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Old 05-29-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Well, I'm a very recent transplant, but as LR said, we got here as soon as we could
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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Goodpasture is an Okie, as well as RedBIrd. There are a few others.

Myself, I moved here from MA 4 years ago. Best move I ever made.

Where abouts are you?
if you were asking me I live in Owasso but moved here from Utah. Everyone that is from here likes it or if they moved away are trying to get back so thats great!
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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It's not MY fault that I was born in CA. I got here as soon as I could!

My Dad was born and raised in Waurika, (now lives in Duncan) my Grampa, Great-Grampa and supposedly my Great-Great Grampa are all buried here. Does that count?
It all counts and your family came from here!
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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I'm an Okie (from Gerty), but have not lived in the state for 18 years.. I'm working on getting back though.
It seems from the responses if people are from Oklahoma and they move, they want to get back. You must of loved it here!
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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My great-great grandparents arrived in Oklahoma on a covered wagon and most of my family has been there since. I left during college and then married a Navy man, but we are doing our best to get back there. Even though I've been gone for well over a decade, I still consider myself an Oklahoman.
Hurry back then! We will be glad to have you
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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I was raised in Miami, went to college in Stillwater, then lived in Oklahoma City until I was 60, in 2005. I'm still an Okie, despite living in western Washington - - and I intend to move back just as soon as I can!!
Hurry back, we will welcome you. I am just glad that everyone that leaves wants to come back that is a good sign for me since I am new to this state.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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Schousse why does Owasso have alot of people from other areas...just curious.

I guess from what I have read from everyone's posts there are alot of people from here that are still here or moved and want back. That makes me feel so much better as I was missing the state where I came from but maybe it's because my kids are still there. Family is important to have around Hopefully the Oklahoma people here can become my family!
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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Once you live here you will be hooked. I was born here and omg it was SO SMALL when I was 16. I hit the road as fast as I could... from Eufaula. Lived in Tahlequah, Tulsa, OKC, Tampa, then was OTR with my trucking hubby as a team driver for a year. I was SO HAPPY to come home. Of course, that was 15 years after I wanted to leave. It is one of those things I think everyone has to do to appreciate what we have.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Schousse why does Owasso have alot of people from other areas...just curious.
Owasso was a small farm community during the 50's and early 60's. During the 60's the people of Tulsa who had been living in what is now North Tulsa (just south of Turley) moved south and east. They are the hardworking, blue collar workers that created the post WWII middle class. A lot of them moved to Broken Arrow and Jenks. But lots, both Boeing, Rockwell and AA employees moved to Owasso due to the proximity to the airport. They focused on two primary issues (in all three communities): building good schools, and building strong churches. By doing so they created exceptionally attractive communities where builders and developers invested in nice neighborhoods. This in turn has attracted lots of immigrants. The Tulsa job market is attracting people constantly. Broken Arrow, Union, Owasso, Jenks, Glenpool, Skiatook, Collinsville, Sapulpa, and Catoosa have provided exceptional homes and schools and churches for those who are moving in.
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I guess from what I have read from everyone's posts there are alot of people from here that are still here or moved and want back. That makes me feel so much better as I was missing the state where I came from but maybe it's because my kids are still there. Family is important to have around Hopefully the Oklahoma people here can become my family!
Sure, come on over, kick your shoes off. We'll put on some fresh iced tea..........we'll become kin..........you understand kin? Those people we chose to care for, frequently blood relatives, but often enough just people we cherish.........all it takes is the be cherished in return.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I'm happy to hear that many people you've met are transplants. Obviously Oklahoma is doing something right to attract new people here. We joke about keeping all the transplants out but it's always a good sign for the economy when the population is growing.
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