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C'est la Vie: The Best Things are Small

If you live in Littleton, you no doubt know about Western Welcome Week. My husband commented tonight that it is a bizarre name, but I think it speaks to the down-home charm of our town and the celebration of life in the west. And of course, by the time we left this evening's festivities he was boasting to our daughter that, "We live in the best city in the country." I concur.

Small towns, small packages, small cars... small is IN. It's why, as I sit back and reflect on a great family night out at Geneva Park (complete with an orchestral concert and canoe rides), I am thankful for where we live. The city has it's own energy and commodities that small towns will never have, and that's fine with me. We are close enough to enjoy all of the perks of the city while still feeling like we know our community. And community and culture is what Western Welcome Week is all about.

Speaking of other small things, our kids' favorite part of the night was panning for gold! They were able to find "fools gold" in the make-shift river and they are still examining it as we speak! Each tiny nugget is a treasure and a memory that will last for years to come. The event is in it's 82nd year, so I am sure this is just the first of many years we will be taking our children. Maybe someday they will take their children. And that is what tradition is all about - and the reason why I hope you'll find these treasures right here in Littleton or wherever you call home!

What are your favorite local, home-town traditions and events?

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