Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

We might not have as many different nationalities here in Northeast Oklahoma as they do in New York or California, but we definitely have a melting pot of cultures and personalities.

In the eight months Iíve lived here Iíve met engineers, scientists, rescue workers, police, judges, political figures, professionals, and hard working cowboys and farmers.

Iíve met some of the nicest people in the world and also some not so nice people.

Iíve met people who like to get out and have a lot of fun and people who prefer to stay home and watch the grass grow.

And people who want to see Grove and Grand Lake prosper and grow and others who say ďWhoaÖput the brakes on, Grove is big enough.Ē

Iíve met people from California, Texas, New York, Florida, Arizona, Chicago, to list a few, plus all the neighboring states, and those are the people who have moved here. Not to mention the people just traveling through.

Iíve been told that 17,000 cars drive through the intersection of Third and Main everyday. Imagine if a majority of them stop to get something to eat and chat for a little while. Just think of all you could learn if you could just sit in a coffee house and visit with them each day. Pour all that information and influence into a pot with all the other input from the people already here and how do you know whatís true and whatís not? Havenít you heard about the rumor mill in Grove? If someone says it, I must be true?

Of course, I would say, grab a Grove Sun because I know we wonít print hearsay or rumors.

If not, at the very least, donít assume everything you hear is true.

Which of the above cultures or personalities are you? I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to email me at or post your thoughts on The Grove Sun Facebook page.