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1. What's something non-food related you have to go to a nearby town to do because the town where you live doesn't have it?
Oh my goodness--EVERYTHING! I live in a town of approximately 700 people (doubt it's really that many!) , so if you want to go to the movies or bowling or to the mall --you have to leave to do it! We don't even have a gas station!
2. What's something you go to a nearby town to do because your town's version of it isn't as good?
We recently had a very small grocery store open here in our little town. While it's nice to have somewhere to get ice or bread or milk last minute, I do have to go to a neighboring town in order to do most of my grocery shopping.
3. What's something people in nearby towns come to your town to do?
Visit friends? ha ha :) Really there is nothing here to draw people to our town. It's just a quiet "blink and you'll miss it" kind of town.
4. In what way are residents of a nearby town different from residents in your town?
Well one town that is only 15 minutes away is a college town. The people who live in my town predominantly own their own homes and have chosen to make this their life-long residence. The college town residents probably have a much higher percentage of renters and people who will move away once they finish their college education. I also think the residents in my community enjoy a slow-paced life--that's why they live here! Whereas I would venture to guess the residents in the college town enjoy more of the hustle and bustle. But even the college town nearby is so small comparatively speaking to most cities in America!
5. Many towns give themselves nicknames, like “______ Capital of America” or “America’s ___________est Town” or “Home of __________.” What would be a good nickname along these lines to give the town where you live?
I posted a facebook status a few months after we moved here that our town is "The Home of the Barking Dogs". Seriously, on evenings when you can open up the windows, it seems like every single home has a dog and once one dog starts barking, every single dog in town decides it's time to bark too.