Oklahoma is a landlocked state located above the state of Texas. Our history is that the land prior to statehood used to be Indian territory & cattle trails. Our state tree is the beautiful redbud tree.
I live in a small town in Oklahoma. It's considered a suburb. There are neighborhoods with homes that are 2-4 bedrooms. Some are single level and others are two stories.
People are friendly and wave at one another. However, there is not much interaction between neighbors unless bad weather hits. Oklahoma is in "tornado alley" which the National weather service. Due to the high number of tornadoes we experience. When bad weather strikes everyone turns on the TV set and listens to the news but we also keep one eye on the sky. It is because of this sky watching that the neighbors come out of all our air conditioned & heating homes and begin to talk to one another while watching the sky for signs of tornadoes. I think it must be what people did prior to having TV, iPods, and kindles to entertain them. They had to rely on real interaction with people to learn the latest news, or be entertained by a funny story. In fact bad weather, before or after a storm surveying the damage is sometimes the only real conversation we ever have. Do you have interaction with neighbors where you live? Does it come easily? What things do you find bring you all together?