We went to our local carnival at Massie's Mill last night...
nothing big, nothing special....
arcade games, flashing lights, friendly faces....
(a game of which I am addicted to and have quite the collection
of gaudy melamine plates to show for my skills...)
while we were there, however,
the sky darkened & opened up on us all...
sending folks scurrying under tents and into the Bingo Hall....
sad to say we left early, but may return today, for it's last day.
Living in a small town in Virginia has advantages
that living in a bigger city could never offer,...
our closest neighbor is almost a mile away,
... but we know we can call on him if we need him, and vice-versa.
our bank employs people that actually know us and remeber our names.
we pay our bills at our local co-op
and shop at our outdoor markets for fresh, locally-grown food.
and let's not forget the ever-populated front porches.
as it is hot & sticky here lately, almost everyone sits on their front porches...
gathered together to talk, play games or just relax,
and offer you a friendly wave as you drive past them.
Wishing you a day filled with down-home charm!!!
Blessings from the farm,