Friday, April 16, 2010

Filling in the Gaps . . .

Drummond Island - like most U.P. towns - is a community that you can feel part of. A place where you can count on your neighbor and where you can walk into the store and you know the people you see and are known by them. On a first name basis.

That doesn't exist everywhere any more. It's dead. It's gone. And this is tragic.

On Drummond you meet people you know at the restuarant, at the post office, every place you go when you are out and about - chatting, forming friendships and bonds. It is face-to-face and all direct. You know everybody's business and they know your's. The good, the bad and the ugly.

And that's the way it should be.

Small towns fill in the gaps in your life that you hadn't known existed.

 The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does.

Gossip by Norman Rockwell

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