Post Cards from Cousin Froid

 

Froid-froidLong-lost cousin Froid Burgeron from Canada (his great-Grandfather, who homesteaded in Alberta, was second-cousin to Nana Lou’s step-great-uncle, who was the seventh son of her great grandfather’s third wife by a previous marriage*) learned the family was having a #Burgeron106 reunion when he bumped into Nana Lou during a harrowing encounter with a horde of Zombies.  He sang a duet with Nana Lou at the trailer https://soundcloud.com/wayupnorth/trailerblues-nanalou-and-jim-too. That was when Nana Lou and Dr M invited Froid to the reunion.

Today Dr M left a trailer key for him under the gardenia pot outside the tree house. (Just sayin’  in case any of his wild relatives get a notion he’s broken in and head for the guns they keep hidden by the still. – oh wait – guess nobody hides guns in Texas #opencarry)

Froid has been sending post cards on his trip from wayUpNorth (dot ca) to attend the #burgeron106 Family Reunion @NanaLou022’s trailer in Bovine County, Texas. Froid didn’t have the right hashtag when he started out, so he storified his post cards to share them with the whole family. Now he can’t figure out how to embed them on wordpress.com.
Here’s the link to the full story so far: summer-of-the-trailer on Storify

In a Nutshell, Floyd ran into problems on the way.

@NanaLou022 Long-lost cousin, Froid Burgeron, prepares for long trip from his home to #ds106 summer trailer. http://t.co/flSqWrRJUV

Texas was farther than he figgered, and spring caught up with him.

@NanaLou022 ice melted B4 I could ski-doo out of NWT for Burgeron Reunion. Making other plans to attend 100 Bday http://t.co/Gtf1u2wBCv

After the snow melted, he thought he’d use the minivan but

forest fires closed the highway.

Floyd hopes he will be able to make it all the way to the reunion now that he’s had to go back and dig under the mattress to finance some high-priced transportation.

@NanaLou022 Snow's all melted. Highway closed by wildfires. Cousin Froid now trying this to jump-start trip http://t.co/Gh6YFvEbTy

Froid is trying to persuade Anna Cow or Super Moo to help out with a situation he found down in Alberta where his closest relatives live. More postcards to come.

 

*probably gonna need some help showin’ that graft-in on the family tree, Nana Lou

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2 thoughts on “Post Cards from Cousin Froid

  1. Cousin Froid, I am glad you found the key. Also glad you made it clear that you were invited. The boys are behaving a little funny around here lately. Did you like my Gardenias? They are NanaLou’s favourites. I am now getting a little worried about your attendance at the reunion. You have taken Super MOO with you? This means my tree house is not unprotected…we have people from the days of yore looking for that darn time-cycle of Ron’s….we have strange noises in the dark being recorded by Aunty Sappy, Stephanie still lost and I thought Super MOO was about to find her…. these are worrying times for the Burgerons. I am not feeling well myself and I think I may need to see a doctor soon….what was I saying? Anyway, travel safe cousin Froid.

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  2. Ahhh…. Cousin Froid. So nice to hear from that distant side of the family. Yes… I’ll have to get into that family tree and flesh out a few more branches. Hopefully I’ll be able to carve out some time here and get it done soon.

    I had a listen again to our duet from our Zombie invasion days. Now that was one exciting time for this ol’ lady. I’m sure glad we had a chance to take a bit of a breather and record our duet outside my little shack next to the Burgeron trailer. Yep… that was quite a weekend.

    In answer to your technical difficulties with Storify… You can’t use their embed code on our site. We chose to use a free WordPress.com site for our #burgeron106 family reunion and they won’t let us do that here. Same is true with trying to use java script – can’t do it.

    I’ve been out for awhile and looking forward to catching up on what’s been happening at the trailer and those on their way. I’m starting backwards and working my way forward. Hope to see that you’ve made progress with your travels by the time I make it to the present posts.

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