Also please note in the above photo the lack of graffiti anywhere. If you went in and spray painted those boxcars, or the station or anything else in town you would be found and caught, pay to fix it and spend time in jail or juevey, scare the beejjeesus out of you and have a record. Also lack of junk and litter anywhere. "Don't be a litterbug" promo worked really well, Millenium generation worst litterbugs, along with overall declining enforcements and no body care's attitudes.
I simply do not get it.
You know a lot of folks smoked back then, very acceptable, common, yet you rarely saw a cigarette butt on the street or all over the place. Friends, acquaintances, offered each other smokes all the time, stop and chat. If you saw a cigarette butt you would point it out and go make a tsk tsk sound and probably clean it up yourself. Sidewalks were clean, Wayne cleaned the curbs. Here comes Wayne! Is Wayne still out there? Sometimes at least? Even public drinking fountains...nice ones.
Note also the people of Schrieber liked hanging their laundry out to dry, ...certainly rarely see that anymore and many townships and development's won't let you hang out your laundry anymore.
Sometimes I see on the news Americans cannot even fly the American Flag on their own property. What? Huh? Eh?
Some idiotic condo association or something says it's against the rules?
After 911 I flew my American Flag for a year from my porch, high up, dead centre. First thing I did, instinctively. Never had any problems at all and my American friends visiting, mostly Port Huron NTrak guys appreciated it.
Folks in the North, like Schrieber, are very hearty. Long way to anywhere, long cold snowy winters, few entertainment choices ...hockey and curling in the winter and it didn't cost anything near, not even adjusted, as to what it is today. "User" fees for everything. A hockey stick was $7 for a CCM, good one, Made In Canada, now $350 for a cheapo. Forgotten people today, politicians give lip service only. Northener's suffer, get nothing...and expensive!