You might be in Falmouth if....

How do I love Falmouth - let me count the ways;

katherine_lee_foxworthy_544_01I don't think Jeff Foxworthy has ever made it to the hometown of Katharine Lee Bates (the author of America the Beautiful), but we've had some fun spoofing his most famous act.  For Falmouth natives, townies, visitors and newcomers alike, here's some thoughts based on our own version....

You might be in Falmouth if...

  • you know the difference between and New and an Old Silver...
  • you've ever met Bob Ballard, the man who discovered the wreck of the Titanic...
  • you've spent thousands of dollars and hours getting permission from the Town to plant grass on your waterfront property...
  • you know a knob is for more than a door...
  • you've ever seen "Isn't Falmouth Nice!" on more than a blogger's ID...
  • anything from Barnstable makes your Spidey senses tingle...
  • you went to school with a McEvoy.

And you might be from Falmouth if...

  • you know how Gosnold got its name...
  • you cried when Paul's burned and your parents told you who did it...
  • you remember the diner before Betsy's...
  • you've seen classrooms at Falmouth High School without walls...
  • you saw a movie on Main Street...
  • you got Halloween bags and a lesson from Officers Nyari or Ronayne...
  • you know what it means that George "The Boomer" Scott got Lucky...
  • you remember when there was a Doc in Town Hall...
  • you have strong feelings on McDonalds...
  • you know a dinosaur is more than just an animal...and we had one in Town Hall.

Get the hang of it? Feel free to add some of your own, like you might be in Falmouth if...

  • you've heard enough about cranberries...
  • you know why Rte. 151 is Nathan Ellis Highway...you've seen an Oar & Anchor on Main Street...
  • or a Chinese restaurant in an "A" frame building...
  • you've bought a Chevy or 18 holes from a guy named Clauson...
  • you remember the 1st D'Angelo's...
  • you ever ate Mike's Ice Cream...
  • you remember when Kappy's had bowling balls, or groceries....
  • you can list at least two locations for Jack & the Beanstalk other than childrens' books...
  • you remember three Selectmen...
  • and looking back you wonder if Ray was right to sue.

lawrencehs_400_01I remember when  you were in Falmouth if...

  • Davisville had a funeral home and a Fire Station at its end...
  • the fish were biting on the Green Pond Bridge...
  • there was ping pong at the Gus Canty...
  • and pickup baseball at East Falmouth Elementary...
  • Staples was Stop & Shop and we had a real mall...
  • the Heights was at its height and everybody loved it...
  • we wanted the beaches to be open...
  • people knew Mullen & Hall...and Lawrence...
  • one person could influence a vote at Town Meeting just by speaking...
  • there was still a Peg Noonan...and an Arnie Allen...and a Braga Burger.

Falmouth is so rich in history, culture, and local flavor.  That's just a little...

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