Today, I'm linking up for the THANKful blog challenge because the topic pulled at my heartstrings a little. ;)
I grew up in a teeny tiny town in northeast Texas. Campbell, TX. So small, that we joke it's not even on the map! Population WAS 549. I remember because the sign was right at the end of the road we lived on.
The 2000 census stated the population was up to 734.
My graduating class only had 20 people in it. My school was one big building grades K-12.
We all knew each other, our parents all knew each other, and we were all friends.
The neighboring city, Commerce, was where we did the majority of our hanging out, where I worked at Sonic, and where I first attended college.
These little bitty towns are where I made my memories.
It's where I made my best friends.
It's where I gained most all of my life experiences.
It's where I got a place of my own.
It's where I was confident enough to join a sorority.
It's where I got in trouble.
It's where I drank too much and had too much fun.
I said all my life how much I hated that town and how I couldn't wait to get out of it, and move onto "bigger and better things".
I am glad I moved on, but I will always have a little place in my heart for the little country town where everyone knows everybody else's business.