I’m seriously considering putting up a new page on this website–a blog featuring my fictional town of River’s Edge, Indiana. A place where readers, writers, and small town aficionados can come and share ideas and pictures and stories relating to small town life. Do you live in a small town? Were you raised in a small town? Do you wish you lived in a small town? Want to share your experiences?
I would be able to share more about River’s Edge, the townsfolk, and the history. Who would like to know Mac Mackenzie’s journey? How about what life was like when Donal and Maggie Flaherty immigrated from Ireland? Maybe some stories about the Flaherty boys and the Lange brothers growing up on the river? Aidan’s teenage days on the showboat? Megan, Holly, and Tierney’s life as little girls in that river town? Who broke Dot Higgins’s heart? Stories about Noah Barker and the Langes or Paula Meadows? Recipes from Mac’s Riverside Diner or Holly’s Tea Leaf Cafe? Maybe even Hutchin’s House tavern’s chili recipe?
Also, maybe I we could have some conversations about the real-life towns on the Ohio River? Madison? Vevay? Rising Sun? The Southern Indiana Wine Trail? Clifty Falls State Park? The Falls of the Ohio? Lewis and Clark? The Madison Regatta? And of course all things wine! There’s wonderful history, culture, and fascinating places to visit and see along the mighty Ohio River.
Just tossing it out there… talk to me.