My posts have become few and far between. I don’t have as much free time to write as I would like, at least nothing worth reading. I haven’t had much time to fix dinner either, my son can attest to this, some weeks two nights out of seven are becoming the norm.
What have I been doing? Learning how to be a Village President. I have a lot to learn. Some days I feel as though I’m living a Country Western Song… there are ‘dogs’, ‘pickup trucks’, ‘squabbling neighbors’, and ‘skunks’, and not dead ones in the middle of the road either. <I’m dating myself>
However, I have also been learning why it is so great to live in a ‘small town’. It’s the people!
For reference sake take a look at the list below… <I’ve probably forgotten some> These groups, churches, and the people who are involved with them, make Cullom the special place it is!
American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Jr. Auxiliary
Charlotte Plan-It’s 4-H Club
Citizens for Cullom
Cullom Beckman Memorial Library
Cullom Co-Ed 4-H Club
Cullom Community Owned Market
Cullom Fire Protection District
Cullom Food Pantry
Cullom HCE Unit
Cullom Senior Citizens Group
Cullom United Methodist Church
GFWC IL Woman’s Club of Cullom
Sons of American Legion
St. John Roman Catholic Church
St. John’s Lutheran Church
When I look at this list… I see men and women who honor our veterans and senior citizens, mentor and provide funds for our children. People who work to nurture our bodies, minds and souls, keep us protected and provide entertainment. I think this is quite impressive for a town of 600 people!
No, it’s not a ‘perfect’ town… however, it really is a nice place to live. I’m thankful, and so grateful to be called ‘Mayor’.
Once again, I’ll recommend the website to learn more about our ‘Small Town’ http://www.cullomillinois.com/