Good soil for gardening. Deep fishing holes. Plenty of wildlife. Starry skies.
Sure, there were some creepy weirdos, but we knew who they were and we stayed away.
Summer sunsets brought the sound of drums and bells as the Blue Devilettes practiced their routines.
Sometimes, even across town, you might hear the crack of a bat as a promising little leaguer hit his first home run. He or she really believed that chances were good he might join his major league heroes from his hometown.
Roulette still is great. Kind retired men drinking coffee, reading the paper, laughing at Bradford criminals and politics, and helping each other with their household projects.
Nobody's lawn gets too long, because they help each other when they can't mow it.
A handful of hardworking young families trying to make their way. They could triple their income if they move away... But they sacrifice to give their kids stars, rivers, woods, fields, values.
Problems? Sure. A few violent crimes. Some drugs. Some mental health issues. But they pale in comparison to the beauty of small town Potter County life.