By Kit Pearson
While Patricia's mom sends her to her cousins' cottage for the summer time, Patricia doesn't are looking to pass. She doesn't be aware of her cousins in any respect, and she's by no means been sturdy at tenting or canoeing, not to mention making new acquaintances.
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In a farming community certain types of work seem to be valued more highly than others. The following statement by an Elgin farmer shows the type of economic theory from which the valuation stems: There is only one place where wealth can come from and that is the earth. You have to farm it or mine it; there's no other way of making wealth. Everybody else in the country has to live on what you get from those two sources. That's why you have to stop all these people going to the city and get more people on farms.
A local businessman who is widely known because of his offices as auctioneer. The rivalry began when George M. defeated the auctioneer for an office on the school board in the twenties. In 1942, after being a municipal councillor for twelve years, he resigned to run against Bill D. for 27 ELGIN the office of reeve, and was decisively defeated. In the following year it is said that George M. campaigned against his own cousin as councillor because the cousin was backed by Bill D. This feud is important to the community because it means that those two men cannot be brought together in the same associations, and at times of political crisis causes a division between the two camps.
The Curling Club in Elgin is open to anybody in the community. It is a game that requires little athletic skill or stamina for participation, and hence is played by people of all ages. In Elgin the curling rink is the focus of social activity in the winter for people of all types, and participation seems to be limited only by extreme old age or distance from the village. The extent to which the country people take part in the curling is shown in the fact that eight of the nine members of the executive of the club are farmers.