The benefits of living in a small town
This is the last episode of this series 😭 I hate goodbyes but I hope you have learnt something about my hometown. Please do visit soon.
I have lived in Marondera ever since l was a toddler and I attended both junior school and high school in Marondera. If Marondera had a university for humanities I would have graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from Marondera.
Ecclesiastes chapter 3 reminds me that there is a time for everything. There was a time that Marondera did not have a food court and if you wanted fast food you had to travel to Harare. During that time pizza, fries and fried chicken were treated like gold. When Simbisa brands opened its food court in Marondera the town was elated and people would walk to the food court. When I was in high school when people travelled for sports they would return to the hostel with warm fast food.
The Marondera Children’s library which is run by the Municipality of Marondera is one of my favourite places. The library was my little heaven and I remember walking to the library with my sister and mother. I used to renew my membership every year and borrow a book every fort night. That tiny building turned me into a book worm and a creative.
Marondera is as good as a community, everyone knows everyone. It is a community where people look out for each other and have become family. It is easy to ask for directions in Marondera , if someone tells you to meet at the hopsital they are referring Marondera provincial hospital. If people were renting some space in a building and they decide to move you will bump into them or someone will direct you to their new station.
What are some of the lessons that you learnt from this series ?