When my husband and I moved back to Little Falls after I finished college, we were new parents with an infant son. What a lonely time. I knew of no groups that we could join with our son. We had two more children within the next few years, but still there didn’t seem to be any place to socialize with our children in tow. When our kids started school, we had an opportunity to meet other parents and get involved with the school’s social milieu.
Now our kids are finished with school and we are no longer engaged with that social scene. If we want to socialize in Little Falls, we’ve got our choice of going to a bar or church, neither of which appeals to us. In thinking about how the town is structured, the best places to run into people are at Walmart or Coborn’s, or maybe the post office, but these are hit-or-miss locations for seeing friends and they’re not conducive to hanging out for more than a few minutes.
Perhaps I’ve missed something in all my years of living in Little Falls, but where are the opportunities to socialize? Where do you hang out with friends? How do you manage to network or meet new people in town?