The Outskirts of Town

13 Nov

We have a community magazine called Wilson Living, and the folks over there asked me to write an article about anything I wanted. A lot of topics went through my mind, and I settled on writing about growing up on the outskirts of town. If you would be interested in reading it, then you can get to it by clinking this link.

Let me know what you think.

8 Responses to “The Outskirts of Town”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 13, 2016 at 05:55 #

    I read the article and would have commented, but it wouldn’t let me log in, so I’ll just comment here. It must be wonderful to have such deep roots in a community. Compared to you, I’ve been a gypsy, even though I’ve live in Massachusetts since 1987 and Garry’s been up here since 1970. His parents and mine were first gen Americans, so although we were born here, there are no old family homes to revisit. I envy that a little bit. And a beautifully written piece.

    • Rick November 13, 2016 at 18:16 #

      Thank you. It sounds like Boston is home.

  2. thehistorytourist November 13, 2016 at 13:33 #

    What a beautiful mid-century modern house. I was raised in military housing, so no opportunity for that kind of nostalgia for me. But it’s great that you’ve stayed so close to the places where you grew up and are keeping its history alive.

    • Rick November 13, 2016 at 18:17 #

      Thank you. It was a great place to grow up. The original design was basically ranch style, but there have been a few changes through the years.

  3. jcalberta November 13, 2016 at 16:22 #

    My ID was being blocked too over on that link too. ?
    Yeah, I can’t relate to, but, envy your experience. Myself, I moved 13 times – in 3 different countries – when I was in school. On Vancouver Island a while back I moved 8 times in one year looking for work. I always end up back in Calgary though. My Great Grandfather was one of the organizers of the original Musical Ride for the Northwest Mounted Police and my Dad was born here – so obviously I have some karmic roots in Alberta. I never planned or intended to move around so much. It was just part of my destiny. No regrets. As you well know, travel is one of the greatest things you can do. But it’s always nice to have a place you call Home.

    • Rick November 13, 2016 at 18:18 #

      I have always wanted to visit Calgary. My parents say it is one of the great parts of the world.

  4. Bantering Ram November 15, 2016 at 02:48 #


    And it’s nice to read an article of memories that is not tainted by the bitterness of years đŸ™‚

    • Rick November 18, 2016 at 23:16 #

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: