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Old 06-21-2007, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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That Toledo thing is..
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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I see you have been indoctrinated. I like having a yard, and I liked it even more when the kids were small and I didn't have to take them to the park for them to be able to play outside when I needed to work in the house.
Just curious, but what has this person been "indoctrinated" in? The idea that it's better to share recreational land rather than divide it up for individual use?
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Default How could I forget...

Thunder over Louisville and the Derby Festival!
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:51 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the south
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.....nothing!
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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Default Some of us have some common sense

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..the thing that makes you most proud, not general culture.
Not feeling too proud of my city tonight.

Yet, I know there are many good people 'Somewhere' in the urban sprawl.

Growing up in Atlanta--people were very friendly and open--'Thought of others' before themselves.

'Gracious', as my mother would say.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:27 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Just curious, but what has this person been "indoctrinated" in? The idea that it's better to share recreational land rather than divide it up for individual use?
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Who needs yards when you have over 200 named peaks, and world reknown indoor and outdor facilities in your own neighborhood, and just down the road is Denver.
Something tells me this person has no experience raising children, to say "who needs yards". When my kids were little, I liked having a place for them to play safely, while I worked in the house. If you don't have a yard, you have to take them to a park. And parents of little children are not doing much mountain climbing, at least not on a daily basis. Plus, I enjoy having a garden and growing some of my own food, and eating dinner outside w/o having to cart it a couple miles to a park.

I like parks, too. But can't we have both?
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Carthage,MO hosts the annual Marion Days Festival the 1st weekend in August. This is a gathering for Catholic Vietnamese people, with religious significance. It is held on the campus of a seminary for Vietnamese priests. Families come from all over the country to worship, and meet up with other friends and family members. There is a message board for people trying to find others. Churches from other states come and set up food tents. Famous Vietnamese singers hold concerts. Kids in other states steal cars sometimes just to get here. The surprising thing is that we sometimes have 60,000 Vietnamese visiting, in a town that usually numbers 13,000. Carthage basically has 2 groups-Caucasian and Hispanic. Until Marion Days arrives. Local churches of all denominations help by distributing free bottled water, and using their buses to ferry people to Wal-mart and back. Lots of locals take advantage of this to try authentic Vietnamese food. There have been rumors in the past of the Pope visiting. Who knows....?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:56 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Louisville, CO has Friday night street fairs in the summer. It's a great way to meet up with your neighbors. There is a band/vocal group, beer sales, and a sort of "flea market". We also have the 2nd biggest Labor Day parade in Colorado, along with the entire Labor Day Weekend Fall Festival. On Saturday of Labor Day weekend there is a pet parade for kids under 12. On the 4th of July, there is a big festival in the park. I know this isn't unique, but the city council cooks the hot dogs and brats, and they are free!

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