My little hometown in North Dakota.
When I say I'm from a "small town," I think a lot of people assume I mean a population of 6,000ish. Maybe 2000, minimum.
Nope. My hometown population: 500
And I think that's rounding up.
If you're from ND, this isn't shocking. Most towns in North Dakota are small. I graduated in a class of 18. One building, K-12. Saying that everyone knew everyone's business is the understatement of the year. On the flip side, growing up, I always felt safe. I always knew everyone. And I always knew they cared. I love that I grew up in a small town. Thanks, Mom and Dad :)
Dad and I took a little drive out to Berthold today. There it is, on the horizon, can you see it?
And let's note here, growing up that was a two-lane highway, not four. All the roads are paved now. Berthold is booming.
Let's also note, just up there to the right, was the turn to Heidi's. I went to her place a lot. We listened to Tiffany and Snoop and drove into Minot to drag main and were definitely cool. I think. It was the 90's. Cool was variable.
Let's continue noting that a drive in ND always involves a little chat about the fields. If you're wondering, they'll be getting into them much earlier this year.
And yeah. I lived 3 blocks from the school.... and drove.
While I understand that to most people Berthold, and even North Dakota, is not much to look at... I adore it. Always will. You can take the girl out of North Dakota, but ... you know. Don't count your chickens before ... you know. Save a horse, ride a ... you know. A bird in the hand is worth... well, I don't get that one.