Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Death in a Small Town (2011 Remix)

Well, I was born
    in a small town
And I live
    in a small town
Prob'ly die
    in a small town
Oh, those small
    communities ...

-- John Cougar Mellencamp

On the Fourth, we went to Browntown, a "wide spot in the road" nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Having been in the States for four years now, Sal wanted to see what an "old-fashioned Fourth of July" looked like. Browntown is one of a number of hamlets in the region that have one ...

If we ever do a “Top Twenty List Of All Time” here at mwbh, it will surely include this story from July of 2006, probably the most visited in our eight-and-a-half-year history. Hardly a day goes by in which someone has not visited this particular story. I cannot explain it. But why fight the feeling. Read on, dear reader.

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