Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Road Trip Krydor to Hafford Part 2

“…this country would always be populated with presences 
and absences, presences of absences, the living and the dead. 
The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, 
and of the world that is to come.” 

from Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry

After our visit to Krydor we drove to Hafford about 21 km away.

A 2016 photo taken from outside the bistro in Hafford. 
These are typical prairie towns with beautiful skies and 
landscape that stretches off forever.

Hafford with a population of  360, still maintains the normal small town
businesses, a CO-OP, credit union, pharmacy, grocery etc. I noticed that
in 2017 the sign has been removed from this business I photographed 
in 2016 and it as been boarded up. Hafford does have a K to 12 school a 
vital link in maintaining community health. 

We also had to stop at the Hafford Ukrainian church, the distinctive
silhouettes of these churches are a beautiful feature of the 
Canadian prairie.

Photos of the church in Krydor taken in 2016 can be found here.

An extensive article on Nykyta Budka can be found here.

“Some of the best things I have ever thought
 of I have thought of during bad sermons.”

from Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry 

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