Thursday, June 6, 2013

3 Decks

The city mouse or the country mouse. What's your choice? Remember that little tale? Urban living? Country living? Where do you fall? I grew up amid the hustle and bustle of city living. There was lots of everything:  on one hand wailing sirens, neighbors' loud talking and shouting, constant traffic to mention just a few, but on the other sat the close proximity and easy access to all that city life had to offer. I had no choice on that one. The city was where I found Mom and Dad. However, these days I'm my 'country cousin'. We've been thirsting on life among the trees since 1977. What are the overwhelming irritants that we must survive? 
Pretty much solitude, quietness, darkness and stars.


  1. I like the red tiles and those windows sisters!

  2. I think the perfect solution is to be just outside of the city , but close enough to enjoy the benefits without having to take a trek :)

  3. Both environments appeal to me!

  4. there are benefits to both environments.

  5. i prefer to live in the country but like to visit the city. i think it would be fun to have a "vacation" apartment right in the middle of a big city...i really need more money for all my "vacation" homes :D

  6. I think I tend to be a city girl. I love the sound of the sirens and helicopters and the train whistle. However, I do appreciate the peace and solitude of the country. That's a good place to refresh and recharge.

  7. Sounds like you have a tough life. Lonely. Sad. Maybe you should move back to the city!

    Just kidding!!

  8. I like living in the city. Your question reminds me of 'Green Acres' and the opening sequence with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor singing of the joys of both city life and country life.

    Green acres is the place for me.
    Farm livin' is the life for me.
    Land spreadin' out so far and wide
    Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

    New York is where I'd rather stay.
    I get allergic smelling hay.
    I just adore a penthouse view.
    Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.

    ...The chores.
    ...The stores.
    ...Fresh air.
    ...Times Square

    You are my wife.
    Good bye, city life.
    Green Acres we are there.


  9. i was raised in dairyland (wisconsin). then moved to dallas, tx and endured 10+ yrs in the city and burbs. fought my way back out to country living. they might as well kill me if they ever try to move me back...

  10. Somehow I feel more secure in the city - the country feels so isolated especially at night!

  11. I grew up in a small town and it was too insular. In Boston, I lived in Newton, six blocks from the Boston city line. In West Hartford, I live three blocks from the Hartford city line. In Naples, I live a distance that is about six blocks from the big north-south road. I think that makes me a suburban-but-very-close-to-the-city guy. (Though in Ohio I lived in an in-city heritage neighborhood and it was fantastic!)

  12. I am a City Mouse at heart.

  13. Peace! You got it and that's where we are also. MB

  14. Not bad, your country matter where, it depends on simply liking where one is...