30th June 10:17
Blast from the past: A menopause update (menopause)
In article <brfung$2rd94$1@ID-76373.news.uni-berlin.de>, "Marilee"
How much, in the way of stores, services, library, etc., was within 3. 5 miles?
Agree that this is nothing. I drive at least that much for many routine
errands. Especially did so before I moved, this area is denser.
Marilee, I felt that way about *one* kid in the winter! It made me plan my
errands all bunched up.
Swimming lessons here are offered year round, in private places, Ys, some
public schools, like the HS I went to, have pools, as does the university.
.. T-ball is available
Here there are church leagues, private ones, Y, etc...
Small schools have advantages and disadvantages. Lack of co curriculars is a
definite minus, yet a HS near where I lived had only 60 kids in the senior
class and they were very high achieving. Limited music and other club options,
though. But so much is available in the surrounding communities, it's not as
I didn't think any of those things, but you're right that we don't get a
picture of what life out there is like. Also, I imagine that without neighbors
to talk to or play with at any given moment, one's own family is very tight
knit and interdependent. I think there are interesting ways that environment
shapes our lives and how we behave. This aspect would be a plus, I think.
BTW, my online friend in Fargo owned/ran an ISP, not backward at all.
I guess you don't need mommy and me when you don't have a prayer of getting
away from your kids all day anyway! ;-P
There was one bus line that ran through my old town, occasionally, and very
inconveniently. Nothing that anyone local used.
And parents who want their kids to take dance lessons or
We don't even think about it; we
I kind of expected your roads were paved. I guess you gave up the wooden wagon
wheels, too, huh?
Long Island (about 100 miles long and 17 miles wide at its widest) has about 16
colleges and universities. Count 'em! We're not even a city.
Do you ever get a traffic jam? Ever heard the term "gridlock?" It's an urban
driving phenomenon. When I first moved out to my former hamlet home, it was
still sort of rural (mail delivery still is). One of the local P.O.s was the
deli/post office/gas station on a country road next to a peach farm. I loved
that. But now it's very suburban (sprawl) and they built a big new post office
on a main road.
Actually, my town was small enough that most of us knew this stuff, too.
Pretty close here, too minus the grandparents. But 250 per grade lately, with
every bare piece of land being developed for houses.
Of course not, everyone else would know by the next day! :-)
Here's a drawback... Lot's of that in suburbia, too. Dirty news travels the
It's very interesting! And how else are some of us ever going to know, since
we don't see it on TV? I loved the movie, Fargo, though. ;-)