March 1, 1999
This is a true story which was written by Donald Young, from Lagacéville, New Brunswick. Donald lives in Lagacéville with his wife and daughter. He was a displaced worker who came back to school to improve his education with the hopes of being able to find another job. Donald enjoys hunting, fishing and bowling.
One day I decided to go for a drive to the country in my car. I went up an old wood road just to enjoy the beautiful sights of the trees which were changing colours. Then I realized there were lots of old wood roads. I got lost, so I stopped for about ten minutes. The birds were singing and I could hear the animals cracking through the woods. I drove for about two hours then I could smell something cooking from afar. I followed the smell that led me to some campers. The campers were very friendly. They gave me some lunch and told me which road to take to the highway. I was glad to know my way to the highway because now I felt different than when I was lost. The forest has a special nature of it's own.
[This story was taken with permission, from the The Learning Times, published by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, in the May 1995 edition.]