S: SUMMER 2011
FC: Aiden's Manitoulin Memory Alphabet Book
2: A is for Aiden, the hero of this book. If you have any doubts, just take a look.
3: B is for banging and building a fort That's just the right size for folks who are short.
4: C's for the canoe that goes on the waters, Paddled this day by Monique's two daughters.
5: D is for the dock and the dog. The dog's flesh and bones and the dock was a log.
6: E is for Elliot who's having some fun, And for playing Marbles and Cards with Everyone.
7: F's for the Fireplace around which we stand, And for Friends who come visit to add to our band.
8: G's for your Step-Aunts Gaby and Gwen, One slept in the bunkie and one in a tent.
9: H is for Hiking the M'chigeeng trail, Right to the top with feet that don't fail!
10: I is for ice cream at the Farquhar's store, We gobbled it up and still wanted more.
11: J is for jumping off the end of the dock. I'm glad that the water is softer than rock.
12: K is for Kidding around with our friends On a long summer day when the fun never ends.
13: L's for the Laser papa sails on Lake Otter. It bends in the wind and flies on the water.
14: M is for Misha, your marvelous brother, And also for Monique, your amazing grandmother. M's for the monarch with bright coloured wings, And for the First Nation M'Chigeeng.
15: N's for the Names of the plants that are growing, Can you match the names to the ones that are showing? There's a fern and some Queen Anne's Lace, Indian Pipe and a Trillium find a place, And then there's a thistle (It's the one with a bristle).
16: O's for the lake named after the Otter, And its shimmering, shining, delicious cool water. It's great in the heat when we want to get wet, And serene in the evening as we watch the sun set.
17: P's for the Pow Wow at Wikwemikong, Costumes and feathers, dances and song.
18: Q's for the Quiet on a soft summer night Before the fireworks explode with thunder and light.
19: R is for Reading in a hammock or chair. Tell me it's happening and I'll be right there!
20: S is for the Sawdust at the end of the road. You can bury yourself, or bring home a load.
21: T's for the tarpaulin that we like to sit under When the sun is too hot or the sky starts to thunder.
22: U's for Unburied, like Mister E. here, And David and Ze'ev, your Uncles so dear.
23: V is for Visitors who came in a bunch, They came with their families and they all stayed for lunch.
24: W's for this Web that we found in the morning. Do you think we should give the mosquitoes a warning?
25: X is for the eXcitement of sparklers at night, Zigzags and circles of bright fizzy light.
26: Y's for the Yellow we find everywhere, Shirts, toys and dancers and Elliot's hair.
27: Z is for Ze'ev, your father's big brother, Which makes him your uncle and not your grandmother.