I thought of my maternal grandparents when reading an article about the decline of Newfoundland outports and scattered villages. Little is known of my grandparents before World War II, I believe they were Acadians who made a living from fishing and farming. Many outport residents having these occupations were paid subsidies to move to urban centers for less costly, more efficient, goverement services. But my grandparents did not need to move because modernity came to them with the construction of Harmon Air Force Base by the Americans. See Memoriam.