Recently, we were told that our town is one of the riches towns in the United States. Hubby and I roared with laughter and Evil Twin peed her pants. She had just returned from ringing doorbells trying to sell the knock-off Girl Scout cookies I made. Anything to make a buck. Sheesh.
Yeah. We are rolling in the
Let me explain. I'm sure you've heard the phrase "raised on the wrong side of the tracks"? If not, it basically means you're not rich. Our town has imaginary tracks. A different way to look at it is "old" vs. "new". The "old" part of the town is primarily a bunch of farms, smaller established neighborhoods, and open space with a few rolling hills.
Within the last 20 or so years, a hotel and a business complex popped up and somebody got the vision disease, dreaming about a charter school* is this here country town. The school became a reality. Developments with large homes, large gates, and a golf course joined in the fun, filling out the "new" part of our town. More business appeared but we don't have our own grocery store!
Meanwhile, back on the other side of the tracks, our little neighborhood decided that rather than be annexed to another less-inviting neighboring city, we needed to be a part of this quaint little town with the vision. We were annexed in the 1990's.
The "new" part of the town is where you might possibly find the Jonas Brothers, professional athletes, neurosurgeons, and the rest of the rocket scientists.
Evil Twin reminded me that she is a rocket scientist.
I think this must be because of her experience with the aliens.
We have people drive through our neighborhood quite often looking for homes and lots for sale. Last year, a lady stopped me while I was working in the yard, badgering me with questions. She was rude. It's like she was getting mad at me because I couldn't tell her what she wanted to hear. Evil Twin finally gave her the stink eye and she quickly wrapped up her inquiries. Ahem.
We like our little neighborhood, with our retirees and their RV's, and a few playful little tykes to keep us young at heart.
We think you might be from the wrong side of the tracks, Rude Lady.
*In Texas: A charter school is a type of public school usually developed by a local community. Charter schools provide education through a "charter," which is a type of contract granted by a chartering entity such as the State Board of Education or the board of trustees of an independent school district. The purposes of charter schools are to: (1) improve student learning; (2) increase the choice of learning opportunities within the public school system; (3) create professional opportunities that will attract new teachers to the public school system; (4) establish a new form of accountability for public schools; and (5) encourage different and innovative learning methods. Our local school teaches an International Baccalaureate program.