Friday, June 25, 2010

My little town

I live in a town that has often been rated as one of the most livable towns in the United States. Tonight was one of the reasons why; in the summer, we have weekly concerts in the park.

They're free. Anyone can come, bring a picnic or buy food from the sponsoring restaurant; bring their own bottle of wine, or purchase a glass or two from the sponsoring vineyard. Most of the town turns out; there are children running around, seniors strolling, and couples dancing.

The bands aren't famous; many of them are locals. But they're enthusiastic and there is something so sweet about sitting in the park, under big old trees, eating a picnic dinner, sipping on a glass of wine, and listening to music in the company of neighbors.

It's one of the things that makes this town special.


Kristen said...

Are you sure we don't live in the same town? Smallish towns are so great to live in aren't they!

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Yup! Too small, and there aren't enough people to do stuff; too big, and no one wants to. But when a town is just the right size . . . .