Is there any better feeling than being “home”? One of the reasons we created Love Small Town America is because we want to help people find that place where they feel that sense of comfort, acceptance, and community. We received an enquiry from someone looking for that special place. Rather than tell you about the people we want to help, we thought we’d let the story speak for itself.
“This time of year especially it’s hard being so far from home. The holidays (Christmas especially) just aren’t the same in a big city. I miss that small town atmosphere, the way people interact with each other, the way the towns take pride in the holiday spirit, the way they decorate so festively, the crunch of leaves in the fall, and snow in the winter… and being able to really see the stars at night.
I stumbled on [LoveSmallTownAmerica.com] recently when I was browsing the area around Miltonvale, KS. I spent most of my life growing up in Junction City, KS and even spent a year living in Hope, KS in my teens. My family and I have been out of the state for nearly twenty years now and unfortunately nothing else feels as much like home as Kansas. My father is also interested in returning to Kansas and for a long time before we left we had made repeated trips out to Miltonvale, contemplating purchasing the small grocery store there.
My dad and I often talk about returning to Kansas but the employment opportunities are rather slim in [the Miltonvale] area so I’d like to expand my search to include other small towns, but I wasn’t quite sure where to start.”
“I would appreciate any help you could provide in pointing me in the right direction. I look forward to one day returning to the place that still holds my heart.
– Angel Ciprian
Reading this request made us appreciate even more the small town we call home. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy to take things for granted, but the fact that we have a place we can call home makes us thankful. We’d like to help Angel find the same thing.
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