My story, Lesson’s takes place in the fictitious community of Coulson. I never specify a state, yet I do mention it is located in the southwest region of the United States.
Lake Havasu City, my hometown, was the inspiration for Coulson. Like Lake Havasu City, Couson is a relatively new community, founded in the mid-1900s, by a wealthy industrialist. Unlike Lake Havasu City, whose founder, Robert McCulloch, only lent his name to our main street, Coulson’s founder gave his name to the entire town. He also stuck around, and raised his family in the fledgling community, unlike Robert McCulloch.