I grew up in West Virginia. I grew up in a very rural, very country part of West Virginia. Our neighbors weren’t neighbors as such, they lived up the road and across the way. The town was barely a mile and a half long. Everyone knew everybody else’s business before it even happened – and here are the things I loved about it.
1. The Freedom
Photo Credit: Along The Trail
Because of when I grew up – in the late 1980s and early 1990s – and where I grew up, I was in the latter half of the very last “Go play outside” generation. You could hear or see anyone coming, my friends and I were even allowed to play in the woods after dark. Of course, we rarely wanted to because it was frigging scary.