- July 22, 2008 at 12:02 am #260293
Well I live in Kansas City Missouri, no small town. And it’s just as friendly.
We did get the baked goods when we moved. Everyone knows everyone in my area.
People are friendly and helpful towards each other. I also grew up in a small
town and my experience was actually quite different. My father and grandfather
lived and died in that small town. Everyone knew my family and they knew that
they were drunks. In school I was hopelessely picked on because of the family I
came from. There was no making other friends or joining other groups. You were
either in or out period. I would never want that for my children. sure the
houses may be slightly cheaper. but the wages are even less percentage wise
than the houses. the shopping is bad because there isn’t enough competition to
drive the prices down. a kid has very few choices of jobs and is competing with
all the grown-ups for the same jobs. so many small town people are afraid of
the larger cities and even though they rarely rise above poverty they are just
convinced that their little small town life is somehow better. i was introduced
to pot, speed and other drugs at a very young age and actually treated quite
badly because i never tried any of it even once.
i do miss certain things about small town living. i miss the slower way of life
and less traffic. i miss big yards…but i don’t even really have to miss that
now since i live on an acre and have the small town living right here in the
middle of a big city. i guess the only thing i long for is the space to have
animals and especially chickens.
from: amanda wiram
subject: re: budget101.com : Small town living
Hey..I live in a small town..There is nothing like in the morning going
out and smelling the fresh air..
I have three children and my kids are growing up like I did..Playing in
the mud, growing veggies and then picking to see what they have accomplished..
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