I wasn’t born in Townsend, but I got here as quick as I could.

A Love Story by Hank Dye

Townsend Resident Since 2011. Retired.

Shortly after I moved permanently to Townsend seven years ago, I saw those words on a bumper sticker in the library parking lot. I immediately claimed them for my own because it did then and still does sum up my feelings for my adopted home place.

It’s the perfect line for us newcomers. It acknowledges that we aren’t from around here, but lets everyo