I grew up in a small town in Washington called Allyn. Its only claim to fame, that I know of, comes from the show ‘Dirty Jobs.’ In the episode where Mike Rowe (swoon!) is digging for geoducks. He was digging around waist deep in mud, in my town. (Sadly it was filmed years after I moved away.)
This town is not even big enough to justify a school system. I had to go to school in the nearby town of Belfair. It’s because of this, I consider both Allyn and Belfair my hometown.
The second I graduated from high school, my parents moved out of the house I grew up in, and I never looked back.
I was shocked to find out in college that people knew about Belfair because they grew up vacationing there! I couldn’t believe it. What is there to do in such a small, po-dunk town.
Now, as a mom, I get it. It’s a place people go to unplug, which I daresay, means a whole lot more now, than it did back then!