Orracle and Family

Orracle and Family

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Why A Small Town?

We are a few days short of 2 years here in New Richmond. So many people I work with shrug their shoulders when I say that I wanted to live in a small town. They cannot believe the commute is worth it. Why oh why would you want that?

Tonight, I went to the boys basketball game. The Tigers of New Richmond vs. the Spooner Rails. Both teams undefeated. Somebody's "O" must go! It was a great game that we won. NR is ranked #6 in Div II at this point. More important is the fans. Seeing the same faces. People with kids in the game. People with kids in dance line. People that just like HS Sports and that sense of community. Even though I was mixed in with yucky Green Bay fans, tonight we shared the same side of the bench.

Last week was the band and choir concerts at the middle school. Our jazz band is better than many high school bands. Ashlie's solo was nothing short of chilling on Hey Jude. Would she have that opportunity in a big town? Maybe....maybe not.

We DJed a fundraiser dance for the marching band trip to Florida in May. Raised over $1000 and had a great time. The kids were so good!

On 12/8 (my birthday) Jess took me to the community theater to see Plaid Tidings and it was GREAT!

The more I do here, the more I realize I don't need Hennepin Avenue theater, Metrodome games and class AAAAA sports where you know hardly anyone in the stands. New Richmond is my home. Why would I want to live anywhere else?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I'd have given you that same blank look. Now I at least understand the appeal. I'd never do your commute, but mine I can live with. However from my point of view New Richmond isn't the same as every smaller city or town. You've got all the advantages of a small town and you're only 30 or 40 miles away from a real city with all that implies. If you were living in the middle of Wyoming, the UP of Michigan, or almost anywhere in West Texas your story might be different.

Guess :)

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