Way back, I mean way back when both this blog and I were much younger, Marilyn and I, the blog and the dogs were on our way through West Virginia on our way to Florida.
As we rolled down 19 we spotted a direction sign that was to direct us to a special small town.
Even though we had traveled thousands of miles in RV’s we were still in the tourist stage of our lives, as opposed to the travelers stage we’re in now. The town’s name was Hookersville and we laughed like hell and carried on to our destination. Later the blog chimed in with its thoughts about the little town.
Here’s what blog of the day had to say:
Hookersville, West Virginia: We’ve seen a hundred different place names so far but this one stands out because this is where Mar and I met. We don’t often tell this story, but it’s true. I was trying to clean up some old student loans and she was in town for a good time. The rest, as they say, is history. Other neat names include Toast, right near Dobson and Bland, Virginia. I’m sure the people of Bland are all good but the town name is a compliment. The place is a Dive!…OK, the story about Hookersville isn’t completely true. They were car loans.
We all have points in our lives we do things we regret forever and Hookersville will always be on my list of things I would do different next time. First of all; we should have gone in to town, maybe met a couple of locals, and asked them what their Hookersville story was.
Later, when blogging I should have mentioned that Hookersville was only 1.4 miles north-east of Muddlety or that while I can’t find out what the population is or whether there are any churches or businesses there but I did learn that FedEx will deliver a parcel to there if you wish.
I also learned that Hookersville ranks at number 9 on The 22 Worst Town Names in the World list.
So if you’re ever rolling down West Virginia 19, when you come to sign for Hookersville please drop in and say Hi for me. And maybe ask them if they got my parcel?
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”