Day 17: My hometown
I grew up moving quite a lot. By the age of 11, I had lived in four states and 6 cities.
Many of those places I love, but none of them am I more thankful for than my hometown.
My Hometown has a current population of 3, 170 (as of 2016, according to Google). Very small compared to most.
It doesn’t have a mall. Or a movie theatre. And the Walmart closes at midnight.
But it is home.
I grew up just outside of the city limits in a small community, population ?? I grew up on a gravel road, too narrow for school buses to come up. I went to the county high school, where I graduated in a class of 104.
My hometown isn’t perfect. Like many rural towns here in Appalachia, the city has been riddled with issues of drugs particularly over the last few years.