MONDAY MUSINGS: You may identify with this if you live in an small town

Do you live in a small town? Then you’ll probably agree with the following.

County seat of Hale County 1937 (Library of Congress)County seat of Hale County, Alabama summer 1937 by photographer Walker Evans (Library of Congress)

You live in a small town if:

  • You can’t walk for exercise because every car that passes offers you a ride.
  • You dial a wrong number and talk for 15 minutes anyway.
  • The local paper devotes half of the front page to your wedding.
  • Someone asks how you feel and listens to what you say because they really want to know.
  • There are more people standing in front of the stores talking than there are inside shopping.

Faith and Courage: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 2)Ridden with guilt over difficult decisions he made to survive, George Willson and the Dixon’s embrace the Quaker faith which further creates problems for their existence in the New World.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Loved this post….all those wonderful trucks and cars parked on main street…the definitions are so true. Wonderful times all should feel good to remember as it slowly fades into the ‘long-ago’ realm.

  2. I would dare to say that each one of those men, propped on their vehicle, waiting on their wife and children, had a pocket knife in one of the pant pocket, and about $3 or $4 dollars change in the other pocket. Half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and a bunch of pennies. They kept their hands in the change pocket and you could hear them “playing with their change”……………….might have had a cold bottle of coke sitting on the hood (small 6 oz.). Had toooo fed the parking meter also. Remember Parking tickets.

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