Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Why My Hometown is the Best

My husband's always telling me that his hometown is the best.



Okay, his hometown definitely makes for some interesting stories. It was, after all, established as a city to facilitate the secret development of the atomic bomb.




But I think my hometown is pretty awesome, too.



It was the home of this guy.




And it's known as the home of this girl, even though her family only moved there to get her close to Nashville...so she could get a record deal.



Taylor Swift and I both went to the same high school. Twenty years apart. In different buildings. But it counts, right?




And the #1 reason my hometown is the best?

I'm going to be part of family night at the Hendersonville Public Library on July 17!


What's the best thing about your hometown?

69 comments:

  1. That's very cool!
    I don't really have a hometown. Military brat, so we moved often. I've never considered one place to be my home.

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  2. I love my home town because of all the culture and because it's a small city... perfect for me.

    Sidney Crosby the hockey player is from our metro area... that's kind of cool :-)

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  3. My hometown was the Rubber Capital of the World.

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  4. Hmm it was a nice place to grow up in. I appreciate it more now than I did then. Anyone famous? Not really...

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  5. That library event looks awesome.

    I grew up in NYC, but moved to Florida when I was ten. I still consider my hometown to be NYC.

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  6. Oh yes hometown are always the best. It's funny to learn some little things about yours.

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  7. a hometown of atomic bomb is for him the best thing? Please, slap him in my name....

    I live in an old medieval city filled with Austro-Hungarian palaces and mansions

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  8. DEZMOND, everyone loves their hometown for the memories, but his has a very unique history, since it was built in secret. Plus, a ridiculous number of famous people and notable VIPs in the world came from Oak Ridge. Mostly because during that time, a lot of prominent scientists moved to the area and their spouses ended up teaching in the schools, so the education was phenomenal.

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  9. My daughter lived in Hendersonville for a time. Tennessee is the Southern neighbor of Illinois, where I grew up. Wishing you best of everything with your book launch and signing!

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  10. That is cool indeed.

    Ummmm my home town has the worlds first outhouse museum, that count? lol

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  11. Little ol' Ames, Iowa was named as one of the top 25 cities to retire, one of the top 100 best places to live and was ranked #2 in top college towns :)

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  12. awww. congrats!

    the best thing about my hometown was wisconsin cheese curds straight from the factory - no longer...

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  13. What a great hometown and wonderful to have a library that supports its writers. Have a wonderful event!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  14. My hometown, New Iberia, Louisiana, was #1 on Forbes 'America's Prettiest Towns' list. We're right on the Bayou Teche and have a Sugarcane Festival every year. Have fun at family night:)

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  15. My hometown is Tillamook Oregon. I couldn't wait to leave.

    Way to go on the book. Awesome.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  16. As I read your post, I kept hearing the Beach Boys' "Be True to Your School" in the back of my mind.

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  17. My Hometown is Milan, New Mexico. A Small Village that once was carrot fields until the Uranium Boom. During the height of the boom, it was a thriving village, now it is host to about 1900 ppl. They have a truck stop and a privately run prison that keep the village alive. But they a have a little shop that makes the best red chile chips, a local delicacy.

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  18. Totally counts! ;) Uhm, I kind of hate where I live, so not much that I like about it, haha. I live in Wales, so there's a lot of great scenery, but not that much where I am. I'd rather live in Scotland.

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  19. Totally counts! And you're hometown is awesome...though the hubs's is pretty darned cool too. I learned something here today :)

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  20. We are home to Notre Dame and get a few celebs passing through on football game days. Though I have never seen any of them lol.

    Your hometown does sound like it's got some charm!

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  21. I'd say the Cleveland Orchestra is the best thing about my home town.

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  22. Congratulations on being part of your hometown's family night!

    My hometown is great because that is where most of my loved ones live! Also, it is a small place where everyone knows you and the people are friendly.

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  23. By the way, you had asked me earlier if O'Charley's was a restaurant only found in southern states. After thinking about it, I really do not know for sure but, I've been to O'Charley's in both mid-western and southern states.

