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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Small Town Living

photos in and around my village August 2011
"Small towns make up for their lack of people
by having everyone be more interesting."
Doris Haddock

And on a completely unrelated note...
My blog friend Pat, who is a self proclaimed OCD when it
comes to food and germs, wrote a funny little post
poking fun at my recipes that I share here on my blog.
He's kind enough to not only endure a weekly food
post from me, but actually reads and comments, too.
Go take a read HERE at his hilarious little spoof.

29 comments:

  1. Small town living is the best!

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  2. Loved this post and patt's too :)

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  3. Awww you really did give me a cheer
    Almost wants me to let out a dear
    Almost that is
    I'll just let that fizz..lol

    Yes small town living is the best
    Wish I could find a good one to work and rest
    Instead of this city crap
    And the dumb traffic lap
    And of course not the one I'm from
    That's just gotten scary and then some..lol

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  4. Love your montage of photos and I agree about the small town living!

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  5. Mari ~ it is the best..especially if you aren't too far away from the city if you want to be there for a while. :)

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  6. Pat ~ some day when you've made a few million
    you can settle down in a quiet spot and start chillin'

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  7. hahaha I think I'll be waiting a while
    To have that much dough in my pile..lol

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  8. pats post was a trip...nice collage aswell...reminds me of home...

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  9. Pat ~ Oh, but it will be worth the wait
    and then you'll have guards protecting your gates,
    insuring your privacy and germ free home
    and the cats will have a nice place to roam.
    lol...

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  10. Your first picture of the ladies at the Bakery, is really sweet.
    And I love all the corn!

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  11. Christine ~ and I know those ladies, too...of course! lol! I was sitting at the stop light. :)

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  12. I agree with the quote--problem is sometimes interesting is a little scary. :)

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  13. Growing up in and around LA, we have no small towns. I think you could start over by the ocean in Santa Monica and drive for two or three hours and just go non stop through city after city. Where does one put 20 million people in this area alone. The other 17 million are in the rest of the state.

    But at one time we did live in Indiana for a few months. A small town of three families. Now that was a Outer Limits experience for us. But we will always remember it. My city here has almost 100,000 and is considered one of the smaller ones.

    And I have known my pharmacist for over 20 years. I stay away from the bakery. I would truly love to live in a small town, hopefully when we retire. Your pics really make me want to live in one.

    God bless

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  14. Mrs. U ~ town of 3 families...oh my, yes,, that is a small town. haha. What a change from where you are now.

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  15. Mrs. U ~ hey, you stopped over at Pat's and even rhymed! Good for you! :)

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  16. rebecca ~ yep, and we have some of those! lol....

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  17. Yes, everyone IS more interesting in a small town. lol

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  18. Betsy. I ADORE our small town!!! I love it here...and it looks like you SET UP the bakery photo! I know those ladies! :)

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  19. great collage, and your recipes look very tasty!

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  20. I like the new mast head, Bets.

    CBS Sunday Morning did a piece about people moving back to "cities" now. They gave a stat of 250,000 now live in or adjacent to US cities.

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  21. Hi Betsy,

    Wonderful photos! It's funny you mention your recipes because...

    Last night I had a dream I was looking through my cookbooks and I came across one with you on the cover. In my dream I grabbed the cookbook and ran screaming to my husband, "Look - this is my blog-friend Betsy! I didn't know she wrote a cookbook!!! And I already own it!!!"

    xo
    Kristin

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  22. Jill ~ while I was sitting at the stop light I thought those ladies just needed their picture taken! ha. I'm sure you recognize all the pictures!

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  23. Kristen ~ OH MY! That is just hilarious! :) You know, Heather keeps telling me to write one and illustrate it. I do think that would be fun! Maybe your dream is a sign! :)

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  24. Enjoying your post very much. I especially enjoy your photography. What is the trick to be able to post the montage of pictures? That sure caught my eye.

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  25. Hi Don~ the collages are created using Picasa. It's a free download and easy to use!

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  26. I just knew him from the comments as the rhymer. I didn't realize he was an OCD germaphobe! That was a funny little spoof on your recipe titles.

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  27. what a great quote and love those photos too. i woudl got stark raving bonkers in a small town but i imagine the peace and quiet is a well needed interlude for you, right? Can you imagine doing all this in a busy metropolis?

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  28. Hi Betsy, what nice blog you have!! Im following you, gloria

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