Things have changed. That seems an obvious statement but really, things have changed. In the past it was expected that once the farmer’s child graduated from high school they went on to college or university and settled in a large town or city to make their way. Few returned to the farm or small town where they were raised. There weren’t enough opportunities to make a living for themselves and their young families. But now! There are so many opportunities to work from home via the internet and to live in rural areas and on farms or ranches. And where there are young families there are opportunities for other businesses to grow and thrive to meet the needs and wants of these young families. Have you considered moving to a small community. A peaceful, clean, community focused home town? And just why not?
Watching the skies turning grey again and I am fighting the urge to go take a nice Sunday afternoon nap. It after 12:00 so its legal, right? but I have this list — well in my head anyway– of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend and now its Sunday afternoon — already. I did get the Mason City page up on www.nebraskahighway2.com yesterday. Only two businesses listed on the site but seeings how Mason City does not have a motel, restaurant or even a bar anymore, it is great that there are at least two businesses that travelers would be interested in stopping to see. I learned a bit about Mason City’s history. It was quite a busy little town for some years. The high school closed in 1966 so one can only imagine the demise that would follow. However, the town is nice. The community center on Main street appears to be thriving and up the hill is “The French Table”, an eclectic art collector’s dream. Right off of the Nebraska 2 highway is “Cooper’s Corner”, for hunting and gun enthusiasts.
Next weekend is the “Follow the Rails Art Trail” which runs from Grand Island along nebraskahighway2 to Alliance. A wonderful opportunity to get out on the highway and explore what these welcoming Nebraska communities have to offer to YOU!