This is a scheduled post. I started it days ago. I’m finishing it now. Go to the home page and scroll down if you need to get caught up.
We have Company from out of town. On his first evening here, after supper, we invited Mr. Co. to take a look at our local weekly newspaper. I’m sorry I no longer have the front page to scan so you could see for yourselves, it was put to use this morning (Missy is not yet house-trained), but as I recall one of the front page stories was about the folks who received award buttons for their outstanding service at the local hospital.
It is hard to not be charmed by the local paper. (Mr. Big Food especially likes the “25-50-75 Years Ago Today” page. I avoid that one.) Mr. Co. continued reading through it, and when he’d finished– it takes longer than you’d expect– he looked up and said, “Ah, it’s a community” in a very interesting accent.
Back to now– in retrospect, we spent a fair amount of time talking with Mr. Co. about values, although no one came out and said as much, except when Mr. Co. & Mr. Big Food were talking about Aristotle & stuff.