I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. This was my original hometown where I spent most of my life until college, but today I consider Hawaii as my home.
My family moved to this small town in Massachusetts when I was three years old. I lived there until I started college. I returned in the summers and during the holidays while in undergraduate school. I moved away to Colorado for graduate school and then to Hawaii, only going back to for visits. My mom and dad sold the house about 10 years or so when they also moved to Hawaii.
My hometown has changed a lot since I grew up there. When I lived there, we only had 2 stoplights in the town. There were about 200 in my graduation class. I can't say what the current population is or how many stoplights there are now but I do remember being quite amazed with the town the last time I was there for a visit.
This is "a picture of a picture" of the house where I grew up. My mom sent me this picture one winter after I moved to Hawaii.
Below are two photos I found on the web of my home town. I originally had them linked to the webpages where I found them but the webpages are no longer active.
The first is the town common in the wintertime. Do you see the big tree to the right of the flag pole? I used to go sliding down that hill when I was little. One winter, I crashed head on into that tree.
The second picture is of the town common in the summer time.