Friday, October 24, 2008
Location, Location, Location--Revgals Friday Five
The Revgals Friday Five is about Location, Location, Location.
Singing Owl has some family moving in with her. She has moved several times and has come up with the following five:
Therefore, tell us about the five favorite places you have lived in your lifetime. What did you like? What kind of place was it? Anything special happen there?
1. I was born in Peoria, IL and moved to Ft. Worth, TX when I was 4. I never liked Ft. Worth although I still visit my family there. I liked the little town of Chillicothe where we lived and didn’t want to move. And while I lived the majority of my childhood and youth in Ft. Worth, I always felt that the town was behind the times. My folks liked it. I don’t know where my antipathy came from.
2. After college, I lived in Dallas and taught there. By that time, Dallas and Ft. Worth were becoming less distinct. Now, the two towns have almost merged although they still retain some of their early character. Dallas was more cosmopolitan but only just.
3. New Orleans was an interesting town. I was only there for a year and then move to St. Louis. It was a relatively closed town socially. One had to be a part of the “born in NO” crowd in order to be “in” but being a part of the order made those boundaries permeable. The donuts and p'o boys were awesome.
4. St. Louis came next. I can’t think of any place that I liked less other than maybe Ft. Worth.
5. Syracuse, NY was a nice place but it wasn’t until I moved to Bainbridge, NY, the site of my first cure, that I really found a home. I now serve a congregation 6 miles from Bainbridge and am trying to find a home in or around Bainbridge to return to. It isn’t location—it is people, people, people that make it home.