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Old 02-26-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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just wanted to know from born and raised southerners
cause it seems evrybodys moving to the south these days
where are you moving or are you still staying in your hometown and hope that alot of the transplants will finally go back home
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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sadly, the transplants are all going back home so we have to make them welcomed. There are some, like many professional blacks whose families were from the south and they see it as the mecca to return because they can afford homes, there is exploding job opportunities and many of the old south issues are gone. The rest are retires whom we like and people moving to the suburban areas of big cities like ATL, Charlotte, Raliegh during.

we have to embrace change but keep our values intact
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Well, I was born and raised in the south, but am a transplant where I live now. I don't really plan on moving, although I do miss TN sometimes. I know not everyone in my town/area will move "back home" and if that happened, we'd almost have a ghost town.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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Born and raised in Mississippi, now live as far south as you can get without being in the Gulf of Mexico. It's odd suddenly seeing all these Michiganers and Nebraskans in Gulfport (seriously, has the entire population of Detroit moved to South MS?). I do hope that all together we can make a good thing even better.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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I always wondered if there were any towns up north in which southerners have flocked to? You know, maybe a town in upstate NY where everyone's from the South and they have Dale Jr. bumper stickers, 4 wheelers, hunting dogs, and they eat grits with sausage gravy and listen to Bocephus.

Just a thought based on the northern exodus into my area (NC). I'm just pokin' fun at all the transplants, no hard feelings.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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I always wondered if there were any towns up north in which southerners have flocked to? You know, maybe a town in upstate NY where everyone's from the South and they have Dale Jr. bumper stickers, 4 wheelers, hunting dogs, and they eat grits with sausage gravy and listen to Bocephus.

Just a thought based on the northern exodus into my area (NC). I'm just pokin' fun at all the transplants, no hard feelings.

I can tell you from experience that most Metro-Detroiters are from the 'south'. (W.Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi)
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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I always wondered if there were any towns up north in which southerners have flocked to? You know, maybe a town in upstate NY where everyone's from the South and they have Dale Jr. bumper stickers, 4 wheelers, hunting dogs, and they eat grits with sausage gravy and listen to Bocephus.

Just a thought based on the northern exodus into my area (NC). I'm just pokin' fun at all the transplants, no hard feelings.
lol that would be pretty cool
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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I can tell you from experience that most Metro-Detroiters are from the 'south'. (W.Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi)
wow why detroit i dont get that
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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wow why detroit i dont get that
Auto manufacturing jobs. Lots and lots of people 'immigrated' to the metro-Detroit region and typically retire back to where they came from. (da south)

People nowadays are second or third generations 'removed' from the 'south', but still have strong roots (family and friends) there still.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I know that many years ago, lots of southerners moved to places like Chicago...or to the steel mill areas. There just wasn't a lot of industry in the south at the time to keep them here. But times and things change so I doubt there's been a big South-to-North exodus in recent years. (But it would be fun to see a diner in the north having grits and sausage gravy with biscuits!)
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