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Just a small town girl ...

I know it's cliché, but I've always considered myself that "Small town girl." I don't think I'm"living in a lonely world" or anything (are you singing with me yet?), but I'm pretty sure I will be in Williams County for the rest of my life.

I did take a little excursion to the big city of Bowling Green for three years, and I even lived on the outskirts of Toledo for my last year of college. But I don't think those times changed who I really am.

I've been thinking lately about why I like it here so much, and I've started a little list:

1 - Family. Chances are, if you were born/raised here, your family is here too. For me, having family close by makes life so much easier. In fact, some of my family members are who I consider my closest friends.

2 - "Everybody knows your name." (Now I've got you singing a new song, ha!) For some people, this fact is a reason they don't like small-town living. And I admit, sometimes it's a little bothersome that I can't make a trip through the grocery store without having to stop and chat with an acquaintance for a few minutes.

But when I'm having a bad day, getting a friendly hello from someone who sees me can make a huge difference. Or if I'm in need, I always know a lot of people I can turn to for help or advice (or they know someone who can help too!).

3 - Traffic. In my own opinion (don't ask my husband), I am a really good city driver. However, I will take the highways of Williams County any day over the traffic on I-75 I used to face every morning. I could handle it if I had to, but I have a feeling I would lose my mind someday in the midst of all those cars.

This is just the beginning. I'll post more soon! If you have anything to add, leave a comment below. This could be a fun list!


  1. Ware else can you shovel a neighbors side walk and get a years supply of apple pie?


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