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Old 08-25-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Wow...it's perfectly okay to defend your town in spite of its flaws and what not, but still...

To quote a gentleman from the Alabama forum one time, "How are things in hootin' holler?"

And I would've never guessed that folks like ya'll had 'lectric. You did forget to mention sewer, though.
We still don't have sewer, but the cell reception is excellent down by the outhouse! lol
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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Thanks London, blue and kentuckydad!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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We still don't have sewer, but the cell reception is excellent down by the outhouse! lol
Seriously, though, surely Pikeville, Elkhorn City, and South Williamson have some kind of sewer system.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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We still don't have sewer, but the cell reception is excellent down by the outhouse! lol

Now that is funny...lol.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Seriously, though, surely Pikeville, Elkhorn City, and South Williamson have some kind of sewer system.
Of course they do.. Leahellen is joking Remember that Pike County is a very large place..We are in the beginnings of supplying sewer system to the entire county..The county water project is almost conplete, as far as I know..We even have cable tv and dsl
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Be careful...according to Leahellen any kind talking from the "outsiders" is considered fake, kissing up, and only adds to their distain of people not from the area. Apperently coming in with a good attitude is only looked at as fake according to her. This is the only place I have been in the country where you are called and outsider if not from the area....very welcoming. And Blue...it's not your fault we lost Tubby..gas prices on the other hand...j/k.
The term "outsiders" has been used by hill people since the Appalachians were first settled. It is not a derogatory term. It simply means that "you aint from around here." As i see it, it is up to outsiders to conform to the local customs and mores and stop being offended by ways that you dont understand. as i stated before, sitting and talking with locals and not appearing to think that your ways are better than theirs can take you along way. because i have an understanding of the ways of mountain life [having been born in a holler] and not assuming I am better than those less educated than myself, I have absolutely no problems being accepted by the wonderful folks up in "dem dar hills!"
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Good point Capt. Dan..I was considered an outsider when we first moved into the area because no one knew who my "Daddy was"..When strangers here meet that is usually one of the first questions asked..That way you find out who everyone is related to and once they know where in the county you were raised then they can ask if you know "so and so" who lives over there My husband was raised here so he of course knows everyone, and all their relatives..Anyway, I fit in just fine once people got to know me, mainly because I adapted to their ways of friendliness and openess and hospitality, I never tried to teach my "citified" ways to them...That was over thirty years ago..Things have changed a lot since then, but the people born, rasised and who stay here because they have decent jobs and want to raise their kids here,still want to know "Who's your Daddy" when they meet a stranger..The bottom line is that no one remains a stranger long here..I love it
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:52 AM
 
Location: central Kentucky
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Quote "...we have top notch education here in the boonies." hahahahahahahahaha, um, no actually, you don't, as a general rule. Thanks for giving me my laugh of the day. Lack of educational and/or employment opportunities were a few of the reasons why we moved out of the Pikeville, Ky., area , where my paternal side of the family has lived since about 1782.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:56 AM
 
Location: central Kentucky
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I'll bet a nickel some of you think that I must have gotten a lot of paddlings as a kid, but who would/could ever get mad at sweet old me? Hey! Don't waste all that electricity posting a response! Shame on you, really...sheesh.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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For some one that is living in another state and just applied for a job in Pikeville, I guess this is not the forum to come and get a good idea of what Pikeville is truly like??? Or is it????? I think people should avoid personnal opinion that tears others down.
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