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Old 01-06-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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I made the mistake as a young person of thinking the grass on the other side of the fence is greener. I didn't know when I lived in South Bend that I was already in a field of gold. South Bend was full of friendly and trusting people. The city was well managed. Full of beautiful housing and a thriving downtown area
Here in my current living area, we have no downtown all the retail businesses are boarded up and decaying, our current downtown looks like a ghost town. How bad is it? A few years ago a Hollywood movie production company came to use a few of the empty buildings to shoot scenes for the movie"Nightmare on Elm street."

I miss the beautiful and spacious parks that are in South Bend. Especially Rum Village Park. You can stand on top of the hill there and see the entire city of South Bend. It's stunning!

I miss the people most of all.
Neighbors looked out and were helpful to each other. People were easy to befriend. My best friends in life I now realize were in South Bend. I have never met people like them since my departure. It has been a lonely journey for me.

If anyone from South Bend is reading this, I want to say to you, you are blessed to be living there. It is a wonderful place to reside.
Life has taken me on a different road and I won't be moving back to South Bend, but it will live on in heart forever and the best years of my life, I now realize were spent there.

God bless you South Bend citizens. You are truly the best
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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If you're not happy with where you live, then move to safer neighborhood or a town that's nearby. Life is too short to live in a place where you're not happy. We only go around once in this life.
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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I've stood on top of that hill in Rum Village park many many times, and sledded down it too!.

Yes it is a nice view.
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