So May 1st, we’re moving to an upper duplex 5 1/2 in Lachine. A brief drive through Lachine’s scenic industrial park will place me at the office and the apartment is handy to a convenient Metro bus for her. And we have two balconies. And we’re allowed a barbeque. We also have to buy four new appliances (fridge/stove/washer/dryer) and hire some goons to move our stuff.
My only question is: what do we call ourselves now? Lachine got its name from René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, who, like many explorers of that era, was trying to find a route to China. As he owned the settlement in 1669, it was named from the french La Chine, as a kind of joke.
On Nun’s Island, we’re
upper class twits Nun’s Islanders. So, are people who live in Lachine called Lachiners? Lachinians? Lachinese? In french are they les Lachinois?
Oh, I guess we are.