“Is the small town a place, truly, of the world, or is it no more than something out of a boy's dreaming? Out of his love of all things not of death made? All things somewhere beyond the dust, rust, and decay, beyond the top, beyond all sides, beyond bottom: outside, around, over, under, within?” ~ William Saroyan
If William were alive today, he would know that Crisfield is not only a true small-town place of the world, but a town in the dream-minds of many city dwellers. And we all know dreams can come true.
Small towns like Crisfield are a great place to raise kids. I saw this threesome "sittin' on the dock of the bay" and stopped to take a quick silhouette photo. The boy on the left reminded me that I had once taken a photo of him on his skateboard. "Where is your skateboard?", I inquired, thinking he might want to perform for the camera once again. He told me had moved on, and was now getting around in his truck. How fast our children grow up. I know all of these boys, when they get older, will one day cherish the lazy summer days of growing up in Crisfield.
“Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers; the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.” ~ Quote from The Wonder Years