After shopping at Target recently, I realized, long after I got home, that I did not have my purse. As a business owner, I cannot tell you what a disaster this was. Further panic ensued when I remembered that I left it in the cart outside. Taking a chance, I went back to the store in hopes that someone had turned it in.

I should have reminded myself that the majority of people in this town are honest. My purse had been turned in immediately, fully intact, based on what the store employees told me.

I may not be from Bakersfield originally, but I am proud to call this town home. A huge thank-you to the lady that represents what Bakersfield is made of.