On Constellations, Checkerboard Floors and Fallin’ One Cloud at a Time.

I can remember the first time I heard “Bobcaygeon”.

It was one of those colder than normal days with sheets of windblown snow hammering the windows.  I was wrapped in a blanket on the couch happy to have the time to myself.

I’m not sure the song was where I was at the time or that it called forth something I longed for, but to this day I hear the song and I am transported back to those feelings.

Outwardly the beginning of ‘99 was the worst of times:  money, work, girlfriend, parenthood, the looming 4-0.  But I was feeling inner calmness and confidence divorced from the everyday that Downie seemed to tap into.

The decisions I made that day have altered the fabric of my life.  And sometimes I think my life couldn’t be better but for the warmth of a blanket on a cold stormy day.

And Constellations, Checkerboard Floors and Fallin’ One Cloud at a Time[I].

David Chellew and Linda Odnokon have been life partners and in business together for almost 19 years.  During that time, they have mellowed into their respective roles and enjoy working with individual investment clients.  Dave is a Portfolio Manager and Linda is an Investment Advisor with iAS and work out of the co-work space Brightlane on King West in downtown Toronto.

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[I] Songwriters: Gordon Downie / Johnny Fay / Joseph Paul Langlois / Robert Baker / Robert Gordon Sinclair
Bobcaygeon lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
[II] Ibid.