Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Town

A couple of weekends ago I was running some last minute errands late Friday night in an effort to be prepared for Saturday morning's festivities that were to take place in our town.  I ran to the grocery store, it's 24 hours, but at only 11pm on a Friday night it was practically empty except the employees and myself.
Then I took some of the items I had purchased over to drop off at a friends where they needed to be for the next day.  She lives directly in the square of our town.  And this is what the biggest stop light looked like at 11pm on a Friday night.  Incredible!
And I couldn't help but think this is one of the reasons I love this town.  Sunday afternoons are quiet and relatively unbusy as people are all in church.  Late evenings even on weekends the roads are practically empty as people take to their beds or at least make plans other than loitering on street corners.  It reminds me just a little bit of Rexburg.

It's one of the only towns where you can still find total solitude during certain times of day.  I wish more towns were like this.  And I wish more churches looked like this although this is really the town next to ours.  You won't find this church in Rexburg, but you will find it in rural Pennsylvania.


Christie said...

I love driving past that church on Main Street almost every day. The stone walls and red doors are beautiful!

Laura Lynn said...

I love living in a small town for those reasons too. Reminds me of my home. I also like it because after a while, you recognize people all over town and give each other a wave in parking lots, the grocery store, at restaurants or just as we're passing each other driving.
It gives me a sense of community.