They brought us over a pamphlet for the James Dean Festival, they asked us where we were from, they spun around in their stools and welcomed us to the simple world that was theirs. This weekend that small town will be something as big as the 24-year-old man who starred in a small string of major motion pictures after being in Hollywood for just 16 months. The town will travel back in time when sipping a Coke from a glass bottle and knowing your neighbors were the simplest, but most fulfilling, pleasures you could find. The people of Fairmount still know their neighbors and that a sip from a glass bottle is the best social hour you could ask for at Giant Bar and Grill.
It may be fall, but more importantly, it’s the best time to love Indiana’s small towns.
[friday] editor/ Small-town scavenger