Pinecraft is not a Ghost Town anymore. For a number of years, at least the last six years there was nothing going on during the summer months in Pinecraft. During the daytime there still isn't, but come evening the Shuffleboard is busy every evening. This is the gathering place.
Every eight/ten years the old people pass on or are no longer able to be out and about. With a bit of time a younger group of old people take the previous old people's place. Some are here to stay, while others are here for business reasons.