When I was growing up in Greensburg, Indiana, there used to be a sign on the interstate boldly proclaiming that Greensburg was, “Your Destination between Destinations!” Apologies to whomever wrote the slogan, but I always thought that it was hilarious and just a little sad. Think about it- according to the sign Greensburg isn't where you started and it isn't where you want to end up; it is right in the middle. The sign might as well have read, “Greensburg- a great place to stop and pee!”
When I went away to college, I let that sign determine how I viewed my hometown. I thought of it as just someplace out in the middle of nowhere- someplace where you didn't really have a reason to stop. (Unless, of course, you counted the tree in the sky- and why exactly was there a tree in the sky???) But now that I am older, I realize that our little hamlet in the middle of nowhere is actually a decent little city in the middle of somewhere- and not a bad place to live, either.
My husband and I recently decided to move back to Greensburg after being away for 17 years. It seems that when we were away growing up ourselves, Greensburg grew up a little bit, as well. We have additional restaurants now, and our very own movie theater! (Hey, that may not seem like a big deal to you, but talk to the people who dated in the 80’s and 90’s- a theater and more restaurant choices are welcome additions to the City!)
I want other people to see Greensburg the way that I see it now- full of traditions and potential for the future. I will be writing this blog to share my new found knowledge and respect for my hometown. I will be covering some of the traditional events that have happened for years, as well as some of the new opportunities that have become available. I don’t think that Greensburg is your “destination between destinations”. Instead, I think it can be just “THE Destination.” And lucky for me, it is once again simply “home.”