    Thanks for the compliments on my twin grands - you are right, they are so tiny, so much more so than my babies were. But I have every confidence they will grow quickly!

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  24. I love Johnny Cash!!!!

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  25. It sounds pretty cool :) I was born in Budapest, which is one of the most beautiful European cities, so I guess I can't complain either :)

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  26. Aw! What fun facts, and how exciting! You're going to totally rock the night.

    My home town? The mountains. Mmm. I miss my mountains.

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  27. Congratulations. That is so awesome. It is nice to do such prestigious things in your own town.

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  28. Fantastic about your book and being featured so prominently! Love it.

    I live in Oak Ridge and two of my three sons were born here with the third having been born to me in Europe.

    The two born here in O.R are full of pride about it and our high school is among the nations's best. Now! Hendersonville is well remembered by me as I pass by constantly on the way to see my son who lives in Charlotte all of the time. Now, I will always think of you and smile at you as I go on through.

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  29. My maiden name is Henderson, so there's another awesome fact! :D

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  30. My hometown wasn't terribly exciting when I lived there. In fact, I vowed never to spend more than 3 consecutive days there, unless I have a job. (Otherwise I'm bored out of my mind.) It's a great retirement town though.

    The term hometown always makes me think of Bowling For Soup. Warning, there is a few swearwords in the song.

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  31. Hometown? You mean the town I grew up in? Disneyland.

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  32. Blueville... I'd say the color.... No? ;)

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  33. The mountains. They're a dominant part of our landscape, weekend plans, and even getting and giving directions.

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  34. I am totally going for the home of Johnny Cash as the most awesome between the two. Not many places give us such talents.

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  35. I like the hometown rivalry. Clearly, you won!

    I love Northport Harbor in NY. It's pretty and quaint.

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  36. Ha! I'll show this to my husband as proof I was the winner, Theresa!

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  37. That is so cool that you will be at your hometown library promoting your book! I hope you get to see a lot of the people you know from it and that they will come out and support you and your book writing!

    Gosh, my hometown. Trying to think of something. I'm not going to use the town that I lived in for 7 years, but the hometown I lived in for 15 years. It just was a nice city to live in, great weather, ease and convenience to get to places, and I went to the same high school as Bill Walton (basketball player with UCLA and then Lakers) though he was a few years older than me.

    Good luck on the 17th!

    betty

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  38. Yep, totally counts! :)

    How exciting that you've got a library promo coming up. I am a librarian, though academic and not public, but still, I can appreciate any involvement with a library!

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  39. Both of your of hometowns sound pretty cool- for different reasons. Awesome that you will be part of family night in your hometown. Yeah!

    The best part about my hometown- lots of beautiful parks and the people. :) Brandon Mull (MG writer of Fablehaven series) lived in my town and we road the bus together for a few years. I taught Katie Stevens who was one of the finalists on American Idol a few years ago and she came back to visit the school one day. I will have to think about this questions- because I know there are a few more. :)


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  40. Have fun at the family night at the library Stephanie. You share a town with Johnny Cash, how cool...
    Hugs,
    JB

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  41. the only famous people my high school had was some football player and some nascar driver.

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  42. Your hometown does sound pretty cool!

    I live in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and besides being the home of "Saturday Night Fever" what I like about my hometown (so to speak) is that Bay Ridge still feels like a small town even though it's part of the non-stop freak show called New York City.

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  43. It's surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides and a tiny corner of the United States directly south. :) Cute post!

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  44. Congratulations on being part of your home town library's family night. It's cool that Johnny Cash is from your home town.

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  45. Hey, it's where I live. Well, at least it's just a couple miles down the road.

    Miss that old farm still.

    Huuge Inc started 100 years ago in this very town. Nothing you do on a computer would be the same if they hadn't happened.

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  46. My hometown is in Redondo Beach, California. The Beach...need I say more? lol

    I miss the beach...kinda. I really liked it at night after the sun had set and the sand was cool under my feet. The smells of the ocean and the cool breezes..we just don't have there here in the desert.

