Many of you have asked me either via
or My Twitter Page, just where the heck I live?
Some of you have noticed I post that I
am heading "into town"....but where is town?
So I thought I would take off the kitchen apron,
sit down and have a friendly chat with y'all.
I live in the Great Silver State ~ Nevada.
In a small town called Alamo.
When I say small I mean... small!
There are no stoplights, no Walmart or Targets,
no McDonald's, nope not even a Starbucks.
There are No fast food restaurants.
It has NO city Pool or Gym.
In order to find any of those listed above I
travel 100 Miles South to Las Vegas.
Now I can already hear y'all whisper
out loud "WHY?" as you shake your head.
(Caught ya didnt I?...lol)
Let me tell ya WHY...
Here in my hometown we DO have...
A safe environment, where everyone know's your
name. (Que the Cheer's theme song)
A public School system where your child
actually knows their teacher and visa versa.
(3) Different Church establishments, that all
reach out to help the community.
Our local "Hardware Store" is affectionately
called "Logans"~ due to the sweet family that run it.
We have a wonderful "Mom and Pop"
grocery store/gas station,where they have a
Hot Grill for our "burger/fried chicken" cravings.
There are also local eateries...
we have Carlo's Mexican restaurant,
Scoop's Ice Cream/Sandwich Shoppe.
Our Post Office is run by only (3) employee's.
(I worked as the post master relief
for a couple of years after moving here. I can tell
you, this is the "hub" of the town. You can count on
seeing friends here daily!)
a Credit Union who really does look out for you.
Our local Sherriff's office, Highway Patrol
County Court House as well as the public Library
All share the same building.
It is not a "FANCY" town, just full of good 'ole
Country folk who wave as you pass them.
Bring you dinner when a new baby is born.
Who put together a Dinner for family members
after a funeral. Where your children are watched
over as they grow. Where weddings are celebrated
by the whole town. Where your children can try out
for any and all Sports.
Where every 4th of July
is a HUGE event celebrated in the town park,
where kids get their face painted, generations sit on a
float decorated with crepe paper in a parade.
Where going out on a date requires a
4-Wheeler and a rifle.
On hot Summer days the kids can play
Night games with a flash light. Or go to a
natural Warm Spring, or a homemade slip-n-slide..
I live here for many reasons.
I have listed just a few, there are so many more!
Yes sometimes I wish town was a little closer.
Or that I didnt have to wait for a weekend to make
the trip to see a movie, or go to a mall.
However I wouldnt trade these years I have lived here
for all the Starbucks in the world.
I mean where else could I go on an annual
Thanksgiving 4-wheeler ride?
Or go Rock Tipping? (lol)
I hope this makes you understand a little bit
better as you look into My Country Heart.
Very Blessed to live here,