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Old 05-13-2017, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dinsdale View Post
I've often thought I'd love to live in Mayberry.
I pretty much did. My first 11 years were spent in a small (official population: 200) farming community 50 miles (as the crow flies) south of Chicago. Post office, volunteer fire department, lumber company, barber, gas station, grocer, diner, limestone quarry turned swimming hole*. No stop lights and no minorities other than one Puerto Rican family.

*Only the post office and fire department are still open. There is a convenience store in the old lumber company building; I doubt it has anything to do with the original grocers.