I learned how to be funny at the Convenience Mart.
I developed a work ethic at Monterey Foods.
I forged relationships across all ages at The Bradley Agency.
I saw Bimbo walk the streets with the stride of a gazelle, uncaring of what we all
thought about him – maybe he knew more than us anyway.
I chuckled as Garland Earley would bring in YET ANOTHER trick or puzzle, smiling and giggling as he walked through the door.
I saw Danny Todd quietly give money to people in need, no fanfare, all humanity.
I witnessed “good people” be bad and “bad people” be good.
I cried, I laughed, I mourned, and I celebrated.
Is it a metropolis? No.
Is it special? Absolutely.
For as long as I can remember, Monterey has held my heart; it always will.