Small town living has been given a bad wrap! The town of my childhood was the considered a small town but no longer! I’ve lived in others since with populations as low as three hundred up to ten thousand. As a point of reference, a small town is usually described as under 25,000.
The heartbeat of a community can be felt in small town living. I can feel it when I’ve visited historic Main Street America places. Homey places are ok with me. My siblings would probably tell you my parents were magnets for quirky people. And they were! My siblings and I used to ask one another “where do they come up with these people?” My parents found joy when new “odd birds,” became part of their life story and their nest always had room for more.
I like to write about cozy places and quirky people. Why? Because we learn from others. People who do life a little differently tug at my heartstrings and I get pulled into their magic. That’s why I look forward to releasing book #2 in my Neighbor to Neighbor Series titled Heart of Community. I think you’ll fall for a few characters who become the pulse of a community that works hard to accept everyone, flaws and all. God knows we all have them!
Photo Collage Above: Beautiful Stowe, Vermont
Photo Credit – Sue Batton Leonard