saw that glorious Canada stuf, I wanted to jump into the display bin and play with it all, the way a little kid would jump into a play-pit full of colourful balls. I bought a nice big armload of the stuff in the bin, for Canada Day. Anyone else ever been this excited upon seeing a bin full of Canadian stuff?
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
So how much did you actually buy and where did you store it in your broom-closet apartment?
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• Canada
15 Jul 08
I bought quite a bit, and don't worry about where *I* am going to store it, because 90% of what I bought is going home with YOU, because I love Canadian stuff and I love YOU! ;) Enjoy your presents, when you get here. Love Your Favourite Wife
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
24 Jun 08
hello, that is great to hear that you found some stuff that reminds you of home. i know exactly what it feels like and i can understand the need to jump for joy LOL i cannot relate with the canadian stuff but like i said i can relate bout the missing home part. we live in china for 4 years and i only got home twice (once in two years) and whenever i see stuff that is a local from home i am way too excited and willing to buy it even if i know the cost of it is like triple the price if i buy it at home BUT heck, i feel happy and it satisfies my needs of wanting to be home so i am buying it LOL are you living with your mom during your stay here? it is nice that you spend time with her, i am excited to see my mom on november and my sister and her hubby on december, havent seen them for more than a year so that is a wonderful one. anyway, hope you remember the shop so you can go there whenever you miss home. have a good one!
• Canada
24 Jun 08
I'm glad you know the feeling.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I always smile when I think of Canada because my brother-in-law lives there. I have a beautiful pictorial book on Canada. What a wonderful place it must be!
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• Canada
24 Jun 08
It's as wonderful as you imagine it.
@geekyjock (371)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
I love Canada! And Canadians! Such a nice happy people. I wish to live someday there, I hope it will be sooner. Your Country is nice and clean and quiet. The perfect place to have a peaceful life
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I can totally understand what you are talking about. It's so nice to be around your own country or the staff after a long time. When I go back to visit my own place and my parents I feel amazing and so so much happy. Its little hard to explain that feelings in words.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Canada must be a pretty nice place to live. You always have such wonderful things to say about Canada. Once I had a friend who lived there. She said rent was really affordable. In our area, it's through the roof and so are food prices.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I have never gotten excited upon seeing a bin full of anything, no matter what country...even my own. The one thing I guess would be comparable would be when I go on a trip and coming back I see the state line where I live. That is the most beautiful sign I have ever seen if I have been gone for a while.
• United States
25 Jun 08
Isn't it great to be home again? Nothing can compare. I feel the same way after being in Canada for hockey tourneys and such for like a week or so. It's not that you hate where you are, just you love where you belong. LOL... I actually got pretty excited the first time I went to the Canadian dollar store and saw all this 70's style candy that the US doesn't have readily available. I was so excited! LOL So while it wasn't Canadian flags and such.... lol.. your retro candy had me so happy!
• United States
25 Jun 08
Being an American, I'd have to say no, but I applaud your love of country.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
It's nice to be home isn't it? Our country has a lot of faults, but, I still think it's the best place in the world to be.
@monaliu (344)
25 Jun 08
I have never been to Canada.But I read more about it in my books. It is a great country! I also love it! So many holidays in your country! enjoy your coffee and enjoy your life here!
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
25 Jun 08
This is a different kind of response that doesn't have to do with Canadian things but I am getting a box of things together to send to a young friend in Zimbabwe, Africa, whose family always is excited to get things from the USA. As I was packing some of the things that I had purchased for her, I noticed that they were mostly "made in China"! What kind of "excited" is that going to be for her, I am wondering??
• United States
25 Jun 08
"Oh Canada!"I am from The U.S. but I can understand. There is no place like home!
• United States
25 Jun 08
No I haven't but I do get really happy if I come across some Scottish items.
@enbrown (282)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I have only been to Canada once but I would really like to go again!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I have never seen a Canada display or actually any other country other then Mexico when I helped celebrate Cinco De Mayo years ago in Ensenada. xoxoxoxoxoxo
@patgalca (15314)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Jun 08
I am drawn towards the clothing displays in Zellers and The Bay, although some of the Olympic stuff is a little weird. We'll be seeing a lot of Canada products in the stores for the next two years when the Winter Olympics come to Canada in 2010. They sure do get a hard start on things, don't they? Well, I guess it's all about the money, right? Of course, Canada Day itself is right around the corner, hence the flags and stuff. But I find these things (chairs, decorations, hats, flags, etc.) are around all the time now. Canadians have been coming on proud and strong and really want to show it. Cheers my fellow Canadian!