Posted 5 years ago on June 17, 2012, 9:17 a.m. EST by Riley2011
from New Britain, CT
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I wanted to say something from the heart. I do not know if anyone lives in small town America. I do. Today, I had a chance to go to the local coffee house and on my way, I slowed down and looked at the sheer number of houses for sale. It is a nice town, really, where I live, right outside of New Britain, CT Kids ride bikes and there are concerts on the green, etc. For the first time, i have noticed something different that I had not noticed at all, even when the recession really hit us. Emptiness, pure and simple. A number of homes have no sign, but the grass is high and junk is laying around the property. So, if we are out of the recession, is this only my town that this is happening to? I feel that things are getting worse. We went out for a rare dinner last night...the family restaurant/national chain, average price for a dish? 16.00. Ridiculous. Food prices? My shopping cart total is going up, not down... How is it going in your neck of the woods? We are staring to look more like Europe (economically)where I live...