Prince Albert Voice
Are you the last of the big-time spenders? Or do you hang onto your dollar coins so tight the loon screams?
We Canadians, I would have to say, are not, in general, very thrifty. The standard of living of the average household, compared with the ones of my childhood and early adult years, is absolutely astounding. The size and grandeur of the houses and vehicles, the quantity of indoor and outdoor furnishings, appliances and adult “toys” amaze me. And though I like to consider myself non-materialistic, I see that somehow over the many decades I have accumulated quite a pile of goods and chattels.
Esther and I camped at Narrow Hills this past August and as usual took the Esker trail. I couldn’t help thinking then of all the dumb jokes people from other provinces make about Saskatchewan.
You’ve heard them all I’m sure. “Saskatchewan is so flat you can watch your dog run away for 3 days…Saskatchewan people get nosebleeds driving across overpasses.” And worse.