Small Town Life

January 27, 2007


At least it's not playing bagpipes.

(Note: Beth stole my thunder by posting many great pictures of the rest of Seward.  Check out to see the rest of our lil’ town.)

This is for you city slickers, where ‘ere you may be.  In our little town of Seward, we have two banks caddy-corner across the town square with these little lighted signs.  They tell the time and temperature, of course, but also have well-wishes for birthday/anniversary/birth celebrations.  Do you have that in your big metropolises? (Metropoli?) 

I know, I know, you probably have IKEA.  *sigh*


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Small Town Life”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I think the plural is metropolipoctopi. You also should use the plural when you talk about IKEAs near here.


  2. Lauren Said on:



    • Michele (Brad's friend) Said on:

      You’re funny Lauren -- I liked that one. (IKEI)
      By the way -- there’s a little convenience store, “Grandpop’s Place” a few blocks from this city slicker that DOES indeed put birthday and anniversary wishes on their sign, although it’s not in neon lights or anything fancy. If I think to take a picture of it, I will let Brad post it for you!


      • Lauren Said on:

        I think that would be a cool post! We should have a category called ‘Cute personal signs’ -- it could be ongoing!


        • Michele (Brad's friend) Said on:

          It would be especially entertaining if the cute personal signs had typos in them! … or REALLY strange names -- we could have fun with this.


  3. christina Said on:

    Hey Lauren -- we have an IKEA in Houston if you want to come visit (it’s 2.5 hours from here I think!)


  4. Karla Said on:

    Did you know that there are now 2 Ikeas in the Chicagoland area? 🙂 Ahhh, life in the big city…


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