My hometown lost two of its own this week…
Two girls that I grew up with.
I say ‘girls’ because that is how I remember them — sunny, spirited teens…not as the moms, wives and emotional centers of the families who mourn them
My hometown mourns them as well. When a community of less than 500 loses two — especially two so very young — everyone feels the effect.
Of course, at times of loss, my hometown immediately rallies with signs, both large and small, of love and support. My family has been the beneficiary on more occasions than I care to count, and we are forever grateful.
And my hometown will rally again for our two girls, gone too soon, but never forgotten.
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There’s another big Powerball jackpot looming on Wednesday — $235 million — so I’ll be buying a ticket along with every other optimist out there.
Except I’m not so optimistic this time.
I’ve seen who wins the lottery, and it’s not people who live in Manhattan. The system maybe random, but let’s face it —
In this case ‘random’ appears to like small town stories. I’ve decided I need to take a train out of town and buy my ticket to have any kind of chance.
So, where should I go before Wednesday’s drawing? Remember —
We’re looking for local color that attracts GREEN.
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