Mini-post: Pickin’ & Trimmin’
To anyone who grew up in a small town, the atmosphere around The Barbershop in Drexel, NC is warmly familiar. There may not have been bluegrass playing, but there was always a barbershop or a butcher shop or service station where folks tended to gather to shoot the breeze. The topic of conversation was usually trivial, but the sense of community was real.
As small towns shrink and disappear across the country, this breed of business is disappearing with them. Maybe it’s time to reverse the trend and bring back the old fashioned art of “hanging out”.