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Old 09-11-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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Fathers Day cats sound wonderful! We should seriously consider starting this as a tradition!
LOL. Yeah. Typed that one on my phone. I'm not editing it. Autocorrect is right about this. Long live Fathers Day cats.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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A Father's Day card with a cat
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly don’t intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and that’s what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didn’t take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they can’t think outside the box. It’s more of a retirement town and it wasn’t long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than there’s. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly donít intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and thatís what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didnít take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they canít think outside the box. Itís more of a retirement town and it wasnít long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than thereís. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.
Winston Salem is NOT a retirement town. Retirees like the coast. The old people you saw are local.

Thankfully, the Triad is under the retire-from-up-north radar.

I'm sorry you were't allowed to be yourself.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:20 PM
 
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly don’t intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and that’s what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didn’t take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they can’t think outside the box. It’s more of a retirement town and it wasn’t long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than there’s. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.
Bless your heart!

"I was not allowed to be myself". LOL, what does that even mean? I can easily see how you rubbed people the wrong way and made them not want to be around you. I don't think thats Winston-Salem's fault.

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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Bless your heart is about right. For those that think happiness is always somewhere else, theyíre usually not happy with themselves. It might be an interesting assessment to learn where this person came from....and where he/she ended up? Not that I care to even know. Coming from someone who lives in Charlotte and works in Raleigh, Iíd take Winston-Salem over any city in the Carolinas!
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly donít intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and thatís what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didnít take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they canít think outside the box. Itís more of a retirement town and it wasnít long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than thereís. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.
Sounds like you were one of those "this is how we did things back where I'm from" types. Yeah those type of people tend to wear out their welcome fast anywhere.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly donít intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and thatís what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didnít take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they canít think outside the box. Itís more of a retirement town and it wasnít long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than thereís. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.
This. I'm a native and until I went to college, I didn't realize how staid my hometown was. Mind you that I had more fun in and met more people from different stripes in a town a fraction of its size. I feel Winston could have a more diverse and dynamic economy if they just took more risks, but they don't. I can only speak of my experiences, but I can see an element of W-S natives not really wanting to directly confront some not so positive things about our city. You can definitely see someone being iced out socially because of it. You can find small-minded people any and every where, so it that respect Winston's not that different from any where else. But, to me as a native, I just feel like a city of our size should be more cosmopolitan in vibe due to the number of residents. I think we still operate like a sleepy Southern Moravian tobacco town, it's changing--but it's slow.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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This. I'm a native and until I went to college, I didn't realize how staid my hometown was. Mind you that I had more fun in and met more people from different stripes in a town a fraction of its size. I feel Winston could have a more diverse and dynamic economy if they just took more risks, but they don't. I can only speak of my experiences, but I can see an element of W-S natives not really wanting to directly confront some not so positive things about our city. You can definitely see someone being iced out socially because of it. You can find small-minded people any and every where, so it that respect Winston's not that different from any where else. But, to me as a native, I just feel like a city of our size should be more cosmopolitan in vibe due to the number of residents. I think we still operate like a sleepy Southern Moravian tobacco town, it's changing--but it's slow.
As an outsider looking in, I think the emboldened is a fair assessment. Winston-Salem used to be the state's premier business center and was competitive with Charlotte for a time after Charlotte surpassed it in population, but Winston-Salem's business and civic leaders seemed to have been more conservative in their approach to growth which is why Charlotte wound up picking off some of Winston-Salem's most notable businesses and institutions.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I like to respond to the young lady who said that she is looking to move to Winston Salem soon. I certainly donít intend to be a negative Nancy neither do I wish to discourage you. By all means give it your best shot. We all are different in what we like but I moved to Winston Salem in March of 2017 and I must say the scenery was absolutely beautiful and thatís what brought me there the beauty of the Carolinas. The beach and the mountains but it didnít take me long to discover that I did not like the vibe there. It was very small town thinking - ish the people are sorta in a box and they canít think outside the box. Itís more of a retirement town and it wasnít long that I was totally bored with Winston. I am a realist and not everybody can deal with that I have to be honest with myself in order to proceed and figure out how I can deal with situations in a positive light. I was not allowed to be myself or have a opinion from the natives and if I did I was punished or told I was negative. I find that the people are intimidated by people from places other than thereís. they were scared of people from big victims so that was my experience but I hope you love it and enjoy it. If your from NYC you will find many ppl there so you can relate.


Bored? Yes!!

Too many Baptist conservatives too...self righteous and vicious gossips.
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