The bad news - the present that was supposed to be here for Christmas was shipped to the greater Toronto area, where it's been languishing for two days.
The good news - it's very close to my great-grandmother's birthplace of Stouffville, Ontario.
Minnie March grew up in the Whitchurch-Stouffville area, and ended up moving to Saskatchewan with her new husband David Curtis. They ran a dry goods store in Wolseley, then moved to Findlater, southeast of Regina, where he was badly injured while working in a grain elevator.
They ended up living at 2039 Retallack Street in Regina, about seven blocks from our house.
If the package takes a short detour on the way to Regina (and why not, it's already gone far enough from here), it can swing by where the old family farm was.
The map on the right shows a red star where my package was at 3:37 this morning.
Merry Christmas to the March family relations in and from Stouffville. I've never visited, but I'm not dead yet, so you never know.
The package will eventually go through Wolseley, which was a little different when Elsie was born there in 1903. For one thing, it was still part of the Northwest Territories then. Saskatchewan didn't become a province for another two years.
Here's a shot of the grain elevators in early Wolseley. My grandparents briefly ran their store in a triangular brick building that's now a credit union branch.
My mom sometimes talks about her aunt Susan, who married into the Banbury family in Wolseley. Susan's husband Robert was related to Edwin Banbury, a co-founder of Beaver Lumber.
I've got a few March family photos from the turn of the last century on Flickr.
Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan archives for the photo.