DO NOT Confront Them

An urgent warning was issued to all residents of our fair community by our Mayor, yesterday, via Facebook.

He gave stern instructions that, if we were to see certain people, we should NOT CONFRONT them, but rather we should report them immediately to our local police detachment.

Who are these dangerous people ?

They are tourists !

How the world has changed. In past summers, we have welcomed thousands of visitors. They are attracted to the natural beauty here, the friendly people, and the slow pace of life. This year, all tourism is closed.

Many homes, including ours, are historic, and have been carefully restored.

Life here is reminiscent of 1920, but with modern technology.

I will miss the enthusiasm and the joy that our visitors bring each year.

We cannot, of course, understand why God has allowed this pandemic to develop.

Only in hindsight will we learn how the world changed during this trial.

53 thoughts on “DO NOT Confront Them

    1. That is kind of you to say that ! Yes, we wait patiently all year for our lovely visitors, and now we are told to report them to the police !
      This is sad for our community. I am praying for the day when we can see our friends ‘from away’ again. πŸ€—

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  1. Hi Sally! I’m going by a conglomerate of factors and knowledge and I see that evil has been allowed obviously for God’s Plan to unfold in accordance with and fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures which as we know are His words to us as a guidepost or beacon to keep the faithful steady and true, discerning until such time that He our Lord and Savior will return to end all confusion and doubts for good! These changes are all happening due to manmade contrivances and evil undertakings spawned by the Devil himself through his now countless minions! What’s been going wrong here in America is a sad sign of how sick the entire human race now is, and the worst among us here and there are making their decisions in unison for their purposes not God’s at all; they only seek to gain complete control; communism of the entire earth; The New World Order! We are already in World War Three, this will be a far different war than any ever on earth, it involves all powers and principalities that are usurping the spiritual demonic forces of hell! We can only keep praying and serving our God in heaven and He will deliver at His appointed time!
    That is a most beautiful photo that inspired me of God’s power, majesty and grace! Amen.
    Your brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence

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    1. Hi Lawrence – this is very profound.
      The Holy Scripture is indeed a guide book for holy and happy living.
      This is is absolute wisdom – we can only ‘keep praying and serving our God in heaven.’
      Then, we can truly say : ‘it is well with my soul’ πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ€— You said it perfect I say Sally! That is it in a nutshell as Dad always said to us kids growing up! I just think I forgot the growing up part at times, LOL! Hey, you know how it goes with generations, the present can’t ever be quite as great as the preceding, as they were from a different era and mold! The times are what changes but people are the factor that doesn’t always change for the better! Serving God and loving Him is the paramount factor for all humans to focus on if they want their life to be worthwhile and amount to something in the end! Thank you friend and God bless you and yours! πŸ€—
        Off to have a Caesar Salad or close facsimile!

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      2. Hooray!!! I was really hoping you would put something together because I felt bad I made a big thing of mine, and that perhaps you wanted one too! I’m so happy you did that Sally! God bless you, I’m really happy lots and lots about it! πŸ€— I bet it it was way better than mine too, which is just dandy with me! Nothing but the best for you! πŸ˜‹ 🌈🌻🌞🌻

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      1. That is very relaxing and rewarding ! And very generous of you to share your photos. The budding roses posted yesterday were fantastic, as were the tiny drops of rain on the flowers. πŸ€—

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    1. Yes, for sure ! Especially since our tourists support a great part of our economy.
      We are all experiencing things that we never thought we would.
      In the meantime, the WordPress community is a wonderful place of support.
      Thanks for your encouraging posts. πŸ€—

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      1. You as well. I would not be feeling this good if not for all of you out there.
        This is such a good outlet bursting with God’s word and his people showing each other love.

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    1. Hi ! I agree with you that the virus probably has changed our lives for good.
      Perhaps we will also focus more on our loved ones , our homes, gardens, and pets. And primarily, I hope that we learn how vulnerable we are, and how dependent we are on God’s mercy.
      Thanks for your comment. πŸ€—

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  2. My town had the only Motor Vehicle department that was open in New York State because it had drive-thru service, so it was limited contact. Every morning, there would be a line of 80+ cars from all over the state that had started lining up the night before. The Governor shut it down because it was causing people to travel and they spread the virus to our area. We are one of the counties with “more cows than people.”

