Webster - Where... what?


I am sure the people who made the decision to put this wherever you enter the village of Webster, NY meant well.

Surely they had no intention to imply that anywhere else life is so dismal that, well, why go on?

But it turns out, that is precisely what this says.

It's something of a darkly humorous byword among local residents.  "Where do you live?"  "Webster."  "Ah, where life is worth living."  rueful shaking of heads ensues.

Personally, I think it's high time the elders considered a new motto.

Perhaps something that doesn't insult the nearby towns of Ontario, Penfield, Pittsford, Brighton or the City of Rochester.  I, for one, live in the City.  I have no trouble finding the value in going on to the next day, every day.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F