I moved into the Valley in 1996. This isn’t the Valley you’re thinking of, the one from the 80’s that spawned all that terrible “gag me with a spoon” slang jargon. Not that I didn’t love using those nasaly, whiny responses on my mom as a teenager; I did.
The Valley where I live is a small town in the Southern part of Northeastern Ohio. It’s where my husband, The Doc, grew up and his parents before him, and so on. There are a lot of families around here like that. After growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, my move to the Valley was a bit of a culture shock, but as The Doc promised, it’s been an amazing place to live and raise our family.
I teach here in the Valley at the high school my kids attend. Being an outsider (even after all these years) I’ve got an interesting perspective on this place. I hope you enjoy!