No Love in the Small Town
Posted on 10:10, December 7th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
We want to succede. Not from the United States but from the Small Town. The Small Town doesn’t love us. How do we know, you ask. We are the forgotten part of town. We live on the wrong side of the tracks.
In fact, for the past year and a half, we have been literally cut off from the rest of town by the tracks. There was a bridge that crossed over the tracks but that was taken away. It was supposed to take 6 months to fix. Add almost a year and you get to what actually happened. The Small Town didn’t even try.
Not only didn’t the Small Town try, but it didn’t even make arrangements for emergency services to reach us. We discovered this when my neighbor’s yard caught on fire. It took 45 minutes for the fire department to get here. Fortunately, the adults in the neighborhood got together and were able to put out the fire without help. It is truly like being a pioneer.
Then there is the electricity. We have the unpleasant distinction of being the last part of town to get power returned. Yes, I know someone has to be last but does it always have to be us?
We pay our taxes. We regularly vote. We participate in the schools. We are just as good as the other side of the tracks. Why are we so forgotten?