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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

RV Collectables - Town Names

We RVers have been known to collect all sorts of interesting things in our travels and the smaller and lighter the collectable the less friction on the road (ladies…many of you know exactly what I mean and I’m not talkin’ wind drag here…). Popular memory joggers in our house include photographs, soap, and, of course, yummy consumable food items. Some of my RV friends collect words…bumper stickers, clever church marquee sayings – even unusual vanity license plates. Though I don’t know anyone personally that collects town names, it is intriguing.

I recently came across a piece in Reader’s Digest that caught my eye because the first line mentioned the town of Boring, Oregon. Many years ago I lived in Portland, not too far from Boring, and I know firsthand that here are no greater or fewer number of dull people in the town…but what a name!! Read this fun story written by humor editor Andy Simmons.

Best Town Names

“I was holed up in Boring, Oregon wondering whether I should try someplace different. So I hopped in my car and drove to Why, Arizona, to figure things out. After a few days I found my answer in Whynot, Mississippi: I needed a town with some life to it. I made a beeline for Disco, Tennessee, where I danced so much I wore out my shoes. The next day I headed to Loafers Glory, North Carolina, for a new pair. Afterward I looked sharp enough to take a break in Handsome Eddy, New York. Eddy wasn’t around but I knew where to find him – in Loveladies, New Jersey, where it seemed all the women were trying to get to Husband, Pennsylvania. It was a tough town. One gal told me my romancing needed some work and sent me to Sweet Lips, Tennessee. Heartbroken, I put the car on cruise control and drove to Lonelyville, New York, for a stiff drink. I made a pit stop in The Bottle, Alabama, and finally hit rock bottom in Condemned Bar, California. Not surprisingly, I woke up the next morning in Cranky Corner, Louisiana. I knew that if I continued like this I would be headed straight to…Hell, Michigan. Pulling myself together, I grabbed breakfast in Oatmeal, Texas, lunch in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and dessert in Pie Town, New Mexico. I should have stopped eating after Greasy, Oklahoma, because I was feeling pretty sick by the time I left Lick Skillet, Tennessee. In Brilliant, Ohio, it finally dawned on me – I had to cease my wandering ways. I was parked in Do Stop, Kentucky, took out the map, and chose my new home. I didn’t need Wealthy, Texas, or Fame, West Virginia. I found everything I needed in Happyland, Oklahoma."

Have you been to any of these towns? Any other amusingly named places you’ve been to?? Do tell…I’m Eager, Arizona, to know and will most certainly Jot ‘Em Down, Texas. Who knows, it might just be my own Little Heaven, Delaware.

Happy travels,

Evanne - RV Cooking Show - http://www.rvcookingshow.com/ ...feelin' Carefree, Arizona without a Worry, North Carolina in the world...

2 comments:

Robyn Chilson said...

Very, Very funny! I love it. But they left out PoDunk, Blueballs, and Intercourse, PA!

Teri said...

Well BLOW ME DOWN (Newfoundland, Canada) Only a CRACKPOT (England) a DING DONG (Texas) or and alien from VULCAN (Alberta, Canada) would think up all those names. Some towns are actually NAMELESS (Texas)and should you NEEDMORE (Texas) check out LOONEYVILLE (Texas.) Many small towns don't have internet access but that won't be a problem in HALF.COM (Oregon.) This was an OKAY (Oklahoma) exercise but some may say WHY (Arizona.) I say NOTHING (Arizona.)
PS I used license by including places outside the US- hope I don't get the GUN BARREL (Texas)

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