WHAT IT IS
Cricket and Sapphire love the summer drive along Highway 17 north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Batchawana Bay, Pancake Bay and Montreal River Harbour are just some of their favorite places along the route. During one trip near Lake Superior Provincial Park, Sapphire spotted a Sandhill Crane in a field. As she approached to take a photo, it seemed obvious to her the crane was not only in a bad mood but also in some distress. Blessed with a wonderful singing voice, a few bars of Willie P. Bennett’s Driftin Snow calmed the bird down and after cutting the Plot 82 tag from it’s leg, brought the bird to Mutt Jefferson’s rehab center a few miles back down the highway.
WHAT IT IS NOT
Mildred was nervously pulling at her tail feathers as the full cast was mulling around the pond, taking up their positions. Things were not going well for Mildred, in addition to being investigated by two prestigious organizations, Mildred knew a lack of discipline on the part of the actors could jeopardize opening night, some six weeks away.
She decided on the unthinkable. Hyper disciplinarian ‘THE CRANE,’ was flying in from Hawk Junction, Ontario and was expected with the hour.