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.