NowheresvilleTuesday, July 25, 2006
It’s interesting to me that my experience has been quite different from Matt’s. Despite growing up in a town of about sixty (no, I’m not exaggerating, here’s the census data) located in a very rural area, I regularly meet people who know exactly where it is. The conversation usually goes like this:
Them: So, where are you from?
Me: You’ve never heard of it. It’s a little town called Macomb and it’s…
Them: Oh, yeah, I know where that is. My _____ lives/works out there.
My most recent encounter was with a business associate who turned out to be the ex-husband of my high school english teacher. That brought back a flood of memories about high school, friends, and knowing things you’re not supposed to. But I’ll save that for another story.