Quaintness…the single most frequent word used to describe Laurel Mountain Borough, a small community in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
How does a resident get this point across in a short description, stated with originality, that will inspire others to visit the community?
First, one must understand what quaintness is. Dictionaries offer three definitions. First, charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way*, having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; **; or pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar***. Second, oddly picturesque, unfamiliar or unusual in character, strange*; unusual or different in character or appearance**; and strange, peculiar or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way***. Finally, cleverly made, artful*; marked by skillful design**; and skillfully or cleverly made ***.
According to these definitions, Laurel Mountain Borough is quaint.
Upon entering the main part of the Borough, through the stone pillars that mark the two entrances to the larger part of the community, the pavement changes from (to continue reading click on: