Monday, October 25, 2010

You might live in Ortonville if.....

photos by Steve Pappas
You might live in Ortonville (Ortonville is located in Brandon Township in northern most Oakland County) if you fall asleep to the yip of coyotes and the pre-dawn hoot of great horned owls. You might live in Ortonville if  layers of mud coating your car is the norm. You might live in Ortonville if you burn your fields in the spring and shun the silliness of leaf blowers in the fall. You might live in Ortonville if you dial 911 and firefighters and paramedics- who are also your neighbors - climb out of bed at 2 a.m. to  race to your aid in their personal automobiles.  You might live in Ortonville if going for ice cream means a short trip to Cooks Farm Dairy for world class home made ice cream and a visit with the cows out back. You might live in Ortonville if a small creek that meaders through town and next to the A&W Drive In Restaurant is also your favorite trout stream.  You might live in Ortonville if your bird feeder draws in deer and flocks of wild turkeys. But you most definitely live in the Village of Ortonville if  early on a Saturday morning the downtown coin operated car wash brings a sight such as this! Ortonville, a place where horses are as loved - - and often cleaner than our cars.  I am happy to say, this town is my town.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, not only in Ortonville do we have quarter car washes, we have Quarterhorse car washes.

October 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM 
Blogger Miriam S said...

That is great! I love it!

October 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM 
Anonymous Laurie R said...

Definitely a great place to live!
But, do they clean up the poop after washing the horses?

October 26, 2010 at 1:36 AM 
Blogger Jonathan Schechter said...

To Lauire R--look at the bucket in the right hand corner- YES! clean up occured and a better job than some car owners who make a mess with garbage!

October 26, 2010 at 6:58 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, now this was just too funny!! I happen to live in Ortonville as well and, coincidentally, stopped at that very car wash, in that very stall on Friday evening. Very happy to say that this town, is my town also! Good job Jonathan!

October 26, 2010 at 8:32 AM 
Blogger Sandman said...

I love Ortonville as it is still rural America unlike Clarkston. Eating at the A&W on a Saturday afternoon is something everyone should enjoy.

October 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM 
Anonymous Betty Brennan said...

Maybe I should move to Ortonville. It looks like a great place to live. Keep up the good work Johnathan.

October 28, 2010 at 8:55 AM 

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