Thanksgiving Glad Game: Day #4
I am glad I was raised in a small town. Ames, New York is still the smallest incorporated village in New York State. When I lived there in the ’50’s and ’60’s, about 200 residents filled the homes of the single street town.
E.B. White called Ames the loveliest town of all. He even named a chapter in his book Stuart Little after my home town.
We did not lock doors. Neighbors knew neighbors. The aroma of home-baked pies drifted out of the screen doors in the summer and chimneys spewed smoke in the colder months.
I am glad I grew up in Ames.