Bollwitts in Iowa – Anytown, USA

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had a pretty tumultuous start to the day, health-wise but I’m feeling a little better. We spent the night in Iowa City last night and are back in John’s hometown – what I like to refer to as “Anytown, USA”.

(from Seinfeld)
George: What-what are you doing?
Kramer: Oh, I’m putting up Frank’s screen door. This beauty’s got a little life in her yet.
Jerry: What do you need it for?
Kramer: (Closing door) The cool evening breezes of Anytown, USA. Let’s see how this baby closes. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.

small town iowa

Patty: (Surveying Kramer’s hall patio ) What is this?
Jerry: (Knocking on Kramer’s door) Anytown, U.S.A. Hello? Is Kramer home? Oh, hey.
Kramer: (Spraying his flowers) Hello, neighbor.
Jerry: Boy, those azaleas are really coming in nicely.
Kramer: Oh, you gotta mulch. You’ve got to.
Jerry: You barbecuing tonight?
Kramer: (Ringing his wind chimes) Right after the fireworks.

Those who know me, know that I have a thing for small towns even though I’ve never lived in one. People from small towns on the other hand, might think I’m a little crazy for longing for a slower pace, sipping lemonade on the front porch and being on a first name basis with the woman at the post office. John and I had our wedding photo in the local paper so I’m pretty sure walking around “downtown” tomorrow some people might recognize us, or at least John… maybe even as that Bollwitt boy that moved to Canada.

snowy thanksgiving

This evening it started snowing, dropping down to 2 celcius, which is quite the departure from the 25 degrees two days ago. It’s supposed to clear by tomorrow afternoon and here’s hoping roads are clear for our 2 hour drive to the airport on Friday. I wish we had more time here, it makes me sad to think about leaving already. With John’s new job he won’t have vacation time again until next year so maybe we’ll be back for Thanksgiving 2008. Honestly, it can’t come soon enough.

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3 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Chris MagnussonWednesday, November 21st, 2007 — 7:37pm PST

    Small towns rock! We don’t quite do the lemonade thing, but you get the gist.

  2. RaulWednesday, November 21st, 2007 — 10:59pm PST

    I agree that small towns rock! I just spent the past few days in Sidney (or how they call it, Sidney by the Sea) and walked around the cutest neighbourhood in victoria, the Cook Street village. Had dinner at a 50s diner. Totally awesome.

    Come back safe and sound, all the best to you and John for the rest of your trip!

  3. JennyThursday, November 22nd, 2007 — 11:28am PST

    do they still have the bear up there?

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