In October, I went back to my small home town in Oklahoma, where many generations of my family have grown up. We go way back in this little town on the prairie!
For those who may not know, this is where Ree, the Pioneer Woman, goes when she heads to “town”. You’ve seen her photos of the prairie, so I thought it would be fun to show you a bit of the city life. So put on your boots and let’s go to town ya’ll!
With a total of about 3,500 people, you can see how bad the traffic jams can get. I did get stuck behind a blue haired lady who kept stopping and going again. This caused my trip to town to take an entire five minutes instead of two!! The nerve of some people!
My friend, Pete Lacker, shot this photo for a musician’s CD cover. You can see how wild it gets a night.
One thing for sure about a small town is you usually know everyone and some are even related. Meet one of my cousins, Phillip. Don’t you just love his style?
We saw Cousin Phillip on our trip to the best hamburger joint in town.
Not much room inside, but my kids got the best spot… right in front of the grill! They had a ball sitting at the bar. Very different from the bars in Dallas! I think the 5 customers enjoyed having them there too:-)
This is what I miss most about small towns…
Oh yeah, look at that homemade chocolate pie! yum!
Of course my mom had to show off her cute grandkids at work.
My son had fun playing mayor and eating M & M’s from the candy machine.
Here’s the house where I grew up and where mom still lives. See the tree in the top right corner? I have a photo of all the neighborhood girls wearing prom dresses next to that tree and it was shorter than us. Wish I had that photo, but it’s in this house you’re looking at now.
The kids got to pick veggies in Grandma’s garden.
Then it was time to get in our costumes and go to Halloween night at the Kiddie Park!
The Kiddie Park is in a nearby town and has probably been around as long as me.
All rides are only $.25 each!
Lots of really old rides that go VERY fast. My kids love it!
One of the man clowns made my 80 year old Grandma a balloon way too nasty to put on my blog. Can you guess what it was? I don’t think I’ve seen her blush like that in a long time! ha. Hint: it looked like a mini sword… I really couldn’t look at my son’s sword the same way all night:-)
This is my son’s attempt at taking the four generations of women photo. See what happens when you’re 5 and have been eating sweets at Grandmas all weekend!
Hope you enjoyed a quick tour of my hometown.
Thanks mom, Aunt Tricia and Grandma for making our trip so much fun. We hope to come back again real soon.
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