But the truth is, I don't give it much thought. It's not like there was one day when I said to myself, "ah, yes, Princeton, Iowa is the place for me."
I was born here, and after a bit of traveling around -- John and I came here because of a job.
It feels like we just ended up here, y'know?
On a recent Sunday night, I was taking Lillian home when I saw a "BINGO" sign at the Community Center. Hey -- I haven't played Bingo for 20 years...and it would be a new experience for Lilly...
As we were walking up the steps, Lilly said, "I'm afraid to go inside, Grandma." I told her I was nervous, too, but it was good to try new things. And if we didn't like it, we could always leave.
|There were about 30 people inside. Free refreshments on the back counter (desserts mostly, a large pot of coffee and some lemonade and a bowl of chips).|
|That's our mayor (Keith) calling the numbers...(note Lilly's plate of cupcakes)|
|Lilly LOVED the dauber...and what a great way to learn your numbers, eh?|
|I paid $10 for 9 games (six per page) and the ink dauber.|
|We got close to BINGO a couple of times...|
I didn't tell Lilly that I hadn't put our names in the hat. With my hand on the door knob, I heard Keith announce, "the winner is Lillian Claire Farro"...
Yep. I love this little town.