Kate said city.
She not only said the word city but she visited the city of Chicago last week with her sister! I’ve driven through Chicago but never walked the city’s sidewalks.
This past week we were in Greenville, SC, for a doctor’s appointment and afterward we drove a long length of downtown Greenville, over the Reedy River bridge, into the historical section and then made a U-turn and went back and left the city to come home to tiny house village.
I Like Cities
As we drove on Main Street, looking at the people, the shoppes, the apartments over the shoppes – I said to my husband, I could live in this city. It would be kind of cool to come down the elevator (not 7 flights of stairs!) and exit to the busy sidewalks of a city. Now, that I’m feeling well, that has a great appeal.
Our Flat Was Downtown
After the sale of our 30-year home and farm we enjoyed 18 months of living downtown in a second-floor flat. I could walk down 39 steps and be outside and downtown in 5 minutes. I really liked that. Cities are exciting – if it’s a good downtown it fills with life on weekends and in the evenings. People strolling, sitting outside pubs, enjoying chatter and cheese!!!
We live in a village with nine other families in tiny houses – we like it here. It is quiet and quaint with NO city excitement! When the sun goes down here? It is dark as pitch and quiet!
How about you? Do you prefer city, country, or in-between?
Yay! Texas! Leading the way to saving babies.
Greenville is like a pretty city.
Glad you are feeling better. We have kept you and Lowell in our prayers.
Thank you both, I felt every single prayer being prayed. God is merciful.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
You’re in our prayers, Susan.
I don’t really hold with cities,
or even the largish towns,
for (it is the worst of pities)
they are often run by clowns
who look each morning in the mirror
and feel anointing, well, to rule,
and overlook the fact it’s clearer
that every day they play the fool
with ordinances onerous
and pronouncements to the choir
that are at best tedious
and at worst become the dire
threats to freedoms that we cherish
and cannot allow to perish.
I felt every prayer from every where (hey I’m a poet). Andrew and Barb – my sincerest thanks. xoxo
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
You’re a poet indeed, dear Susan. XOXOXO
Glenda Summers says
Well, Susan, I’m a country gal at heart, but I’ve lived in all three – country, city, in between – and I’ll confess that I prefer the country life. My apartment now is in the city, but it’s more like a city within itself, so I can come and go as I please. “Downtown” is about 8 miles away, but the suburb housing my apartment has all the conveniences, and all the traffic! I just stay inside as much as possible and avoid all the mess. I DO love elevators! I’m only on the second floor, but stairs are challenging with my walker, and some folks live on the 18th floor! I surely would hate to have to walk that far! Glad you’re feeling better, and I continue to pray for your health. Love you!
Glenda, I’m so glad you are in a safe and contained location. Thank you for your friendship and care!
Love the country — and have lived in the country most of my adult life — but always within an hour of a pretty big city — which I think is the best of both worlds! We can go in to see shows (when that happens again) or sporting events — but come home to the safety and quiet and the stars!
Pretty neat that you are in a tiny house village! My husband and I just moved into an RV on the family ‘farm’ so we could deed the big house to our son with a growing family — who needs the space more than we do. We have found the simplicity of a tiny house very freeing and are enjoying it immensely! Especially with the grandbabies right next door. 🙂
God bless and Good Health to You! We are also thrilled about the TX decision for life, btw!
O! This is a wonderful plan and I love that it is working out for you.
Rebekah Beene says
Love visiting cities but prefer small town life. Thank you for sharing your heart so well. ❤️
Thanks for coming by, Rebekah.
Sandra K Stein says
Though I’ve lived much of my life in big cities (not by choice), I prefer small town life. Your tiny house village sounds lovely. I think I would like that.
Sandra, it is rather nice!!!
Kathy Y Walters says
I have lived in a medium sized town and in the city, but, have spent much time living in the country. ‘Way out in the country! Nowadays we live (past almost 20 years) on our small farm with 20 acres and some livestock and our pets. I LOVE IT! I absolutely positively love it. I plan to go to Heaven from here. Cities are great for going to for shopping or a nice dinner or concert etc. When we travel for the NRA we always have our annual meetings in big cities and we enjoy our time there. But then……..we come home to the farm. Sitting on our front porch looking at our pasture and hay fields and the beauty that God has made cannot be surpassed for me. I have a friend in Canada (Heather) and she lived in a fairly large city and loved it and I always have said that she is the “city mouse” and I am the “country mouse”. Now you are the “tiny house mouse”. I love it! So glad that God is continuing to strengthen you. Prayers are ongoing. Love you.
Thank you… the tiny house mouse!!! ♥
Evelyn L. Fear says
I was born in a small town, and then lived in the country for most of my adult life; since my husband’s passing, I live in a townhome in a suburban area at the edge of a good sized town. I LOVED the country, and in some ways I miss it, but I feel I’m exactly where God wants me to be for this “season” of my life, and am quite content here. Since my retirement nearly two months ago, I have been doing a good bit of sitting outside to get fresh air and sunshine, and have discovered that I have some pretty nice neighbors. And, that has been a GREAT discovery to make; when I was working, most of them, I truly didn’t have a chance to just chat with, and get to know. In a lot of ways, I find living in this area like going back in time to when I was growing up in that small town. Kids still ride bicycles, play hopscotch on the sidewalks–even a couple of times I heard them playing Red Rover in one of the commons areas. They, also, play football, baseball, etc. in those. Adult neighbors are more than willing to stop and chat awhile, and offer you help when needed. So, I guess the bottom line is that I have, as the Apostle Paul said, learned to be content in whichever type of living that I’ve found myself in during the 73 years of my lifetime.
A good place to be, Evelyn!
Even though I grew up in town the country always called my name. Fifty five years ago I married a country boy. While we lived in town for awhile, most of our marriage we have lived rural. We are now rural and living where we plan to be until we go to be with the Lord. However we never know what lies ahead. We have both learned to be content wherever we are and so if life takes us to an urban living or we live as planned we will be content wherever God puts us. Therein lies happiness.
Therein lies happiness – absolute truth.
Merry Geary says
Love quiet, esp since I am older. Glad you are feeling so much better, long haul for you both. Keeping you in prayers as I know you keep me in yours.
I sure do!!! Thanks, my friend.