27 Things You Know If You're From A Small Town

Roundabouts are actually just four-way stops."Traffic" is having to wait an extra second or two to pull out onto a busy street. People don't honk to be rude, they usually just want to say hello....more
I moved from a city to a small town and agree with this too! The things that shock me the most ...more


A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about the culture shock of moving from a huge city to a small town.  That difference was reinforced the other day...in spades!!...more

Culture Shock

Moving after my divorce was an adventure all in itself.  Then there is the culture shock of moving from a city of almost one million to a town of less than 45,000.Every once in a while I'm reminded of just what a difference there is between the two.  Chinese delivery?  Nope...if you want something delivered here, it's pizza.  Period.  Shopping?  Let's just say that there are quite a few stores I miss!! ...more

Oscar Watching In Small Town USA: Fandom At The Mercy Of The Movie Decider

Do you ever feel as though you are moving backward instead of forward?  With all the hoopla leading up to the Oscars telecast this Sunday, backward is exactly what I'm feeling.Let me explain.Image via Shutterstock...more
Hey there, Nancy! Just happened to see this post hanging out at the bottom of another I was ...more

Something Has to Change

The call came the next day. Right around eight thirty, before we climbed into our trucks and went out for the morning.            “Just let the machine pick it up,” Mark told Mom O. from the doorway....more

little pink houses

little pink houses  ...more

Sometimes you don't see what is right in front of your eyes...

The other night we went downtown to get pizza. I have lived in this area almost my entire life. I have seen this downtown area change from the 70s to the 80s to the 90s to today. I have memories of this downtown area that I think may cloud my view. Maybe it was the Christmas lights,maybe it was ...more

Small Town Lingo | Holler

First, I would like to apologize for slacking on the posts this week. Just blame our move (see We're Moving...). Anywho, today's term is one that I still don't really know how to correctly define. If you know what this means, please let me know in the comments section below. Holler...more

Small Town Lingo | Listen atchya

Latest entry for Small Town Lingo. Listen atchya Too funny! That was hilarious! That is really inappropriate. I can't believe you just said that. Example: Becky's Friend: "Oh my god....more

ha! What does that mean?!more

How to Get Your Hair to Thank You

One month into small town living it was time to get a much needed haircut. Not being a local I chose the salon in town that had the poshest sign. Inside I had my appointment with a young woman who informed me that it was her first week at the salon. Reflecting back on the experience I am fairly confident it was her first week working with hair....more