Hello from New Jersey and thanks to Annette for inviting me to contribute today.
And then I went to college (Washington University in St. Louis). At the time I was there, do you know what state had the highest percentage of students attending the University? New York and New Jersey. Welcome home!
Yes, New Jersey has some very strange laws, and not being allowed to pump your own gas is only one of them. Some other beauties are: It is against the law for a man to knit during fishing season; if you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for a personalized license plate; you may not slurp your soup; and it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon. Bernards Township is a “frown-free town zone” and in Trenton, you may not consume pickles on Sundays.
As much as I loved college, I did miss home, and was very happy to settle here after college. I’ve remained here and am now raising my family in New Jersey. As an adult, I’ve learned to appreciate things about New Jersey that as a child and teenager I was never able to do. The entire state is not the Garden State Parkway or the NJ Turnpike; there are beautiful beaches, farmlands and mountains. There are museums, restaurants, symphonies, theater. There are quaint towns with abundant history and antiques. There are larger cities with their own rhythm and things to do. There are plenty of opportunities to do good and to help others. And of course, there is shopping!
Jennifer Wilck’s first romance, A Heart of Little Faith, can be purchased from www.whiskeycreekpress.com Visit her website www.jenniferwilck.com and her Fried Oreos blog www.jenniferwilck.wordpress.com or Heroines With Hearts blog www.heroineswithhearts.blogspot.com also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wilck/201342863240160