    Sally, hopefully your local industries are able to survive without the tourists? Are residents able to buy local fish and other products to support local companies losing tourist money?
    Be well, Rachel

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    1. Wow, Rachel, 80 plus cars lining up from all over the state – I can understand why your Governor had to shut down that motor vehicle department.
      Our local residents are never allowed to buy our fish in stores here.
      Our fish and seafood are immediately shipped to foreign markets, mostly in Japan.
      We do have some frozen cod in our freezer, but these are thanks to the kindness of some local fishermen friends.
      I think of you often, and I know that your kitties are entertaining and amusing during these challenging times.
      Stay safe. πŸ€—

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  3. I’d hear that Newfoundland has had no new cases of the virus for over a week. I can understand why tourists might not be welcome! What part of Newfoundland do you live in?

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    1. Hi Pam ! We live at the very tip of the Bonavista Peninsula. There is only one road coming in. We are so tourist oriented, and the lack of welcome for tourists this year is distressing to us. I always like when our visitors arrive. πŸ€—

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      1. I correspond with someone who lives in Catalina. She sends me photos sometimes, it looks so beautiful! I don’t envy you your winters however πŸ™‚

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      2. Hi, yes, Catalina is near here, only further south. January and February are windy. I imagine it was challenging here without electricity or indoor plumbing. These only arrived in the 1970s in Newfoundland outports. πŸ€—

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  4. I clicked “like” just to let you know I am here – and I read your blog. What a really need is a “sad” button. It is so sad that your beautiful community is closed to tourists this year. Oh, how this pandemic has altered our world! I wonder what the “new normal” will look like.

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    1. Thanks. Because we live quite far North, the evening twilight is long here. When the sun has already set, light from the sun still shines in the sky even when the moon, and some planets are already visible. πŸ€— We will miss our tourists this year.

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  5. I really do hope the world is a kinder place after all this is over. As of now, there is so much mistrust, suspicion and hostility- or maybe, there was a bit of all that even before ( under the surface ). But someone great has written that disasters are an opportunity- whether we use that for the good, or worse, remains to be seen.
    I understand the suspicion about tourists. In my hometown, people are spooked even by those who are returning from their worksite in other parts of the country. Crazy!

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    1. Hi ! It seems, rather draconian, does it not ? Our mayor immortalized his words in the media, and now there is a record of them. Our Minister of Health also spoke on the media and said : ‘If you’re from away, stay away.πŸ€”

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    1. Hi !
      Thanks for your comment !
      Traditionally, rural Newfoundlanders have been somewhat xenophobic (afraid of strangers).
      Families living here are descendents of fishing families who have been here for hundreds of years. We noticed this somewhat when we moved here from Ontario. People wondered why we wanted to live in a remote fishing village.
      When the cod fishing industry collapsed in 1992, tourism became increasingly popular, and in the past 10 years the town has welcomed numerous summer visitors. Our economy is heavily dependent on tourism.
      Now, people seem to show signs of xenophobia again. This time they fear that strangers could be carrying ‘the virus.’
      Christ always notices how we treat strangers.
      There is a difference though, between strangers who come into our midst and need our help ( the Holy Family were strangers in Egypt ), and those who choose to travel while disobeying instructions not to travel at this time, out of love and respect for others.
      Our Minister of Health gave a stern warning also, stating in the Media: ‘If you’re from away, stay away’, he was quoted as saying.
      The messages of the politicians seem somewhat draconian to me, nevertheless I respect that everyone desires to be protected in these times.
      It is interesting to note how people behave in times of crisis. πŸ€—
      May our risen Lord have mercy on all of us.

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  6. Oh my! How the world has changed. The tourists are now considered dangerous people. Do you notice how everthing is turned upside down? Right is wrong and wrong is right! May God help us to get back on the right tract.

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