Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Life in a small town

To many folks, a population of 20,000 isn't a small town but to those of us who came from a large area in California this is a small town. You know the feeling~folks know you by name at the bank and grocery stores, you can still drive and not face too much traffic and you gather to watch at least two major parades each summer. The structure above is our town hall; it was once,in the 20's a public school, I'm not sure when it became City Hall. I do know that two years ago when we moved here the town was beginning retrofitting it and restoring it to its original beauty. This summer we had a big celebration and even our Governor came to dedicate it. It is now a beautiful monument to the past and present. I just love the architecture!
Here are six of our grands, waiting patiently for the parade yesterday. Many businesses and groups have floats and those participating throw candy to the children. One granddaughter actually sold the majority of her candy to her dad, thus making five dollars.

This float is actually for an ice arena and represents a local ice hockey team. Some of the players live on our street. I will say that the ice hockey team is very family oriented thus making attending games a pleasure.
These were the only photos that turned out due to weather-both incredible winds and also the new spot we were at was facing into the sun. Thankfully, we are not experiencing the winds today like yesterday and hopefully the firefighters down in Boulder have contained the 4 mile fire.
Have a wonderful afternoon my friends.


  1. Hi Noreen. I would love to live in a small town!!!! Nice to be known by name, and all of that. Your grands are all so adorable!!!

  2. It is an honor and privilege to pray for you. Please let me know what you find out, tomorrow!
    Hugs and prayers,

  3. So sweet! Makes me think of Norman Rockwell; of simpler times.


  4. I love the pic of the kids with the little girls all in pink. It is funny how similar the parades and out pictures are. Our towns are about the same size.

  5. Well, we raised our kids in a small town of about 2,500. As soon as they were grown we were out of there! Now, I could do 20,000.
    Blessings and prayers.

  6. How fun. I love to see bits and pieces of small town life. It is so unique.
    Our small town has about 2500 people and the one we hope to move to has about 1600.
    I guess I should post some photos from the latter town. It is very quaint and scenic.
    May God bless your week.......Denise

  7. Small towns are wonderful. And I love a good parade. Your grandchildren are precious! Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  8. How precious...I would love to move to a small city...I can't imagine!
    It really looks so picturesque!


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