I may have alluded to y'all that I watch a bit of television from time to time. (by bit I mean a lot actually...but remember we aren't here to judge... I like to watch my stories... okay...sheesh). Anyway, I seem to love shows that are set in a small town. Inevitably I fall in love with said small town only to find that when I wield my google powers it does not exist.
Hence comes this blog post series.
Fictional towns in which I'd like to live.
First up is the fictional town where Hart of Dixie takes place. The official website for Bluebell can be found here. And the official website for Hart of Dixie can be found here.
If you haven't seen the show it's really cute. It's about a NYC doctor who heads to the south because a man has left her his medical practice in rural small town Alabama. Sort of big city clashes into small town and is trying to fit in.
This fictional town boasts of a mayor's mansion which is a beautiful Southern plantation on an estate with a pond, a carriage house, a gardener's shack, and those hundred year old oak trees that are draped in Spanish moss that hangs down like the perfect accessory.
The "Rammer Jammer" which is the local watering hole, sports bar, restaurant, breakfast place...I think it might be the only place to eat in the whole town. But it has everything, so why would you need another place? The fictional town, that I wish really existed, is located on the bay, so they have a bait shop where you can find fresh seafood. Of course, there is a vegetable stand to boast fresh produce to go with all that fresh seafood. It's one of those towns with a big ole' town square that hosts festivals of all sorts.
Everyone is always gathering in the town square or the town hall walking here and there. I think in towns where there is more walking there are more friends. It's more personable if you're walking because it's harder to ignore your overly friendly neighbor on foot. In a car you can pretend to fidget with the radio.
The people of the town talk in a slow Southern accent, and they drink sweet tea. They call tea without sugar un-tea, which is perfect because that's what it is. They have good manners and are genuinely nice to one another. Then when they don't like one another you know...but you know with good Southern manners and a "bless your heart."
We should all be so lucky to live in a town like Bluebell, Alabama.