North Carolina, you're quite the multifaceted ol' gal, aren't you? All beautiful and grown in your wrinkled old age. I love these parts of you with sentimental tenderness. You've come a long, long way.
For those of you who haven't had the joy, nay, pleasure of visiting Oxford, N.C., you really, really should get out there. There's not a lot to do but there sure is a lot to take in!
Their history is like many other cities in N.C.: a crippled textile industry (though Revlon's home base is there), a cultural mentality of if it ain't broke don't fix it as is seen by its vibrant historic district, and a group of locals who, most importantly, love each other regardless of blood relation. Oxford is a place where it's easy to see the America Norman Rockwell did. The segregation is gone and love remains.
There's a whole lot more over at:Channel Norman Rockwell's ghost in Oxford, N.C. | Wayfaring Tech Nomad.