Billings isn't exactly a huge metropolis, but it has more than 30 times the population of the town where I grew up. When I was driving through Joliet a couple of days ago, I saw signs for a Fall Festival this weekend and it brought back some great memories for me.

Most small town dwellers will tell you "Everybody knows everybody." That doesn't always work in your favor. Like when I was about 13 and decided to take a puff of a cigarette in public. My mom got about five phone calls telling on me before I ever made it home.

For the most part though, that tight-knit community feeling is a wonderful thing; especially when they decide to gather for an event.

Have a great time this Saturday!