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A Few Thoughts on Cooperstown and a "Sense of Place"
Experiencing a sense of place in Cooperstown, New York
A July ice cream social at a church in Cooperstown.

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Every time we visit Cooperstown, N.Y., it is like going home. The irony is, we have never lived in Cooperstown.

Authenticity never grows old, and that is why being in Cooperstown makes us feel right at home. Walking down the tree-lined, toy village-like Main Street, gazing at pristine Otsego Lake from a relaxing wooden bench, chatting with friendly residents at an ice cream social or from a front porch, and marveling at the presence of their proud, old homes lends a welcome sense of place from a previous generation.

When one is intune with something that is special, there is no need to constantly be on the run. No big city, and its constituents of high rises, malls, bars, nightclubs, manufactured housing developments and preoccupation with cell phones, laptops and Palm Pilots could ever match the peace of a village that happily rises with the vibrant, daily country sunrise. Cooperstown is just that place, a village where the big sky allows you to see beyond just buildings and other distractions, thus, creating a clear vision for your own personal dreams.

Peaceful views in Cooperstown NY
Peaceful scene in Cooperstown.

It is always sad leaving a place you love, but knowing it is always there makes one glad to return to one's own community and start looking forward to returning home again.

Turning onto quaint Main Street in Cooperstown, New York
Beautiful Main St. in Cooperstown.

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