Now my father was a principal and we moved to several different towns throughout the state of Texas. We started out in Harker Heights (a smaller town outside of Killeen, Texas) then moved to an even smaller town in North Texas called Valley View where the elementary, middle school and high school were all in one building. From there my family moved to Gainesville, then Denton, and finally settled in the historical town of Kilgore. Each town was the same. I made friends in school and church. Once we moved, I started all over again and made more friends in another community.
Although technology hadn’t invented the cell phone, satellite radio or all of the other instantaneous satisfactions we have today; I was completely informed of what was going on every day.
Today I live in a suburb just outside of Dallas, Texas and not much has changed in my small community!
However, my community is NOT Rockwall, Texas where I live today that I am talking about here. Sure, there are parts of Rockwall that are my community, but that is only where I lay my head at night. I will explain further how I have come to this realization.
My community is very small.