Friday, February 13, 2009
What I like about small towns
We fled the hustle and bustle of life in Atlanta in the seventies, and have been living in small towns since that time.
I have learned a lot about small towns. Here are a few things that make them special:
*I can bike, scooter, or walk anywhere I need to go.
*Abandoned houses with histories waiting for someone to adopt them.
*I can breathe clean air.
*People are friendly – really friendly.
*You can see the stars at night.
*Waitresses take care of you.
*The pies and cakes in restaurants are homemade, and the taste of the coffee is like nectar to the tongue.
*Festivals, parades, and events that say, “We’re proud of our town.”
*People pitch in when someone is in trouble.
*You can write a check without pulling stuff out of your wallet.
*Picnics on the river.
*Picnics on the beach.
*Picnics on the cool grass on a hot day…and all three without distractions and noise.
*Church suppers bring out the whole town.
*Your local pizza shop will make you a heart shaped pizza.
*We have Fair Queens and Kings.
*And here, in Crisfield, the sunsets take your breath away.
What do you like about your town or city?