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Old 05-04-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
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This is a pretty interesting blog post that a friend sent to me. I thought you all might enjoy reading it.

We are Nashville
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. Every word is true!
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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that's the truth!! I'm so proud of Nashville.... how there was no looting, people helping each other, risking their lives to help rescue total strangers. We probably won't get recognition, but it seems the media only seeks the sensational stories... the humanitarian side rarely gets broadcast. But that's okay... WE know.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Germantown, WI
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Excellent.......I love being a visitor to Nashville and had planned on coming down the 2lst. From the first trip down I felt a bond to Nashville. In telling people around me about the flooding there ,they knew nothing about it; so sad. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since seeing it on the news yesterday morning. The people of Nashville should be proud ot their city and themselves.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Thank you so much. It is what Nasville is. It was touching, I cried
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Absolutely. Every time someone posts something negative about the 'natives' and 'locals' just remember what you've witnessed in Nashville these past few days. People out helping one another, blacks and whites side by side carrying elderly citizens to safety in their arms, 'redneck' locals with bass boats who got those boats out and traveled throughout the city helping out to rescue others wherever they were able. People getting out in the water with their hip waders on to help their neighbors move personal items out of flooded homes. *THIS* is what being a Nashvillian is all about. Sure there are also plenty of 'transplants' out helping, but volunteerism and giving of yourself to help others is something we locals tend to have instilled in us simply by virtue of being raised here. We may talk funny and our educational system may not be as great as those found elsewhere, but you can be sure that when a crisis hits, we will give the shirt off our backs to those in need. The evidence is right here and I've heard many newcomers to our area say how surprised they were to see people come together so easily to provide assistance. Not a surprise to me, tho!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Bergen Co. NJ
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I've been watching the local Nashville news on the internet and I have to say I have an ever higher opinion of Middle Tennessee now than I did before. Watching everyone come together and help each other has really renewed my faith in others. I guess I've been living on the East Coast far too long. The good people of Tennessee deserve to be proud of their state. The rest of the country should take notice how civilized people behave during a time of crisis.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Thanks for posting! I live in LA and on our country music station (the only country music station here) they have been talking a lot about the flooding in Nashville. My friends and family know about it and they don't all listen to that station so they are hearing it somewhere!
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Very well written. I am proud to be a resident of Middle Tennessee.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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My thoughts exactly!

I posted pics of the flood onto my Facebook page. Friends out west had no idea there was flooding in Nashville. ????? The media stops the presses if there are a couple of houses on fire in the SoCal hills but barely mentions a billion dollar flood in Nashville.

I absolutely adore Nashville, and even though I don't live there anymore I can't help but feel like part of me has been destroyed with this catastrophe. It's comforting to know I'm not alone.
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