When the Carpenter and I first arrived in Wellington County 21 years ago, we settled in Fergus. The only thing we knew about that town was that it was home to the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. That event was famous. 

Open Mind: Conquering social phobia

I grew up in a tight-knit small town where everyone knew one another well, so I never really had to think of making new friends until I moved to a larger town and had to face high school.