Sunday, November 13, 2005

In Praise of Small Towns

I'm working on a freelance article about ethnic food traditions in Kansas. In the course of writing it I've had reason to talk to people in various small towns.

Yesterday was a prime example of why small towns are so wonderful. I called a cafe in Wilson to ask about Czech traditions. The woman there referred me to the lady who started the Czech festival, who gave me a wonderful interview.

When I did news, I learned to always call the grocery store, post office or bank to find things out in a small town. Whoever answered the phone knew what you wanted to know. It's a beautiful thing, really.

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