It isn’t the walls or the shingles.
Or even the carpeted floors,
It isn’t the knotty-pine cupboards
Or even the backyard or fence;
It isn’t the lawn–there was not one,
Nor the carport or ample garage,
It isn’t the way that it’s laid out,
If I were designing, I think I’d do more.
What it is, is where it’s located,
Near my son and his family close-by,
It’s a town that seems quite old fashioned
and laid-back by modern day standards.
It isn’t the best or the finest,
but what it is, it suits us quite well,
I knew from the moment I saw it
That this was the place we’d call home.
Sandra Lee Smith/December, 2008