Thursday, 18 May 2017

10. Signs, murals, ads and nature



SIGNS AND MURALS AND EVEN ADVERTISEMENTS TELL US A LOT
ABOUT PEOPLE AND ABOUT COMMUNITIES

SO DOES NATURE


WE SERVE OUR MISSION IN SOMEWHAT REMOTE AREAS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC.  THE COUNTRYSIDE IS ROUGH AND RUGGED AND THE PEOPLE, LIKEWISE, ARE ROUGH AND RUGGED, INDEPENDENT AND FRIENDLY.   

WHERE WE SERVE THERE IS LOTS OF DIVIRSITY WHICH INCLUDES FARMING, MINING, LOGGING, TOURISM, HUNTING, RELIGION, EDUCATION, FISHING AND LOTS OF SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTS.  LOADS OF WILDERNESS, NARROW ROADS, LAKES AND STREAMS AND BOGS AROUND EVERY TURN OF THE ROAD.  BEAUTIFUL NATURE WITH REMOTE FARMS AND SMALL VILLIAGES AND TOWNS SCATTERED IN BETWEEN.  

THERE'S ICE FISHING, CHORD WOOD STACKED BY MOST HOMES, BEAR HUNTING, CLOTHES LINES FULL OF THE DAYS WASH, HUTS AT THE END OF THE LANE FOR KIDS TO STAY WARM IN 30 BELOW WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL BUS, MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND COLD IN THE WINTER, THE OCCASSIONAL MOOSE CROSSING THE ROAD, BLACK FLIES AND MOSQUITOS IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER, KAYAK RACES, A TOWN CALLED SWASTIKA, MINE WORKERS, FISHING BOATS, NARROW WINDING ROADS GENERALLY NOT IN TIP TOP REPAIR, WIDOWS AND AMPUTATIONS DUE TO THE MINES AND LOGGING, HEAVY EQUIPMENT WORKING OR BEING MOVED AND LARGE TRUCKS FILLING THE ROADS WITH LARGE CARGOS AND EQUIPMENT, LOTS OF ELDERLY, FEWER CHILDREN AND TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS AND YOUNG FAMILIES WHICH THEY COULD USE, PEOPLE WHO THINK NOTHING OF TRAVELING A FEW HOURS FOR A DOCTORS OR DENTIST APPOINTMENT OR TO GO SHOPPING.  AND PEOPLE WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HELP YOU.

THERE'S TONS OF HISTORY FROM FIRST NATIONS, FRENCH/ENGLISH SETTLERS, FUR TRADING, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, MISSIONARIES, GOLD/SILVER MINING, TRAGEDIES, HOPES AND DREAMS OF THE PEOPLE.  PEOPLE HERE TEND TO BE SELF RELIANT REGARDLESS OF HEALTH ISSUES, AGING, INFIRMITIES OR RESISTANCE.  THERE IS A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN SPITE OF HOW REMOTE VILLIAGES, TOWNS AND FARMS CAN BE FROM EACH OTHER OR HOW MUCH TRAVEL THERE CAN BE TO ACCESS SERVICES.

IT WOULD TAKE THOUSANDS OF WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE, THE AMBIANCE, THE LIFESTYLES AND THE GLORIES OF NATURE WHERE WE SERVE.  PICTURES CAN SAY MORE.

Pictures were taken on our way to and from where ever we were going in the process of serving.


ENJOY THE SIGNS AND MURALS THAT TELL A LITTLE ABOUT THE PEOPLE, THE COMMUNITY AND THE LIFESTYLES WHERE WE SERVE.  AND SCROLL FURTHER TO SEE SOME OF THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE WE SEE EVERY DAY!








WHERE WE ARE FROM IN ALBERTA  WE TRY TO PUT WATER ON THE LAND, IN OUR PART OF ONTARIO THEY TRY TO GET WATER OFF THE LAND

































signs that say we are going to heat our home with wood and not oil









is it T  E........?


or T I....?




A SIGN THAT SAYS: WE DON'T WANT TO PAY SO MUCH FOR ELECTRICITY








signs of a depressed economy





















AT THE WAR MUSEUM








LESSONS TO BE LEARNED WHILE ON THE ROAD IN REMOTE AREAS OF ONTARIO
























LETS NOT LOSE THE HYDRANT IN THE SNOW DRIFTS














GOING THROUGH LATCHFORD FROM THE NORTH HEADING SOUTH

SAME DAY GOING HOME GOING THROUGH LATCHFORD FROM THE SOUTH TO NORTH






























































On the door of the Hudson Township Community Hall












SIGNS OF POLLUTION







three languages






























small airport




































































4 way stop

2 way stop











































WE WERE TOLD BY LOCALS THAT A FAMILY EMERGENCY OCCURS EVERY YEAR AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME


RADLEY'S or


RADLEY(signs are across the street from each other)









WE HAVE A MEMBER IN DOBIE A COMMUNITY OF ABOUT 150 CLOSE TO AN HOUR AND A HALF FROM THE CHURCH MEETING HOUSE











NATURE