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Skills learned growing up here

An old friend explained to me that growing up in Fort Frances was the most fortunate thing that happened to him in his education.

I hadn’t given much thought to growing up in a rural area of Ontario before. But in his telling of the things we learn in our area of Ontario, it became clear.

We live in a community, but many of our friends and relatives live just outside of Fort Frances and raise livestock and chickens, and grow hay and barley.

We learned that the Gerber family raised chickens and we could find their eggs on the shelves of grocery stores.

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