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Small-Town Charm


small-town charm
happy valley, or

Did you grow up in a big city, a small town or something in between? All my years of living in the Bay Area and Los Angeles make me googly-eyed over small towns. They just seem so quaint and charming, like a scene out of The Gilmore Girls. My sister’s boyfriend Jordan grew up in Happy Valley, Oregon (what a name!), with a population of about 15,000 people. Everyone owns a sprawling plot of land, and Sophie insists drivers never honk. Jordan’s neighbors regularly put out a table with extra produce and flowers from their garden with a little sign for people to help themselves. Isn’t that sweet? Just thinking about it makes me want to write them a thank you card for their awesomeness.

pink and white dahlias

Last modified: January 10, 2019