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My small town is becoming.....

Old 10-27-2015, 04:54 PM
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Default My small town is becoming.....

so cosmopolitan. We are getting ready to have 3 traffic lights!....lol

It's about time it is so dangerous at this intersection.

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Old 10-27-2015, 05:36 PM
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my small town was a hamlet, now it has a 4 story business building and a movies was made about our town.
yes, sadly, things change.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:54 PM
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Growth or a ghost town, I' ll take growth.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:20 PM
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The small town I grew up in is still small. Businesses include post office, grain elevator, fertilizer plant and a couple home businesses just on the edge of the town. Went past my parents former house and it looked as I expected. I didn't expect it to look as well kept as my parents kept it. As inexpensive as the payments were you would think they wouldn't let it go into foreclosure. But gal never paid the property taxes. OOps. There I go rambling again. Still no stop signs or traffic lights. couple street lights. You can see the North, East and South sides of the town when you go down the highway.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:52 PM
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You are living large by comparison! In our 'downtown' district (which is about 2 blocks long in each direction) we still only have 1 traffic light! Go out a bit and there are more but our town is only 1 square mile.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:55 PM
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Welcome to the big time! I think we stayed in La Pine in 2004. We had taken a trip to the West Coast to visit my sister-in-law in California and then went up to Oregon. We happened to hit it just right to go to Sisters for the quilt show. We also went to Bend and even considered moving there after retirement. Nice area!

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Old 10-28-2015, 02:52 AM
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I grew up in a township-summer time there would be close to 300 people. Once school time rolled around the numbers dropped to about 80-pets out numbered people. Lake Erie was our front yard. They now boast a population of 650. Still has no stop lights -no post office and they still have 1 neighborhood bar - 2 bait shops and the same Superette owned by the same family. Only 30 minutes to K-Mart providing you don't get caught by a train.Where I live now it's still a small town at about 16,000 -in 1995 there were less than 1300.I've lived all over in big cities-Indy -Atlanta -Philly -San Diego to name a few and I really prefer small town living. People are friendlier and watch out for one another.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:05 AM
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I had 27 addresses, because of my Marine Dad's frequent moves, before my DH and I settled in the Catskills, where we've lived in the same house for over 40 years. We have two traffic lights and two blinking ones; the PO (built in the '30s by the WPA), the Library (given as a gift in 1905 by a native son made good), and the Theater/Town Hall (where we have live concerts by groups like by Jay and Molly Unger; where Tom Mix and Teddy Roosevelt once gave speeches) are on the National Historic Register. I've loved watching generations of my friends grow old, have grandchildren. It's like a huge, long-running saga unfold in front of my eyes. The population is about the same as it was when we got here - or what it was in the 1860 census.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:51 AM
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I live in the country between 2 small towns (about 2200 population each) and the stop & go lights have been removed within the last couple of years - were told they weren't necessary. Not so sure of that though.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:04 AM
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I have one traffic light,2 bars 2 churches 1 deli,1 gas station and 1 second hand store. Alas no quilt store but 3 within 20 minutes! Diane C.
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