Monday, November 15, 2010

Life in a Bubble

I think I may have mentioned in the past that I grew up in a wonderful little bubble of a town in northeast Ohio. It's somewhat reminiscent of Stars Hollow (if you're a Gilmore Girls fan, you'll get the reference). Literally nothing ever happened in our town. It was a beautiful, safe, somewhat sheltered place to grow up. And I'm so glad that my parents were able to give us the opportunity to live there.

Main Street is lined on one side with historic buildings that now house boutique shops, restaurants and a variety of other business. Across the street is the town green complete with white gazebo and brick clock tower. Think I'm joking? Take a looksie below!

During the Civil War a few of the residents housed "passengers" on the underground railway in their homes. This portion of the underground railroad was organized by non other than the famous John Brown (of Harper's Ferry fame) and his father Owen, who were residents. Every spring there is a local home and garden tour and some of the homes feature those secret passages in which the escaped slaves hid.

So, as you can see the town of my upbringing is a little different than the city I currently live in. Because, there is NO WAY that the following would EVER happen in Houston.

Read the following article from The Consumerist for a good laugh...

"Police blotters can be depressing, but sometimes they're just wonderfully amusing. Take, for example, the plight of a mercifully unnamed individual who reported his own order as a suspicious package.

We join our hero after he has just called the police to report that he saw an unidentified person leave a package at his house.

From the Hudson Hub Times:

The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.

The man reportedly said "Why yes, I did."

The officer told the resident his order had arrived. The resident then said he was comfortable opening the box. The officer then left the scene, according to the report.

Aahhhh... yes. Life in a bubble. The police department sure has its work cut out for it, huh? Things don't get much more entertaining than that!


  1. Oh, good ole' Hudson. I read that
    police blotter note on someone else's FB page (or was it yours?) and just chuckled. I, now, live in an area filled with crime to keep cops busy and our little bubble town still runs their crime in the paper. Wowza.

    P.S. Love the new blog look. :)
    P.P.S. I will write you back tonight.

  2. I, too, love to refer to Hudson as Stars Hollow. It was actually my ex who came up with it! He was a huge GG fan and the first time we went to Hudson to visit my fam he made the comment that it reminded him of Stars Hollow.


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