Life in Bainbridge

Published 4:38 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Living in the city limits of Bainbridge on one of the main streets has it pros and cons.

Cons being one will hear emergency sirens each day. My mind wonders who is sick, who has had an accident and is in the need of assistance. We witness the EMS service roar by the house en route to the Emergency Room, fire trucks rushing to the scene of a house fire or automobile accident. Our EMS service is a busy one, and my heart aches each time they are dispatched.

We are the occasional victim to being “rolled,” which apparently is just a symbol and confirmation of parenting a teenager (not that we are due to be rolled by no means).

But the pros completely out weigh the cons.

For the past few weeks I have been quite busy outdoors in our yard, which has over grown and is in need of attention. The sweetest sound I have heard while living in town and being outdoors in the afternoon is the Bainbridge High School Marching Band. Our students are practicing for the holiday parade they will attend soon. What a great sound. If you have not witnessed any of the marching bands’ practice performances, please feel free to sit at the corner of Pine and Camelia streets. I hear them every practice day as they work so hard to be the best in the Boscov Parade on Thanksgiving Day in Philadelphia, Pa.

Applause goes out to Paschal Ward and his Marching Bearcats. What a joy to live smack dab in the middle of town!

Congratulations to all of you, have a safe trip!

Suzi Rush-KraftBainbridge, Ga.