Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Patrick Cossel
Stevenson Newspapers 

The blessings of small town living


Living in a small town provides one with some unadvertised benefits. I suppose to some they could be a hindrance, but, I would wager, in the right light, all would see it as a benefit.

What benefit? Lack of anonymity. Meaning, everyone knows who you are and who your kids are and on and on.

When I lived in Concordia, Kan., they didn’t ask me where I came from, instead they asked who I belonged to. This befuddled me as I was an adult at the time. But, when I told them my dad’s name (I grew up in Alaska and moved to Kansas. My dad grew up in Concordia.) they usually acknowledged me. Appar...

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