Small Town Flavors  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
6/7/2005 6:14 pm

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Small Town Flavors

I can soooooo very much relate to John Cougar Mellancamps's Small Town song's lyrics. When I wasn't with my parents growing up, I would be found at my Grandma & Grandpa's ranch in a very small town. Small town life is grand and holds many good memories for me....

Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Prob'ly die in a small town
Oh, those small communities
All my friends are so small town

My parents live in the same small town
My job is so small town
Provides little opportunity

Educated in a small town
Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town
Used to daydream in that small town
Another boring romantic, that's me
But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town

Married an L.A. doll and brought her to this small town
Now she's small town just like me
No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be
Got nothing against a big town
Still hayseed enough to say
Look who's in the big town
But my bed is in a small town
Oh, and that's good enough for me
Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small town
Gonna die in this small town
And that's prob'ly where they'll bury me

What experience do you have with a small town environment??? What is your preference big city or small town????

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 4:48 am

bullwinkle6060 - AdultFriendFinder makes it hard to do so. In my other blogs on other blogger and blogspot sites, I would provide the link to the URLs to the site I pulled it from. I pulled my lyrics off a site that provides lyrics to each and every song ever dreamed of, I think.

I don't think that they listed who actually wrote the lyrics; perhaps because in this instance John Cougar Mellancamp actually wrote the lyrics himself????

bullwinkle6060 56M
9 posts
6/10/2005 9:26 pm

So don't you have to give credit to quotes and lyrics and such?

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 8:42 pm

lol... I know both types of towns well. My grandparent's and cousins' ranches were just outside of a town of about 3000 with only one main light and a DQ as part of the "downtown" aspect of the town; they now have about 4-5 lights as part of their town - wooooo hoooo!!! The small towns that I am part of now are about 30,000-50,000 residents; one town has a baseball team and the other will havc an ice hockey team soon.

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/8/2005 3:36 pm

A small town is wonderful. Actually, I come from a miniature small town originally, Granger, IN. The best perk was that I lived immediately to the west of the SunnyHaven Nudist Colony. Now mind you I never actually went in the nudist colony, but I did ponder on it for 7 years. I just couldn't summon the courage. Were I to ever have actually walked in the place it would have been all too obvious I was the new guy. Then you have to answer all those pesky "are you a pole vaulter?" questions and who needs that?

Anyway, back to the point. I love the quaintness of a small town, not to mention all the activities. The Mosquito Festival, The Big-Boned Women Parade, the wide-eyed fascination in the children's eyes every time Grandma Perkins' still blew up. You can't buy memories like that.

Then I moved to a huge small town, Mishawaka. We're talking major met area. 8 stop lights in the loop alone. Although they just tore down the theatre, there are several more just one town over. The luxury of picking from 5 DIFFERENT gas stations. Geez, I could ramble for hours.

But even with all these modern conveniences I find myself longing for the simple times in Granger. Then again, it might just be gas.

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rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 3:24 pm

ByteChaser2 - ahhhh... I was born in Galveston - born on an island baby!!!

Yeah, gossip does travel fast in a small time. One time someone made a comment to my Dad that he looked a little peak-ed....someone overheard that...and, before you knew it, they were calling my Grandma to find out when and where the funeral is going to be for my Dad and sharing their sincere condolences!!! lol.....

Oh, well... still love the small town life in spite of it all....

ByteChaser2 52M

6/8/2005 1:36 pm

Oh, lets see. Born in Honolulu, a Navy brat... Travelled all over until dad finally settled in the small Maine seacoast town of Searsport. A gas station, a quick-mart and bottle redemption site. Graduating High School of 43. Couldn't do a single thing without the entire town knowing inside of a half hour. Our cloests neighbors (not counting the summer vacationers) were about 11 miles away.

Had a couple girlfriends in high school... one was 111 miles away in Yarmouth, another was down near Boston... Bad bad long distance phone bills

I love the town and most of the people in it. Still go back to visit but it's just not same - even though it hasn't changed one single bit. I guess I'm still a country boy at heart... but I moved away to the glitter of the city mere moments after graduation. Got about as far away as one can get without leaving the continent.

And yes, once in a while, I long for the small town life.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 12:07 pm

tattooedartist - Thank you for the compliments.... and I was actually raised in San Antonio... although my parents were from a small SW town and a small West Tx town.... I gravitate to my Grandma who lived in the country... I will always be a country gal at heart even when I live closer to the cities (which I have a knack of finding something close to both worlds!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 12:04 pm

4plait - And I bet the whole town comes out to watch as if they were watching a parade!!! Everything is a big deal in a small town....

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 12:02 pm

cajunpet - I didn't get to go to school in a small town... I was raised in San Antonio mostly; however, many of the kids I knew had parents and roots in the small towns just like me.....

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 12:01 pm

handleme2472 - Yes, it is a hard life... but the values are good and the people are genuinely wholesome.... Love small towns....

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 12:00 pm

E2DIR - small town USA is everywhere.... I have experience with it in Texas mostly... XXOXXOXOXX

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 11:53 am

winnipegstudly - Yes, there still exists.... I love that song too. You are so right about John Cougar Mellencamp understanding small towns flavors, etc.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/8/2005 11:51 am

mi_mwpm - Yeah... the honest of the small town folks.... nothing like them!!

tattooedartist 44M

6/8/2005 8:53 am you are hitting close to home....literally. John Cougar grew up about an hour south of where I did and still lives there to this day. Its outside of Bloomington, IN. So I can relate and relate well. TO run back to my roots.........MY daddy just happened to be a Circuit Court Judge in our small his dream was to educate me in the finer things in life. So after high school (catholic), one year of bible college and two years at a local beer bust college I moved out into the world....Chicago, NY, LA, Seattle, Miami, even your neck of the woods when I lives in Dallas, San Antonio and Beaumont (believe it or not!!!) and the list goes on and on. I also have been through Europe twice and got stranded in Thailand without my exit fee. matter how far I go, what I accomplish and do...I WILL ALWAYS be that small town boy runnin around the neighborhood in my bare feet and eatin homemade sugar cookie dough my MA-MA made, right off the spoon!!!! LOL My heart or my feet are never too far from home. I truly enjoy your writing and your sure are a gem.



LimesMastsAvoid 70M
456 posts
6/8/2005 8:36 am

You know its a small town when they come to pave the main street with a John John Deere...


6/8/2005 6:20 am

hey kind eyes

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
6/8/2005 5:01 am

Most of my life I have lived in small towns. The smallest was a pop. of about 300 people with rice fields all around it, and 25 miles from a mid-size city. I like the slow pace and getting to know almost everyone through school functions.

Did you see my Shrimp Etouffée recipe I posted yesterday for you?

Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

handleme2472 61M

6/8/2005 1:14 am

Yes I wince and cry too winnipegstud.
I am truley devastated when you lose a crop and can only wonder what you will do to get your family through?
See I lost my crop(my son)
And as you say
No song will help bring back what we need.

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6/8/2005 1:04 am


winnipegstudly 51M

6/7/2005 9:53 pm

I grew up in a small town...and actually relate to that wonderful song directly. John Cougar understands Rural America, ( and Canada for that matter) Another song of his, little pink houses...describe,. but the one I related to most was blood on the plow, about the plight of small town farmers...makes me wince and cry to this that was what we were.

mi_mwpm 51M

6/7/2005 9:19 pm

Got out of the small town I grew up in to go to college and haven't spent much time there since. Now I live just outside of a small town that's part of the far western suburbs of Detroit and only 15 miles outside of Ann Arbor... perfect... small town living (left the keys in a car for sale for 3 weeks once... the guy who "told" me they were there ended up buying it), but oh so close to big town fun.

luckindia 57M
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6/7/2005 9:09 pm


luckindia 57M
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rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/7/2005 7:04 pm

jayR63 --- Did someone say red velvet cake??? lol.. That was MY cake to be had for all my birthdays. Of course, no one could seem to make it better than my own Mom or Grandma!!! lol...

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/7/2005 6:30 pm

Well, a paint truck turned over right on the bridge at Harp Hill road and Rt 17.
You know, where that house is that they ain't never put no siding on, just the insulation wrap?
Been like that for five years now.
Anyway , it was on the front page of the paper.
The paint truck wreck, not the house with no siding.
Did you see where Harnes store is for sale? I reckon the old lady just couldn't handle it no more.
I sure will miss her, she made some mighty fine red velvet cake.

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