Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy "Gentile" in Brigham City

[Homer Report] Just pulled up an e-mail from a p.r. firm hawking the Web site

It's a chick site, but different than, says the e-mail. The site for women "combines real voices, content from partners and professional editorial."

Whatever. But there is a Utah angle. A writer by the online name of "Meg Mo" has contributed an
essay on why she and her husband moved from Chicago to Brigham City in 2005. It's part of a regular feature called "Why I Live Here."

No surprise here, I guess, that much of Meg's essay focuses on religion:

Brigham City is the only place I’ve ever lived where religion is actually an issue. In other places, the topic might come up eventually in conversation, but here it’s always one of the first things to pop up. Within a week of moving in to our home, Mormon missionaries came to our door with pamphlets about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or “LDS” as it’s called here).

If you don’t practice some sort of religion, you are definitely in the minority. And my husband and I fall into that category—at least for now.

"At least for now?" I'd call that a big, wide opening for another visit from the elders, Meg!

(Holly Mullen)

1 comment:

  1. What a great--and poignant--article she wrote. I liked her instantly.

    In fact, it made me a little freaky; in an outpouring of empathy, I suddenly wanted to be her friend. I nearly e-mailed her with encouraging words, but I thought better of it. (I am not a creepy stalker.)

    I do hope she makes some acquaintances up there in B.C. She's right; Utah is beautiful, and Brigham City is a gem.

    But being different in a small Utah town can be awfully lonely.


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