How do the fires affect the social landscape of Pomeroy? How do they change the relationships between neighbors?
Join Date: 10/15/10
Join Date: 06/19/12
Join Date: 07/28/14
Reminds me of the difference between year-round residents of Florida, and the part-timers (snowbirds).
There's an air of entitlement that comes with being a part-time resident. Full-timers are looked upon as caretakers, marking time until the crowds return.
Join Date: 09/22/11
Join Date: 08/13/14
Join Date: 10/20/10
I agree with the insights of others, above. The fires further unsettle the delicate balance of relationships between the permanent residents and the summer folks. The fires seem to illuminate the resentment the townspeople have for the part-timers and also the basic distrust and disregard the summer people have for the permanent residents.
Join Date: 12/03/11
The fires not only highlight the differences between the summer residents and the permanent residents, but also serve as a connecting force between the two. They have to come together to deal with a problem that affects them all (town meetings, fundraiser for the fire department, etc.)
Join Date: 11/14/11
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