I think most people are faced with choices in their life of whether to move to a small town or a big city. The pros and cons for each can be overwhelming.
I thought about moving once, a while back, because property values in a certain area out of Texas were reasonable, and sales prices were really low for very nice properties. Seemed like a no brainer to move until I realized that it was in the center of “Tornado Alley.” Then the low sales prices made sense, as did the fact that almost all of the properties in that area ranged from brand new to less than 5 years old. Hard pass, thanks!
That was my only thought of moving from my little hometown. Cameron is much like any other small town I have ever heard about. Everyone knows everyone and all their families. When you are from here and do happen to meet someone else from here they ask, “Now who was your Mom/Dad/Aunt/Uncle/Sibling/Grandparents/etc.?” Because if they don’t know you personally, they probably know your family member(s). It made it hard for me as a rebellious teen to act out, because I didn’t kick up any dust that my parents didn’t know about before I could get home, and this was long before the days of social media and cell phones, y’all.
Social media back then was a phone tree where if someone saw you being out of line, they called until they found out who you belonged to and then told on you. Usually they had already reprimanded you in some way, and then you still had your parents to deal with. It still is that way here to a certain extent.
We have our small-town problems, like every other small town does. What we also have is an extreme sense of community, home, and care for one another. Some people may not see the care we have for each other, but just watch when we find someone is in need here.
We have great people here and that’s just the facts. Even when two people don’t like each other, I’ve seen them get along for the sake of whatever is happening, because that’s what you do. That’s our code. I’ve seen people who couldn’t stand each other reach out and help each other when it was needed. We put things aside, and we come together when we need to. It’s almost like saying, “Oh no, you have had this happen! I’m going to do what I can to help you, and tomorrow we can go back to not liking each other.” I’m not saying that doesn’t happen in big cities; I’m only relaying what I know from my little town.
Last night just proved it again how great my little hometown really is. We took our youngest boys trick or treating, and we had such a great time! We had an awesome Trunk or Treat event at the downtown square. That by itself is a great memory to cherish that we will talk about for years! This whole community comes together to make a special night for kids.
Even teens get candy here. I can’t say 100% for sure it’s never happened, because I am not on every porch every Halloween, but I haven’t ever heard anyone tell an older kid/teen that they couldn’t have any candy, because they were too old to be out. I always see happy groups of teens walking together, people pulling trailers loaded down with hay, 30 kids, and 10 adults on them, small groups of parents and kids out together.
Oh, and “the good candy” that so many memes have been made about? Well, we have it here. We even had a house that handed out hot dogs to kids who went through their haunted maze last night. People go above and beyond here, especially if you mention kids. It’s as if we hear the words “kids’ event,” and we go nuts to see how we can make it the best ever.
I can’t tell you if you should buy a house in a big city or a small town. It really is a personal preference that we might be able to help with once you decide where you want to go! If you decide to move, we might be able to buy your house so you can or sell you a freshly remodeled house, if we have one. I know that I have no plans to ever leave my small town. If I did, I would probably go to another small town. I love living out in the country and I don’t mind driving 6 or 7 miles to go to the grocery store, and for the foreseeable future I will keep my ZIP code the same. I heart Cameron!Hermann says please like and share!