We’re having a summer day over here, 23C (73,4F) and I love it. Naturally it’s still spring here but we tend to call this part of the year for pre summer, not quite summer yet but very close. Pre summer usually lasts until a week in to June. Everything happens so fast now, two days ago most tress just started to get green, now cherries flower 🙂
I was working in the neighbor factory today and since the weather was so great I decided to walk to the place. The village where my job is has lots of smaller and somewhat bigger industries but none of them are the noisy kind. It works more people in the village than it lives people there and most of the villagers works somewhere else.
I rarely see anyone when walking to the other factory, the occasional car and lorry drives by but no people are out walking. The only place where there is any kind of activity is by the grocery store and the health center. Usually it’s the same people one can see on both places, older people or alcoholics 🙂 On days like this when the sun shines and the temperature is nice many stands outside the store and talks with old friends, people tend not to move especially far from where they were born so they might have known each other for longer time than I am old.
The alcoholics usually sits on the park benches drinking their beer and smoking. They are never loud or noisy because everyone knows them too and most probably knows/ knew their parents too. Every now and again the bus comes and rather many usually get out from it, most of them are older school kids unless it’s afternoon because then its older that comes home from work. It’s a nice little village but besides the grocery store there’s only one more store, a hardware store.
Once it was full of life, they had several clothing stores,three banks and a post office, at least one bakery, a book store, a café’ and even a jewelers I’ve heard and lots more but all died out when they closed the railroad. It was a healthy railroad making lots of money but back then they wanted to close down all smaller railroads so they made sure that it would start making losses. Buy too big trains for instance that destroyed the rails and roadbed. They knew it wouldn’t work and closed it down. Today they all want it back but most of the old roadbed is now farmland.
It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat, after that I need to water my Thuja’s and check what more might have germinated in my pots.
Have a great day!