Missouri Autumns are unlike any other.
Liberty is beautiful in the Fall. The vibrant reds, and yellows of the maple trees frame the extraordinary architecture of the old historic buildings around town.
It's a time for Festivals, Homecoming Parade, College Football, Pumpkins, and warm spicy aromatic cider.
Yes, Fall is one of my favorite of the seasons.
I've talked about my little town before and how it resembles the notorious "May berry." The kind of town where everyone knows everyone. The downtown especially could be mistaken for "May berry."
I've also talked about how towns like Liberty are struggling. It's so sad.
I get to see a front row seat on most everything that happens downtown, since the shop is there. I've noticed people aren't visiting as often as they were.The shop hasn't been as busy and sometimes it looks like a ghost town. If it weren't the County Seat you would probably see even less traffic.
Could this be the future staring me in the eye?
What do I think has changed? I'm not sure. I know that it's not just one or two things that have slowed the downtown traffic. I also know it's not something that has happened over night. It's been a gradual slow down that's kind of creeped in. It's a combination of lots of things and not limited to any particular one.
What does the future hold for small little boutiques like myself:(? I'm not sure.
They say things come in cycles and I do believe it. I wonder how long this cycle will last? I wonder if I will still be here? I wonder?
Something to think about anyway.
And even though it's sad, it's things that make my life a little more interesting.
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)