Small town Living
by Catherine Lyon
Myself and Humphrey the cow dog.
As a friend and I search through our Church freezer counting the number of HotDogs packages available to use for our Trick or Trunk Fall Festival, I am overwhelmed by just how much I love small town life.
Having been a professional educator, living the fast life in a large Texas city, I just realized how much peace, quiet, slowness, and mundane chores can be relaxing and peaceful. I never figured myself a country girl. Yes, my parents owned a small ranch complete with cows, dogs, ducks, hay bailing, and the whole farm mess, but it just never occurred to me that I would or could appreciate that kind of life.
Now I am seeking that kind of life, the one with a milk goat, several chickens, a small herb and veggie garden, and my dogs and cat. Life may be slow, simple, and mundane, but it is also very calming, peaceful, and loving. I love having time for my family, having time to not only go to church, but to also volunteer at church, and participate in small town life. I can now go to community town meetings at the senior center. I can now go to the town/school homecoming festivities, and I can bake cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for the Fall Festival and other small town happenings.
Yes, to look at me I might not seem like a small town girl, but boy I sure do enjoy being one!!