I live in Orange County now and this place is packed full of people. So many people that everyone who live in neighboring housing tracts all go to the same stores, restaurants, etc .It’s like living in a small town again–can’t go grocery shopping without seeing someone I know.]]>
The community we grew up in is a trifle bigger than quaint Magrath, but you’ve certainly etched a noble heritage for your descendants in your own neighborhood and on your own acre. Grandchildren already cherish memories of walking with Grandpa through his garden and orchard, and I presume they will pass on these experiences to their own children.
The Clifton legacy continues on and thrives. Thanks, Dad.]]>
I have seen some of the same community closeness you describe in this post.
If you want to get a real feel for what it was like homesteading there, though, go in the dead of winter, and remmeber how uncomfortable it is while running from the heated car to the heated house!]]>