Ramona is a lifestyle. It is relaxed. Blue jeans, no ties. Neighbors are concerned for each other. Most people know something about tractors or horses, or know somebody that does. It is easy to be involved in the community, and a lot of fun. The chamber mixers are a bunch of friends getting together. Most kids can be in the parades down Main Street at some point because Mom or Dad is involved in something. Most everyone has an opinion on which roads need fix'in and which ones don't. Ramona has values. We expect to stand and pledge allegiance to our flag and have a prayer at any function. I can honestly say in 22 years traffic has not been a consideration in my life. The community service clubs are active and getting some good things done. The Rotary sponsored 4th of July fireworks event has become a major gathering after 18 years. Kiwanis and Rotary put on the MusicFest event that has become a gathering. My kids frequently say (like tonight) that they have a friend at school that knows who I am. It is very much a traditional American small town like that. Lots of churches have extended families that weave into the fabric of our town.
So, will Ramona be a good place to retire? I'm looking forward to it.