Driving on an unfamiliar road far from the Gap, yet still very much in Saskatchewan (though drifting close to Manitoba). Different landscape, different cultures who call it home, different cues to those cultures. A rich, gently undulating landscape. The land had a feeling of weight to it. Farms nestled in stands of natural aspen and birch. An abundance of water in creeks, sloughs, full-fledged rivers (the Swan and the Assiniboine) And then all of a sudden, this. A church in a community that looks to be in its death throes. But I know better than to think all tiny towns are dying. They are as full of life as the people who choose to live there still. And yet this church, this church, as well as the grain elevator peeping over its shoulder, might be nearing the end. It stands straight now, but what is its future?
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So beautiful. Makes you wish you could jump in and restore it.
just start some small project and people will help. just start.
It seems a shame to see beautiful old buildings, and even the not-so-beautiful ones, fall out of use and into disrepair. But it is the way of things, isn’t it?
This is my hometown I love it there
Every time I drive by here I want to take a picture and never do. Good for you. Lovely thoughts.
My dad, Nicholas Trafananko and my uncle JohnTrafananko donated the land and the lumber tobuildthe church. My uncleTom looked after the church for years …mowed the lawn etc. They were proud of their heritage and I’m proud of them for carrying on their parents traditions. My oldest brother continues to practise the faith while I on the other hand have been a poor example!
Thanks for sharing that, Joanie! Is the church still in use?