The Complete Guide to Country Living
Book Four
Community

by
Gene GeRue
author of
How To Find Your Ideal Country Home
and many friends

ISSN: 1528-8056

Copyright 2008 Gene GeRue

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Introduction
Homestead Mailing List
Moving in
Belonging
Neighbors
Goals
Enterprises
Fun
Bibliography

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Book Four: Community

"Find your place on the planet and dig in."
Gary Snyder

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Book Four: Introduction

The definition of community is elusive. Neighbors who share no more than geography may consider themselves community. At the other extreme, Internet acquaintances sharing only a common interest and the computer with which to write each other consider themselves to be community. One such mailing list is the Homestead Mailing List. We are composed of about 300 individuals, some on homesteads, some in cities and most somewhere in between. Anything goes. Here are the list instructions:


Homestead Mailing List
The list's owner is lflier@mindspring.com .
You should contact them if there are any problems.
Please do not send requests to this list; instead direct them to: listproc@listserv.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe to the list, type:
SUBSCRIBE HOMESTEAD Your Name
Substitute your real name for "Your Name" in the command, e.g. SUBSCRIBE HOMESTEAD Bob Smith
To unsubscribe, type: UNSUBSCRIBE HOMESTEAD
To receive your list in Digest format, type: SET HOMESTEAD MAIL DIGEST
To switch back to non-digest format, type: SET HOMESTEAD MAIL BACK

1. Moving in

First impressions. Accepting invitations immediately.

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2. Belonging

Schools, churches, service clubs, committees, public office, social activities

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3. Neighbors

Article: country neighbors are more important than city neighbors.

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4. Goals

Growth is inevitable. Growth can be orderly or upsetting.

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5. Enterprises

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6. Fun

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Bibliography

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