1. The postmaster (mistress?) is the sweetest lady EVER. She remembers everyone and always asks how they’re doing. The other postmaster, not so much. She could beat the Fireman in a mustache growing contest.
2. Every single time I go to the grocery store I run into someone that I know or that I am related to.
3. Same thing with driving around…can’t go anywhere without waving at someone you know.
4. The small community (especially the Fire and EMS side) is fantastic. Everyone really bonds together when something happens. When the Fireman went to Texas last year, all of the guys on his Fire Department always checked on me and made sure that I was doing okay. One of the local fire guys recently lost a baby and the other baby is in the NICU. Within two days, there was a softball tournament and a bake sale organized to benefit them. The sense of family here is incredible.
5. The food. You laugh, but because we are in such a small town in such a rural area, we can get some of the best and freshest food possible. We get our meat from a rancher, our milk from a farm, and in the summer we get our veggies from roadside stands.
6. I worry when I see kids in the city who don’t get to go out and play with their friends because their parents are worried about them being outside by themselves. Here, the kids run wild (just like my sister and I did when we were little), and the only thing the parents worry about is whether or not they’re going to bring home some ticks.
7. Along the same lines as the community idea, everyone treats you like family here. It’s fantastic. It reminds me a lot of my neighborhood back in California.
I absolutely love everything about it here. It is such a wholesome picture perfect place to live!