Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Morning Musings - small town edition

Boy, I just love living in a small town and here is why:

Last Friday when I was at work, I received a call from my Credit Union. I had dropped my ATM card in the parking lot. Someone had found it and turned it into the town hall close to my office. The people in the town hall called the credit union who checked my file to find out where I worked and called to let me know. I had it back before I even realized it was missing. How cool is that?

We have had several bad wind storms the past month. One caused multiple roads to be closed and many branches in the road. In my journey to work, I drove over a branch at got it stuck under my car. That night, on the way home from work, I decided to stop in at the local coffee shop to see if I could pick up a few goodies for the next morning. I parked my car and went to the back to see what the unholy racket was to discover the branch. Since the parking lot was muddy and wet, I decided to wait until I got home to have my husband remove it. Before I could even walk back around my car, the coffee shop owner's husband was outside asking me if I was having car trouble. I explained that I had a small branch stuck and the next thing I knew, he was lying on the wet parking lot removing it for me.

Of course, it does go both ways. One of the other coffee shop owners lives a very short distance from us. He mentioned - in passing - that he was bummed he had traded in his truck because he had something to take to the dump. The next time my husband went, he stopped by and picked up the item and took it for him. Just so you know, we didn't know these people until they opened the coffee shop. It is just what we do in our small little town. Neighbors help neighbors.

Here's to small town life!


  1. My parents live in a very small Kentucky town. And people there are just as thoughtful as your town is. It is surely very different here in Detroit :(

  2. I live in a small town, too. One of my neighbors fixed some siding that was loose...and I don't know who it was. I just know when I looked at it the other day, it was as good as new.

    Small towns do have their advantages.

  3. I wish I were (was?) back in a small town. I grew up in one. Of course, that had its disadvantages too. Anytime I was silly enough to do something wrong, my mom knew about it before I got home!

  4. that's small town living at its best. ours used to be 295 people its over 3,000. *sigh* and no one knows anyone anymore, though it's still kinda friendly. :(