WV Living Magazine Editor Lori Reiland

WV Living Magazine Editor Lori Reiland

Editor’s Message October 2021

This summer I had the luxury of spending a while in an iconic small town in Wyoming. I found living there peaceful, charming, friendly, and overall, a less stressful way of life. It reminded me of life at Westbrook Village, which differs from other neighborhoods across the Valley. Here are my thoughts on lessons learned from a small town–and Westbrook Village too!

  1. In a small town, folks watch out for one another and lend a helping hand when they can.
  2. You always return the shopping cart in a small town. Everyone is watching what you do.
  3. You will get lots of advice on where to go and where not to go. You don’t have to take it.
  4. If someone gives good service, you pass their name on to newcomers. If they give lousy service, everyone knows it.
  5. If there is a charitable function going on, everyone supports it. It really doesn’t matter what the cause is– if it is helping somebody.
  6. Everyone knows your name immediately and you can’t remember who the heck they are until after a couple of meetings.
  7. You support your local businesses because if you don’t there won’t be a local grocery store, florist, pharmacy, or restaurant.
  8. If it is haying season and you don’t have enough help, your neighbor or friend will help you.
  9. If you hear someone talking bad about another person, watch your back, you are probably next.
  10. You always drive the speed limit because if not, the local sheriff is going to get you. Plus, there is no traffic, so why be in a hurry?
  11. If you are kind to others, they will be kind to you.

So, let’s keep showing kindness, supporting one another in everything, and continuing to make Westbrook Village the best neighborhood in the Valley!

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