MONDAY MUSINGS: Small town – Do you live in one?

Do you agree with at least ten of these statements? Then you must live in a small town

Tuscumbia Alabama Carol Highsmith 2010Historic Tuscumbia, Alabama 2010 by Carol Highsmith

  1. You can’t walk for exercise because every car that passes offers you a ride.
  2. You dial a wrong number and talk for 15 minutes anyway.
  3. The local paper devotes half of the front page to your wedding.
  4. Someone asks how you feel and listens to what you say because they really want to know.
  5. There are more people standing in front of the stores talking than there are inside shopping.
  6. You can name everyone you graduated with.
  7. You went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.
  8. It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town.
  9. The ice cream store has only two flavors, chocolate and vanilla
  10. The only traffic jam’s are caused when a farmer drives down Main Street on his combine.
  11. Hardware, Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing and Farm Supplies are all sold at the same store.
  12. No social events are scheduled when the school gym floor is being varnished.
  13. The town is named after Everyone’s distant relative.
  14. You don’t signal turns because everyone knows where you’re going anyway.
  15. For fun on Saturday nights, people drive up and down main street.
  16. You call a wrong number and the person who answers supplies you with the correct one.
  17. Everyone knows all the news before it’s published and people read the paper to see if the publisher got the facts right.
  18. The city limits signs are both on the same post.
  19. There’s no place to go that you shouldn’t.
  20. A night on the town takes only 10 minutes.
  21. The only road crossing Main Street is a dirt road.

Jasper, Walker County, Alabama Carol Highsmith 2010

Historic Jasper, Alabama by Carol Highsmith 2010

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 1)

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  • The Mississippi Bubble Burst – how it affected the settlers
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  • Sophia McGillivray- what she did when she was nine months pregnant
  • Alabama had its first Interstate in the early days of settlement

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. ….you have to leave the county to find someone to marry that you’re not related to….yes, small town living can be confining, but there is a trade-off for your later years…the memories are priceless.

  2. Dudley Thompson

    The best thing is”If you don’t know what you are doing, every one else does!”

  3. Nancy Arnold Wood

    They know more about you than you know yourself and what you are doing before you do it!!!!

    1. Roger Austin

      They know what Color your Underwear is !

  4. Remember Tuscumbia

    I went in the grocery store in Tuscumbia to get a gallon of milk so I could just run in and out. Two hrs later, I’m coming out due to talking to folks I know.

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