What's it like to Live in a small town?

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I retired in a small community. It can be interesting at times, scary at others, and amusing almost all the time. Here is Friday's real-life report from our Mayor.

Bob Scott said:
Friday afternoon in Franklin.
Folks were standing in socially distanced line to get into the bank.
A group of motorcyclists from Charlotte stopped in town. Got dinners to go and wandered on out of town.
A car had to be jumped off on Main Street. Very exciting.
There was a peaceful and quiet rolling convoy from some folks saying businesses should be reopened. They paraded through town. They got their message across very well.

It was a great Friday afternoon and peaceful.
 
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I retired in a small community. It can be interesting at times, scary at others, and amusing almost all the time. Here is Friday's real-life report from our Mayor.
It reads like a Las Vegas newspaper From 1900. Did see it in a documentary.
 
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I went to my wife's high school reunion and two of classmates didn't show up but still all fit at the same table.
 
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I went to my wife's high school reunion and two of classmates didn't show up but still all fit at the same table.
lol
 
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I went to my wife's high school reunion and two of classmates didn't show up but still all fit at the same table.
My high school was so small that the classrooms only had one wall! :rolleyes:

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Really love my small town. I would not be able to do suburban or big city life. Yes, we have busy bodies and they keep life interesting. I’m very worried about our small businesses here. Some will close forever.
 
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Mayberry, sheriff Andy Taylor, deputy Barney Fife, Aunt Bea and of course, Opie. Ahhhhhh

who can name more regulars?
 
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Let's not forget the barber, Floyd (Lawson?), In the middle seasons of the run, cousin Gomer Pyle was fairly regular and eventually spun off into Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.

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Reminds me of The News from Lake Wobegone
 
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Mayberry. Otis Campbell. The town drunk. Think back...he was the only character with a spouse. The only married guy on the show was a drunk. Go figgr
 
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Mayberry. Otis Campbell. The town drunk. Think back...he was the only character with a spouse. The only married guy on the show was a drunk. Go figgr
There may well be a causal relationship there.
 
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I've worked hard to forget the past and you all are not helping! Alfalfa, Lost in Space, Green Acres, Leave it to Beave
 
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@Jim It seems that your original post has been hijacked. Sorry, just trying to have a laugh or two.

@Neal There’s no better time than now to deep-dive back into those shows you are reminiscing.
 
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Citation received. Thread back on track. 🚔
 

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@Jim It seems that your original post has been hijacked. Sorry, just trying to have a laugh or two.
lol, it's all good! Enjoying the comments! :LOL:
 
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We live just outside of a small town. No traffic signals, two liquor stores, six restaurants, and one gas station. St Louis is a half hour away. We love it.
 

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I used to live in a small town called Lone Pine. For you California peeps, leave LA and take 395 toward Bishop and you'll come to it. I also lived in Ridgecrest (China Lake) for a few years when my grandfather worked at the Navy base. Saw President Kennedy when he came out to see the latest and greatest that the Navy had to offer.

Then we lived in Deep Springs for a few years. Deep Springs is a Liberal Arts College out in the middle of nowhere. Continue on 395 and turn right at the big tree just outside of Big Pine and go about 25 miles. Very narrow road on the side of a cliff as I recall. But then I was pretty young and evil things tend to be larger than they really are at that age.
 
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