September 20, 2010

Holyoke Week

For some reason, the end of the summer and hints of fall got me to thinking about this place I call home. I'm not an urban pioneer. Not even close. I'm just one of the most recent wave (mini-wave? wave-ette?) to settle here - of ALL the places in the world to settle.
And while its true that there's a lot I don't talk about on this blog - like finding shopping carts in my front yard, or feral cat poop in my back yard - sneaky Holyoke weaseled its way into my heart while I wasn't looking.  I increasingly hear comments about my city - it has a spark, a crackle, a 'something's coming' kind of excitement and potential that's palpable.  But the kicker? The 'deal-sealer'? The people. The pee-pul. The Holyoke Folk.
I didn't expect to end up here, but here I am. We're celebrating Holyoke this week at Holyoke home with posts about our fair city. Welcome.

10 comments:

  1. I'm a Holyoker(?) Holyokamite(?)....Eh! I live in Holyoke too...and I agree!! :-)

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  2. Oh yay! oh yay! I can't wait to read!

    Speaking of.. We started a group to try and get the Canal Walk all lit up for the Holidays! I'm on the hunt for cheap green garland and strings of led lights.

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  3. A good city is defined by its public spaces. Nice pix of your city :)

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  4. Holyoker through and through!!! Love this place... We just need some businesses to open up along the walk.. perhaps a great cafe..

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  5. I love the East and your town sounds so cute! I can't wait to read more about it! I live in a small town that took some getting used to, but it's grown on me...if you don't mind a horse and buggy in the parking lot...watch where you step.

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  6. I'm not sure where Holyoke is, but it seems interesting for sure!
    Stopped by from SITS.

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  7. I'm very glad to hear that energy is crackling in Holyoke! I went to Hampshire College in the late 80's.

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  8. The people are what matters most - sounds like a cool place to live, feral cats and all!

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  9. Thank you, it's always lovely to be shown around a city by somebody with a passion for it...

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