This is a picture of Main Street in the small town in Iowa where I grew up. I took this picture about 3 years ago when I was there visiting my family. I lived here until I was 18 and moved away in 1978. I moved away to go to college . . . lived in Florida and Connecticut for awhile and finally landed in California. I have lived away from this small town for 37 years . . . I have lived in the town where I live now for 28 years . . . many more years than I spent in my hometown,
This small town holds so many memories of my youth and very much shaped who I grew up to be. When I am there . . . I realize what a great place it was to grow up and I sometimes regret having moved so far away. It will always be home to me.