You walk out your four bedroom house onto your quiet street, with all but one little soccer mom van driving down. the soccer mom waves to you, and instinct forces to wave back, because that happens to be your mom's best friend, your math teacher's sister, and of course, exboyfriend or girlfriend's mom. Welcome to Verona, NJ, population 14,500 people.
This is a town were everyone is realated, everyone knows eachother, and even if you haven't met a person, you know EVERYTHING about them. In this town, the population is 75% white, italian, irish; 13% asian 5% black 2% spanish/hispanic 5% indian. Basically everyone is Catholic, going to Our Lady of the Lake or Saint Catherine's. This town would be nothing without Bloomfield Avenue, the heart of Verona.
The youth of Verona keeps the town in tact. The town is broken up into four parts by elementry school, Forest, Brookdale, Laning, and FN Brown. Forest and Brookdale tend to be close, same with Laning and FN Brown. After graduating elementry school, the best years of your life, you go to the middle school. Henry B Whitehorne is known as some of the WORST years of your life. Some of the well-known teachers make those years good, but usually the bad teachers outnumber them. And the principal will make your years a living hell. In middle school, everyone comes together and loose their elementry cliques. From 6th to 8th grade, you hang out at Cinema 23, and meet the kids from Cedar Grove, our neighboring town.
Once your days at HBW are over, you head on down to the High School, Verona High School. This is when your real life starts. Parties every weekend, drinks included. Most kids choose to get high and drink at Split and Lookout, but some kids. who'se unaware parents like to leave them home alone, choose to throw their own parties and drink the entire stock of their parents alcohol. By high school, you loose touch with CG and become close friends with the grades above you. As a freshman, you are mostly picked on by the Juniors and Seniors, and some upperclassmen take advantage of these freshman, trying to "get with them" on weekends. MDW and Prom weekend hold the record for the most passouts and blackouts.
Verona football games are the most notortious events of the school year. Kids tailgate at the pool parking lot and other places and then head over to the Verona football field to scream their drunk butts off at the opposing team. Verona kids who do this are know as those who "rule the bleachers" Freshman stand at the bottom and are slaves to the uppper classmen who sit at the top. They fetch water and gatorade and then get sun flower seeds and drinks spit out at them.
After high school is long over, kids go off to nothing special colleges to go on to become teachers and community workers. They eventually migrate back to Verona where they repeat the circle of Verona life with their "out of town" spouses. Then their kids live out the same miserable life as their parents did.
Verona is a nothing special suburb where there is most drama than your average suburban town and more wannabe Guidos than the Jersey shore, which is a second home to many Verona families. If you ever consider going to Verona, do not:
1. Trust the first people you meet.
2. Lurk everyone on Facebook/Myspace
3. Make your self seem badass to "fit in"
4. Be fake
5. Take obscure pictures of your self, mainly chest area, for you will only be judged even worse.
Welcome to Verona, where you will be judged worse than Simon Cowell on American Idol...
"Hey man, what are you doing Friday night?"
"I was thinking about going to Spilt, you coming?"
"Hell yes, i plan on getting totally wasted before tomorrow's Verona football game"
"I hope no beat freshman come"
"You know bro."
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