OK, I admit it, I became homesick this morning.
And you will never guess what caused it...remember the song by Gordon Lightfoot, THE WRECK OF THE EDMOND FITZGERALD??? It was on the radio this morning, and for the first time SINCE the wreck, I had NOT remembered that important date of November 10th. I always commemorate that date in my heart and mind. I have no reason to, other than my love for the Great Lakes, my respect for shipping crews and love forLake Superior.
For my readers not familiar with the Fitz, you can go to
All kinds of info there, and for the song, you can go to;
You really need to listen to the song; it is a haunting song. Some people will understand how this song can affect a person to the point of making them homesick...or even feeling guilty that you forgot the anniversary date.
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!