July 14, 2008

ode to franklin

While enjoying my morning ritual of coffee and cnn.com, I came across an article that named the best small cities of the US.  Hoping to find the name of a beloved city I've traveled to or grew up around, I continued to click... and click... and click... until lucky number 45 popped up:  Franklin, Tennessee.  Though I've only lived in Tennessee a little over two years, and I don't actually live in Franklin anymore, Franklin is where I moved to initially and where I spent my first year after graduation--in a brand new city, with a brand new job, and dating a brand new boy.  (That's what he looked like when we first started dating.  Not too different from now, but he definitely loved to shave back then... but I like my man with a bit of scruff on his face these days.) 

Needless to say, Franklin will always and regardless hold a special place in my heart.  Here's to you, Franky.   

{Image courtesy of www.historicfranklin.com}

1 comment:

alexandra said...

its definitely a lovely, lovely town.... its actually one of the only cities outside of the west coast (oh, how i love my west coast...) that i think i could actually survive in. it's so charming.