I just got off Facebook where I spent a long time browsing pictures of people I know since I was a child. I have not been back to my hometown in years and prior to that I have only really spent a few weeks, maybe months, at a time when I visited so I did not have time to see everybody as much as I wanted to. Being a member of a group on Facebook whose members were born and raised (some are still living) in the same town has its perks. I get updates about my hometown and updates about its people. It is nice to see old faces like the old man who makes the rounds on houses caroling although I cannot help but notice how he needs a new banjo so bad. Or the funny old man who drives a trike who makes everybody laugh with his silly jokes. I also get to see old friends from school and old teachers. The improvements in town, the gossip, some jokes, lots of food that I grew up eating, and people new and old that I met are enough for me to visit the page everyday just to check for new updates. It helps with the homesickness a lot. I am glad for social media and I am also glad for people who are good enough to start a page about my birthplace. It is good to belong.