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Old 08-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #21
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I dunno, but inbreeding would explain some of the ugly kids in one little town in Ohio!

Hey! I resemble that!

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Old 08-27-2007, 03:01 PM   #22
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Those darn Patels...they are just everywhere!
I went to North Carolina in my early 20's....about 10 years ago and just remember getting a lot of strange looks. This cute little boy in the Piggly Wiggly asked me if I was always tanned!
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:56 PM   #23
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I live in a small town...less than 800 people, or about 200 households. I prefer it this way, though if I didn't work for myself (when I was employed), good paying jobs would be hard to come by unless you were willing to do a long commute (early on I had a 1hr 45min commute each way and it was a big motivation to be self employed).

I wouldn't raise kids any other way(currently have 4 under 11), but later in life I could see the benefit of perhaps living closer to "things" though its unlikely that I would ever sell the place(farm) I have now unless forced to.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #24
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Not to worry, Citrine. There would be at least one other Indian family there. Named Patel and running the local motel. Their daughter would be valedictorian of the high school.

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How true! My old company sold products to several motels in various towns in MS and almost all were managed by a Patel. I kid you not.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #25
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I think I live in a city of 250,000, but judging by some posts maybe it's a small town. Having grown up on a farm 2 miles from our nearest neighbour and 6 miles from a village of 150 (people, not thousand) I find my city as large as I want.

And to answer questions posed in other threads:

1: Anybody Remember Party Line Telephones?, partyline on our farm ended in 1973.

2: did daddy ever buy you a pony?
No, but his mare produced a foal for each of us. We were expected to use it to check the crops/cattle/general transportation. Oh, we also had to look after the stock.

Interesting the differences in life experience that RE's have based on place of birth.
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Interesting the differences in life experience that RE's have based on place of birth.
The burbs - God Bless Levittown and all the modern burbs which followed.

Think Happy Days the movie. Don't make to Sonic that much anymore.

heh heh heh - Under one hour gets me to the Big City - Kansas City that is!
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heh heh heh - Under one hour gets me to the Big City - Kansas City that is!
I think that is the best of all worlds, living in a smaller town, but close enough to a metro area to be able to take advantage of it's charms (eateries, malls, stores, brewpubs). Not sure what I would do without a regular trip to Costco...
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Oooooo - this almost sounds like where I grew up. Pleasant Grove, CA. K-8 elementary. 13 kids in my 8th grade class. One Jewish family, one large Mormon family, TWO black families, one Indian (Asian Indian) family, 2-5 Mexican families, rest of us generic RC or Protestant families. Wealthy farmers kids played with the trashy ones - after all, we have all known each other since kindergarten. Churches in other towns. No bar. No downtown. One dinky little "general store" that had a kitchen on the main floor and foosball upstairs. Lots of rice fields. Three similar elementary schools feed into one high school 17 miles away - located in the middle of the three regions (there is a blinking up there on 99 about half a mile from the high school!) The post office was the size of a small bedroom made from cinderblocks. We did have a local ceramic shop

Don't miss it at all! Probably why I am a geek, yet social butterfly! (had time to kill reading but was involved in anything that got me out!)
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I dunno, but inbreeding would explain some of the ugly kids in one little town in Ohio!
We have a joke about a neighboring small town that goes like this:

Why are murders so hard to solve in ________?

Because everyone has the same DNA, and there are no dental records.
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