I grew up in Des Moines – a medium size large city with a population of about 200,000. In my teens, I was “adopted” by a family in Colfax – population 2000 give or take a few. I had my circle of friends – few relatives – when I lived in Des Moines. Be accepted and included by this Colfax clan taught me a great deal. First and foremost family. I used to tease my Colfax BFF that her family was like rabbits in their multiplication rate. Everyone was related somehow. You big city folks don’t know that I’m not kidding. He and I went to the county fair parade last night in Colfax…I saw lots of family/friends that I had not seen in a long time… these town events are like a family reunion for this family. I’m envious…I’m just glad they still know me and still consider me one of them!!!
Speaking of rabbits…the game of darting rabbits while driving to work will not be something I miss when I move from the gravel roads of the country. It’s no wonder they are required to have such a high procreation rate. For you townies…when you see a group of bunnies on the road, they scatter in mach speed but they don’t run to the side of the road immediately. They shoot back and forth across the road like pin balls until they A) Join Alice in Wonderland or B) Well, B is ugly..I don’t want to talk about it. I can just say it is not like hitting an angry coon on the road..
Until next time….