Girl From the North Country
by Bob Dylan

If you’re traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was the true love of mine.

If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see if she’s a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin’ winds.

Please see if her hair hangs long
If it rolls and flows all down her breast
Please see from me if her hair hangs long
That’s the way I remember her best.

I’m a-wonderin’ if she remembers me at all
Many times I’ve often prayed
In the darkness of my night
In the brightness of my day.

So if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine.

Photo by Mark Jackson


My name is Ann, and I am twenty-eight years old. Girl From the North Country began in 2007 as a chronicle of my transition from being a small-town, Minnesota girl to throwing down some roots in Los Angeles, California. I lived in L.A. for a year, then moved to Orange County in early 2009 when I got a pretty amazing job working for an organization that helps women in India restore their lives after being rescued from forced prostitution. I travel to India consistently.

Life here in California has been crazy and hard and wonderful. It has been a grand adventure, full of many amazing new relationships and walking through all sorts of doors I never imagined would open. This is what being young was made for.


8 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Brenda said

    Hey Ann,
    You wonders never cease….
    Jan Webster called to say “good bye”…
    Miss you, Brenda

  2. am said

    California is my first love and is where I was born. I left California when I was 23 years old. Now I am Old Girl Of The North Country, living in northwestern Washington. Hope all is going well with your plans. My parents were born and grew up in Minnesota, leaving there in their 20s. They met and married in California.

  3. m said

    Did you take airbourne for that cold? D and I are on it. We are doing the lemon lime flavor – may be better than the orange flavor we had before???
    Love ya,m

  4. Staci said

    Ran across your site. I like it to say the least. A true voice…..well probably because I identified with it. lol. Good stuff.

  5. Sam said

    Hi Ann – thanks a lot for sharing your experiences. My boyfriend and I are going to move into a long distance relationship and we have been scared as hell. I derived a lot of comfort from your reading your posts on long distance relationships. My best wishes to you and your guy D. BTW, I’m from Indonesia – im serious.

  6. Hi Ann,

    Just spent a while looking through your blog. Really enjoy it! Please continue. 🙂

    Wanted to mention something in relation to your big dream. Have you heard of Asha Imports? It’s a project by Dylan & Molly Fila that sounds similar to what you’d like to do.

    Maybe it will inspire something (if nothing else, Christmas present ideas!):

    Great to hear what’s up with you these days.


  7. hartparrish said

    Ann. I just found your blog. It rocks. You rock. Nicely done. 😀

  8. Mike said

    Love your sight…..good luck2 u

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