Wednesday, April 18, 2007

13 Things I miss About my old Home Town

We're going back to DeKalb soon for a little visit. B's attending a conference near there, and the kids and I have decided to tag along. (Ok, the kids didn't decide, but I did.) We only lived there for 2 years, but they were a good 2 years, and we have lots of happy memories. Here are some of the things we miss:

13. My lighter work schedule.
12. No traffic - at least not in our town. (Getting out of state, that was a different story!) It took me 4 or 5 minutes to get to work, depending on whether I made the light. It was about half that to our church.
11. Our neighborhood. We had very friendly neighbors. We all knew each other and liked to chat when we were outside. It was also a great area for taking walks with a stroller.
10. That "small town" feel. It was fun to live in a place where everybody knew everybody, or at least knew someone you knew. We rarely went anywhere without running into someone we knew. It just felt cozy.
9. Our small group at Wellspring. This was by far the highlight of my entire church experience. (And I've had a lot of church experience in my life.) It was such an awesome thing to be a part of a group of people who cared for each other, encouraged one another, held each other accountable, served together, and just enjoyed being together.
8. The open year-round, drive through Dairy Queen. Every town needs one of those!
7. The drive through Starbucks.
6. Having a park right around the corner from our house. Jeffrey and I had lots of fun there.
5. The bike path right outside our back gate.
4. Our "dream house." We loved that house. I could probably list 13 things we miss just about the house!
3. The Hamiltons. They were the people we bought our house from, and they lived right across the street. They were great go-to people for information about most anything around town or about our house. And they were rearing their teenaged granddaughter - can you say babysitter, right across the street. So convenient! Sadly, Mr. Hamilton passed away last year.
2. Egg Haven - our favorite breakfast joint. We'll definitely be eating there during our trip back.
1. Rosati's Pizza. Large thin crust with mushrooms, onions, and extra sauce almost every Sunday night. Yum!

See you all soon!

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Joan said...

A bike path right out the door and a park across the street! Heaven! My TT is also posted.

Janet said...

isn't it nice to go back once in awhile?

Vader's Mom said...

Sounds like a wonderful place. Have a great visit!

she said...

there's something wonderful about finding a place that feels like home. hope you enjoy your trip.

Barbara said...

Nice old hometown. Mine was so small there were no lights!

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Julie said...

Your "old" house was awesome. The Basement was so beautifully finished! It didn't even feel like a basement.

L^2 said...

Oh, Dairy Queen... so good! Haven't had any in a while, but there's one in my hometown. :-)
Happy TT!

Dragonheart said...

It sounds like you lived in a great neighbourhood! It is easy to see why you miss it. Have a good trip!

Amy said...

I'm glad you get a chance to go back and visit!

Happy T13!

BecK said...

Sounds like a great place to live!

happy tt