I love my town.

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It’s time for small town news again…. so city folk can see what they’re missing.

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No worries. Said piggy was reunited with his family and is safely back home.

The want ads in small rural towns tend to look a bit different.

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Spleeny- New England : peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations.

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I’m almost afraid to ask why someone wants to rehome a skeleton.

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I’m going to pass this one on to my husband because he came home from breakfast with the boys the other day bitching that his omelette had gone up a dollar.

I know I’m paying more for groceries, it stands to reason restaurants are as well.

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23 thoughts on “I love my town.”

  1. “Spleeny”…Have I got a book for you. “Thou spleeny, swag-bellied miscreant” is a mighty tome that helps you to create your own Shakespearean insults. Here’s one I just made up: “Dog-hearted, dull-eyed pignut”. The possibilities are endless.
    I live in a small town too, Weaverville North Carolina. It’s just about ten minutes north of Asheville, so it’s kind of a suburb, but most of the ‘burbs around here try hard to maintain their small-town identity. Being right down the road from AVL is cool too. It’s super progressive and hip, with good record stores, a ton of breweries and craft distilleries and a great music scene. And, for all that, Cathy STILL wants to move to Maine.
    Mainer joke:
    Two guys are sitting in the airport. One is a cattle rancher from Texas, the other is an Aroostook County potato farmer. They start talking. The rancher says “I can get up in the morning, jump in my truck and drive all day without ever reaching the edge of my property”. The farmer says “Ayuh, I used to have a truck like that”.
    The classics never go out of style.
    Hopee you’re having a good one.

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    1. I think I gave that insult book as a gift a few years ago . Guess I should have kept a copy for myself.
      My husband was stationed in Jacksonville NC and we lived there for many years. Horrible military town full of strip malls, (not to mention strippers) pawn dealers and flea bag motels. We made the best of it by exploring the state. Loved Wilmington… and Asheville! It’s a different world over there.
      👍

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      1. I like Wilmington, too. We visited a few years back. I could have stayed for a few days, but the people we came with had to get back to a hard day of doing nothing. Different vacation styles.
        Ever been to Gettysburg? It’s just about exactly halfway between Asheville and Portland, so we stopped there on our Maine trip. Even without the history (Ever seen a grown man cry?) it’s still a beautiful little town. I’ll be back.

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      2. It’s on my bucket list as I’m a massive Civil War/history geek. We visited the Yorktown Battleground and National Cemetery 2 years ago… and I wept like a baby. No shame in that.
        😉

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      3. I’m glad you think so. I’m not so much moved by the causes or the generals, but by the hardships and internal conflict in the hearts and minds of the soldiers involved. All the soldiers.
        When I was a kid, I saw my grandfather shaving one morning. He had a really big scar across his chest. I asked him how he got it and he told me it was from the war. I found out later that he was at Guadalcanal with the first Marines on bloody ridge. He told me that the soldier who wounded him was a brave man, just like him, and he didn’t want to have to kill him. I like to think most soldiers feel that way and it informs my view of war in general.

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  2. It’s all one world, but yet it’s different everwhere. Our small town is not a suburb of anywhere, the nearest “city” is three hours away at highway speeds (90 mph approx, though the legal speed is 60 mph!) While the nearest “true” city, Edmonton, is almost 8 hours away, though if you try to travel at 90 mph the whole way you will rack up a lot of speeding tickets after you pass Peace River.
    Anyway, small towns have their advantages and disadvantages, don’t they? The pace of life is slower, but sometimes so are the people who live there.

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    1. Our town is small and rural but not that isolated. The capitol is a half hour away, and since Maine only has one big city… that’s an hour. We’re decidedly blue and mostly progressive, with lots of organic farms and alternative energy sources. We love it!

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    2. I heard that. My town has a more affluent, left-leaning crowd, though not completely. By the time you get to the neighboring counties, things start to get pretty red and REALLY evangelical.
      Here’s something pretty cool about my town: Around the time of the George Floyd murder, there was a Black Lives Matter rally downtown. About forty people participated, while about the same number stood across the street. The cops were all over it. They went down to Little Caesars and bought a big stack of pizzas and some drinks and brought them out for EVERYONE. Now that’s how you de-escalate a situation. Go cops.

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