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  47. i love it ..
    :)
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  48. I love my home town for so many reasons and the best reason is that my mother lives there :)

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  49. I have got to order your book. It looks awesome. Congrats on being part of family night.

    My hometown used to be famous for the water park, Action Park, which had so many accidents. They just recently brought the park back and all my high school friends and I cringed. Let the accidents resume. lol

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  50. Fun topic :) My hometown is great because we're only 45 minutes away from the big lake (Lake Michigan), and we're also the hometown of several big companies, including Amway lol. But, these businesses have done amazing things for our community, including things like Art Prize, which has become an attraction that draws in people from all over the world :)

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  51. OMG Kelly that sounds awful! Hopefully they've fixed the problems that were causing accidents, assuming they weren't just your typical water park mishaps.

    Finley Jane--We have a lot of arts and culture in Nashville, too, but you have to seek it out here. In some cities (like yours probably) the art comes to you. Here, you have to go find it!

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  52. I think the best thing about my (small) town is the Pumpkinfest we have in October and the way downtown looks all lit up for Christmas.

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  53. It totally counts. :)

    Have fun!

    And the best thing about my hometown is we're known as the Star City and have a big neon star on top of a mountain. It's pretty cool.

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  54. My hometown is the capital of a country. Can you imagine, not much a town, but it is home. I, then, moved to the capital of another country. I call it home, but still it's not a town. :-)

    Love Johnny (Cash, not Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining)

    Greetings from London(town).

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  55. I don't have one, really. Military brat. I've lived here 8 years. Longest by like double I've lived anywhere. I guess I could call this my hometown now...but that just feels wrong.

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  56. It is pretty hard to beat both Cash and Swift. ;)

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  57. Hmmm, let me think... My hometown has an airport and I often go there to write, especially at night.

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  58. That's great, Stephanie! I just talked to someone from Hendersonville the other day, and I still look forward to visiting Nashville one day soon!

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  59. How very cool that you are from Hendersonville, Tennessee!! I loved visiting there growing up...Drakes Creek Park, Old Hickory Lake...and Rivergate Mall!

    My hometown...I still live here. It is home.

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  60. Congrats on your spotlight at Hendersonville Public Library! My town is the best because well, it's where I home. :)

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  61. My hometown is BORING. Yours wins, hands down, if only because of Johnny Cash!! ;)

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  62. I don't think there is much special about my hometown. Maybe that's why I've moved do much!

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  63. That's a great reason that deserves its number one spot. Congratulations, Stephanie.

    Taylor Swift is a gorgeous young lady. It's fun to see her old photo.

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  64. Best thing about my hometown? Parts of it are very pretty. Rock Creek Park extends into my hometown.

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  65. Congrats. I grew up in a small rural town with a "Main St" Community socials were the best.

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  66. Awesome Stephanie--very happy for you.

    Being a military brat who moved lots as a kid, I never was able to connect with a hometown. I really enjoyed my grandparent hometown in rural Arkansas growing up though--everyone seemed to know our family and we were treated like celebs. Fun memories.

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  67. I was born in Welland Ontario which I consider the armpit of the Niagara region. It has the old Canal running right through it but there is much corruption and nothing gets done. Also, way in the past, there was our Mayor that hooked up with a priest(who taught at my high school) and they were taking money from Bingo playing. They got caught literally with their pants down when they picked up 2 hustlers in Buffalo who robbed them and tied them up, nude. We also had a number of men who used the mall restroom as a place to "get together"-yup great town eh? I grew up in the country. It was so quiet, free, really wonderful memories

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  68. Very cool! Like Alex, I was a military brat, so I moved around a lot in my early childhood. Later on we setting in Summerville, SC, and that's where I still live today. It's claim to fame is inventing sweet tea. :-)

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  69. That's awesome. I don't think anyone famous came from my hometown, unless you count the world's best dogsledder.

    Probably the best things are the mountains and the Northern lights.

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