Thursday, April 23, 2009

An oldie but goodie

Before sharing this conversation that took place between my boys, you need some background info.....

My boyfriend lives in NYC. We do not...... we live in RURAL Massachusetts, 45 minutes away from a Target, Petco, and even a mall. Our town which is really a village- has a 'market' (small carryout,) a post office, and a ski store. The closest 'big' town (which we refer to just as Town - as in "Come on, we have to go into Town" - yes people still talk that way!) is ten minutes away and they have two fast food joints - Dunkin Donuts and McDonald's. They have one supermarket, two locally owned hardware stores, and one locally owned toy-store - and because of this we pay at least 40% more than all of you sane people who choose not to live down the road from a 'Ted Kaczynski' wanna-be, but now I'm just getting sidetracked.....

Okay, to put it in perspective, Norman Rockwell's home and the town he based his paintings on is two towns over, and they don't have a supermarket, only a tiny 'General Store.'

I overheard this conversation a while back but thought about it today while feeling a little homesick for home (suburb in Cincy) and it made me smile....again! So anyway, we were driving through 'Town' one night after returning from a weekend in the city. Half way down Main St I hear:

In a quiet and inquisitive voice, almost a whisper...
"Awlex, this is kind of like the city, wright?"

"NO LUKE," very matter of fact like it was the most ridiculous question ever "this is more like Radiator Springs....."

Yep.... this is our home now, this is our Radiator Springs.


  1. That is hilarious. I told my almost 3 year old and he said "me go Radiator Springs to wive?"

  2. You can't PAY for that kind of entertainment. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for dropping in today. I see you don't have a follow button but I will subscribe by email.

    I'm in the middle of reading your post about going through the old photos and it's heart wrenching. We share more than you know. Don't know how you made the break - I haven't gotten that far - but I'm so glad you did while understanding the heartbreak that was, and maybe still is. Okay. I'm headed back to finish now.

  3. Robynn's Ravings, I just added a subscribe thing since you mentioned it.... This code and HTML stuff is not really my thing.... I don't know how to do the 'follow me' thing and didn't really think that anyone would look for one :) I just started this to kind of vent while keeping friends and family in the loop since I am no longer local. And because I am not good expressing myself verbally, I hoped that my blog would help them to understand where my head was/is... I am not the only one trying to sort through all this, those close to me are also trying to heal...

    Thanks for commenting but know that I cringed at the last few sentences you wrote, wish we didn't have so much in common, but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!