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Old 03-27-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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It's an old thread resurrection, but I'll answer.
- Mostly laid-back and friendly attitudes
- Long growing season and plenty of rain for a garden
- Mild winters
- Live Mudbugs (in season now!) and fresh catfish
- It's where I was born and raised, and where my extremely large extended family lives
- Lots of non-contaminated land and water for hunting and fishing (thank you, EPA!)

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They've never been anywhere else so they don't know any better
I have lived all over Mississippi, plus the western midwest (Kansas City, MO) and the foothills of the Appalachians (Chattanooga, TN). I have extensively visited for work and pleasure all over the midwest (Ohio to Iowa), southeast (Florida to Arkansas to North Caronina) to the far west (California's Central Valley, San Francisco, Sierra Nevadas, Los Angeles, and the Colorado Desert).

When I retire, it will be to Mississippi.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Another way that works for me. If I speak first to someone and the first word out of their lips is, "Pardon?", then I know I have struck gold.
Had to laugh at this one. So true. When I moved to MS there were times I doubted the natives were even speaking English. And when I spoke, I often got a Whaaaaat? I'll take a "pardon me?" any day over that.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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Had to laugh at this one. So true. When I moved to MS there were times I doubted the natives were even speaking English. And when I spoke, I often got a Whaaaaat? I'll take a "pardon me?" any day over that.
I personally like MS. I wonder what part of the state some Mississippians would recommend for me to live.
I am interested in the Deep South rural lifestyle.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Had to laugh at this one. So true. When I moved to MS there were times I doubted the natives were even speaking English. And when I spoke, I often got a Whaaaaat? I'll take a "pardon me?" any day over that.
........Or even a slightly patient smile and, "You ain't from around here, are you?"
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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I don't live in Mississippi any longer, but I loved living there because of the friendly people, laid-back attitude, and great culture. I only lived there for four years, but it will always feel like home. Mississippi seems to do that to a lot of outsiders. As Paul Harvey said, "If people knew the truth about Mississippi, the yankees would show up and ruin it." I live in Charleston now, and the yankees are ruining it. Not that all yankees are bad (there are plenty in Mississippi who are great people), but a significant portion of them are just difficult people to be around.
Yankees? Are you kidding me? Do you realize you don't live in the civil war days? Who classifies people like that anymore? Seriously.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I personally like MS. I wonder what part of the state some Mississippians would recommend for me to live.
I am interested in the Deep South rural lifestyle.
You can find that lifestyle just about anywhere outside of any town in our state.

But let's talk about it, because "Deep South rural lifestyle" might mean different things to different folks. You gotta remember, Andy Griffith is dead, Petty Coat Junction never existed, and neither did The Whistle Stop Cafe in Fried Green Tomatoes.

Those small towns and rural area can be awfully isolating sometimes. So, whatcha looking for?
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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You can find that lifestyle just about anywhere outside of any town in our state.

But let's talk about it, because "Deep South rural lifestyle" might mean different things to different folks. You gotta remember, Andy Griffith is dead, Petty Coat Junction never existed, and neither did The Whistle Stop Cafe in Fried Green Tomatoes.

Those small towns and rural area can be awfully isolating sometimes. So, whatcha looking for?
Rural, isolated, secluded with acreage is what I am looking for (for curiosity purposes)
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Rural, isolated, secluded with acreage is what I am looking for (for curiosity purposes)
Sherman, MS. Not far from Tupelo.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Yankees? Are you kidding me? Do you realize you don't live in the civil war days? Who classifies people like that anymore? Seriously.
Actually, they classify themselves. "Yankee" has become a broad term, reflecting an attitude as much as a regional origin. Yankees just don't get along well.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Yankees? Are you kidding me? Do you realize you don't live in the civil war days? Who classifies people like that anymore? Seriously.
You oughta ask that question in one of the New England state forums why do they classify theirselves as Yankees.
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