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This is a view of Elrose, the small town in Saskatchewan where I live, as one comes down the highway going south. The town has just over five hundred people presently living in it and it seems to be getting smaller each year. It’s a quiet place for the most part, a place where one can think without the distractions of sirens, the noise of traffic or the press of crowds. In a small town like this, it is easy to disappear while still being present as a community member. Not much is expected of an import other than to have a smile and a friendly wave as people pass by. In a little place like this, it is easiest if one checks one’s hubris at the entrance to town.
It’s different of course if you are a local, one whose roots go deep into the community. Then the pull to community and the proscriptions are all out in full force. Ask any youth and they will tell you that they can hardly wait until they can escape so that they can have the freedom to be themselves.
Still, it’s a good place to raise a family and a great place to retire. Of course, having Internet makes it easier. The chances of finding someone to talk with who might share your interest are very slim in a small town. Having Internet access expands the possibilities for communication without giving up the peace and quiet and friendliness of a small town on the prairies.