16 Things People From Cornwall, NY Can All Relate To
Start writing a post
Student Life

16 Things People From Cornwall, NY Can All Relate To

The small town's quirks

218
16 Things People From Cornwall, NY Can All Relate To
Bethany Doyle

I am from Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, part of Cornwall, NY, a suburban town in the lower Hudson Valley Region of New York. Like all small towns, it has its own little quirks that make it Cornwall.

1. You will likely be bored after returning from college

Because nothing ever happens in Cornwall, ever, except for when the mill burns down.

2. If you want to meet up with people from high school, whether or not you plan it, you will usually find someone at 2 Alices.

In a town that does not even have Starbucks, 2 Alices really is the only nice place to hang out, but with Trivia Night on Thursdays and delicious coffee, it is quite a nice place.

3. If you go to a SUNY school, then there are bound to be multiple other Cornwall alums there.

Because most people who graduate from Cornwall Central High Schools take advantage of New York’s state school system.

4. But if you leave the Northeast, then you will be able to completely reinvent yourself.

I go to a small private Christian liberal arts school in Illinois. No one knew me, and I went from introducing myself as “Bethany” to “Beth”.

5. You end up taking the beautiful landscape around you for granted.

There are many houses in Cornwall that are close enough to the mountains and woods that the inhabitants need only to walk out their doors to go for a hike. It is very easy to get used to the landscape.

6. But once you leave, you will actually appreciate the landscape you grew up in.

Because it is beautiful compared to many other places.

7. You mourned the winter when Cornwall schools got a new superintendent from Buffalo.

Because you were the only district to have school when it snowed, but he learned soon enough what the people from downstate New York expected from snow.

8. The River is the only place to ever take prom pictures. Ever.

So the normally deserted Shore Road gets horrible traffic on prom nights.

9. If you played sports in high school, then Ken Cashman likely knows who you are, and you were in the Cornwall Local at least once.

Because sports were the easy way to end up in the Cornwall local.

10. You lived close enough to New York City to call it “The City”

Which made people not from the area think you were cool

11. But if you went to college closer to another major metropolitan area, you realized that saying you were from an hour outside the city with no other context made no sense.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F07%2F636194210236498500770009963_ec9e2c555de8a946dc07079d36b98600.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=68&h=9913ad9554bf118dfe7877be7b4e3a2347ac02261a46fe0bd69ae1499f1be9e5&size=980x&c=2194162099 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F07%252F636194210236498500770009963_ec9e2c555de8a946dc07079d36b98600.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D68%26h%3D9913ad9554bf118dfe7877be7b4e3a2347ac02261a46fe0bd69ae1499f1be9e5%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2194162099%22%7D" expand=1]

If I say I’m going to the city the area of Illinois I attend college in, people assume I’m going to Chicago.

12. Like the landscape around you, you probably took having three awesome pizza places in the town for granted.

If Prima was crowded, then you could always go to Village or Leo’s.

13. Until you moved away and found nothing compares to New York pizza

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F07%2F6361942112291055841753235834_Dr.-Who.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=1013&h=64e9d81dd7a23e83b2977b05cba7c651985b3e431e3d8d10a757fb3914d264b3&size=980x&c=408084708 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F07%252F6361942112291055841753235834_Dr.-Who.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D1013%26h%3D64e9d81dd7a23e83b2977b05cba7c651985b3e431e3d8d10a757fb3914d264b3%26size%3D980x%26c%3D408084708%22%7D" expand=1]

Chicago deep-dish pizza is casserole. Casserole!

14. If you attended Cornwall Central High School, then you should have a good sense of direction

Because the layout of that building makes no sense and is smack dab in the middle of nowhere. However, I still get lost easily.

15. You froze walking from the tundra of the high school parking lot to the actual building entrance in the winters.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F07%2F636194212320208630298526977_VWmKV.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=316&h=731189e9cde5c7fbc2adfac0eba62bca64dc2e626c63787588fee1803c671b74&size=980x&c=1715438489 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F07%252F636194212320208630298526977_VWmKV.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D316%26h%3D731189e9cde5c7fbc2adfac0eba62bca64dc2e626c63787588fee1803c671b74%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1715438489%22%7D" expand=1]

Why is that parking lot so far away from the building?

16. You never had a good reason to go to the Ball Drop in Times Square.

When the town itself had a ball drop

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
What College Girls Remember from their Summers as a Kid

Yes, summer is almost here.. so what should we remember

Keep Reading... Show less
The 100 Things Millennials have ruined: A Comprehensive List
http://www.factandmyth.com/the-middle-class/are-mi...

Millennials: the generation everyone loves to hate. The babies of 1980 to 1995 take a lot of heat. I mean, we inherited a crashed economy, earn stagnant wages, live with crippling student loan debt, and try to enact change in a rigged system but our affinity for avocado toast and use of technology has wrecked society as we know it! As a tail end millennial, I wanted to know what I was ruining and, like any other annoying millennial would, I did some research. I scoured the internet, read online newspapers and scrolled through every listicle I could find. So, in case you needed another reason to resent the millennial in your life, here are the 100 industries we've killed, things we've ruined or concepts we've destroyed.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

This month, Odyssey brings about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community.

9652
Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

It's no secret that even in 2018 our country still struggles with discrimination of all kinds. Society labels individuals by the color of their skin, heritage, religion, sexuality, gender, size, and political beliefs. You are either privileged or you're not. However, here's the thing, anxiety doesn't care about your privilege. Anxiety doesn't discriminate.

Keep Reading... Show less
College Boy Charm is Real and it's Very Sexy
Disney

After surviving a year of college and watching "Clueless" countless times, I've come to the conclusion that college boy charm is very much a real thing and it's very very attractive. It's easiest explained through Paul Rudd's character, Josh, in "Clueless". The boy who has a grip on his life and is totally charming. In this article, I will list the qualities of a specimen with College Boy Charm, to help you identify him at your next party or other social events.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?

As Tik-Tokers rise to fame, do their 'copy-cat' dances deserve the clout?

6978
Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?
https://pixabay.com/photos/tiktok-social-media-app-tik-tok-5323007/

Oh, the wonders of social media. Trends come and go just as quick as a story on Instagram, everyone posting for their shot at fifteen minutes of fame, and the ever growing following of a new type of celebrity- social media influencers and content creators. Everyone who owns a smartphone probably has Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and now Tik-Tok, as it's growing to be a major social media platform for teenagers and young adults. Tik Tok became popular in the United States in late 2019 and since then has grown a considerable amount. Personally, I was one to make fun of Tik-Tok and say it was a dumb app like Musical.ly or Triller, and now months later, I spend more time on it than I do on Instagram.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments