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Friday, May 29, 2009

You Know You Live In a Small Town When.....

You have annual Corn Boils and Mushroom Festivals. Seriously! Ok, this is my hometown that has these festivals, but it's 10 miles from me and it still feels like home. The town I am in now is not any bigger though.

I attended the corn boil one time and it was awesome. The corn is really good. They get some music up on stage and it's not a bad time. I haven't been to the Mushroom Festival. That is something new as far as I know. I had never heard of it before. Those Morel Mushrooms were going for $50 per half pound though. I need to find TONS of these and sell them every year.

You also know you live in a small town when there is only one beauty salon in town and the owner and hairdresser is also the town mayor. Not even making that up folks. Couldn't if I tried.

Everyone knows my business in a small town before I do. Or at least they think they do. I can't even begin to tell you the things I have heard about myself. Not that any of the things I've heard had any ounce of truth, good OR bad.

Living in a tiny town it's something you must get used to. Everyone knows you and your last name. Sometimes you are just judged because of whatever your last name might be. I was glad to take on my husband's name. My family name is way too known and common. Everyone thinks they know you.

Still it has it's benefits. I went into my hometown a few weeks ago with my oldest daughter. We walked in the door and the cashier says "Hi Sandi! How are you? How have you been?" I answered and we continued walking. A few people in the isles then said hello and talked to me a bit. I got back up to the register then was asked about my family and health by some patrons and then the other cashier. My daughter walked out of there thinking I was some sort of celebrity, but really, you grow up in a town of 1500, people tend to remember you. It's really not all that hard. I do enjoy the friendliness of a small town. I enjoy the homey feeling along with the family feeling, but it has it's downside too as mentioned above.

I moved into a bigger town for a short time and I have to admit I really liked it. I decided to stay in a small town more for schools than anything. I think I'd be a city girl or at least a big town girl if I didn't have kids.



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