I have mentioned before that I grew up in Lewisburg and my husband here in Shelbyville. Then we spent 46 years in Nashville. There is no comparison between life in the city and life here.
Yesterday we had errands to run. Our home is 5 miles from downtown, which is fine with us. We drove down Midland, and I dropped off something for the FCE club at the UT Extension Office. Next my husband left a couple of items at Goodwill, which now has a drive-through area for deliveries. I had a couple of things to take to the Times-Gazette office. He went to the county clerk's office in the US Bank Building to buy a new decal for my car tag. I went to the library and had my first visit in the History Room. I think he read a sports magazine. (Perhaps the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition?) At the video store I returned a movie he rented for our 17-year-old granddaughter who visited over the weekend. Then we bought a few things at Kroger before heading home.
We got all of those errands done in less than 2 hours. How long would it have taken us in Nashville? I used to work downtown and would take care of things at lunch or on the way home after work. Fortunately, my husband used to work a very early shift and had extra time in the afternoons. However, those places would not have been close together in Nashville. Both the newspaper, the library, and the county clerk's office were downtown, so those became my lunchtime errands. Goodwill, the video store and Kroger were all in our neighborhood, so my husband took care of those.
It was nice to get everything done in such a short span of time. Once at home we changed clothes and went to the Fairlane Church of Christ and had time for visitation with the Brothers family prior to the funeral.
Thank you, Shelbyville, for being such a nice place to call home. Perhaps I should also be thankful for retirement that allows us to live here.