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Unread 06-15-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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I remember a cartoon I saw ages ago - a man on a psychiatrist's couch, shaking, and the shrik says "what seems to be your problem?" The guy stutters back "I designed the LA freeway system."
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Our town in Southeast Los Angeles was known as "billy-goat acres", due to all the okies and arkies living there.

California Okie Subculture

California Okies

Everybody said "ya'll" and "dang", and to make it even more okie, there were so many Indians there and most of them came from Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Des Moines near Refugee Center
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having someone hold a door open for you even when they are in a hurry
Thats one of the things I miss the most. I grew up in the pacific northwest and now live in northern ca. You don't even know how many times I've held a door open for someone and they don't even say a simple thanks or thank you. More times than I can count.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I love this thread. In two months when my lease is over I'll be moving there from California. I'm so excited. I've been wanting to get out of Southern California for years and finally the chance has come.

What I'm looking for is everything that the ex-californians in this thread have found. As for people being friendly, I've been checking prices for things planned to be bought there...long drive to drag old furnature at current gas prices... and one very nice lady welcomed me to the town even if I hadn't moved in.

I'm a native, but this isn't the same California, or at least so cal, that I grew up in. No wonder so many long time residents are leaving.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I love this thread. In two months when my lease is over I'll be moving there from California. I'm so excited. I've been wanting to get out of Southern California for years and finally the chance has come.

What I'm looking for is everything that the ex-californians in this thread have found. As for people being friendly, I've been checking prices for things planned to be bought there...long drive to drag old furnature at current gas prices... and one very nice lady welcomed me to the town even if I hadn't moved in.

I'm a native, but this isn't the same California, or at least so cal, that I grew up in. No wonder so many long time residents are leaving.
I'll give you an early welcome and congradulations! for following the rest of us and knowing exactly which destination is the best.

I pulled a small U-Haul trailer. Just take RT66 aka I-40 all the way to Oklahoma City.
Being from CA. I know your use to the view of mountains. Just remember, once you get through the mountains in NM,... no more, at least high enough to be snow caped.
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Unread 06-29-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Thats one of the things I miss the most. I grew up in the pacific northwest and now live in northern ca. You don't even know how many times I've held a door open for someone and they don't even say a simple thanks or thank you. More times than I can count.
That's when I say really loud (YOU'RE WELCOME!!).
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Unread 06-29-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I'll give you an early welcome and congradulations! for following the rest of us and knowing exactly which destination is the best.

I pulled a small U-Haul trailer. Just take RT66 aka I-40 all the way to Oklahoma City.
Being from CA. I know your use to the view of mountains. Just remember, once you get through the mountains in NM,... no more, at least high enough to be snow caped.
I visited a friend where I bought and really wished I didn't have to go home except for the dog and cat (who are still watching to make sure I don't get away). I was warned it was "windy" but where I live is a wind tunnel so it didn't seem windy at all. The scenery is beautiful without mountains, and the hills in the local vicinity here are growing houses now as they are running out of flat land to build them. The best part was sitting on one of the roads above town. The engine was off and there was *silence*. Never really heard it before except when we went up to no cal into the area around Redding, and a tiny little town for vacation (and didn't want to leave then, either)

Thanks for the welcome. Its going to be along two months.

I'll have to note the route. I'd love to see NM in a car where we can stop and explore a bit. I have spectacular pics from the train, but never got to see past the window. We're going to rent a small van so if it squishes it goes in space bags lol

and YAAH to Route 66!
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Unread 06-29-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I was warned it was "windy" ........
Oklahoma is NOT windy......Oklahoman's ARE!
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Unread 06-29-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Everywhere OKLAHOMA
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Oklahoma is NOT windy......Oklahoman's ARE!
Yep, we're all story tellers full of hot air.....but in a good way. Or maybe our windiness just comes from all the fried food?!?!
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Unread 06-29-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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That's when I say really loud (YOU'RE WELCOME!!).

I usually get the urge to make automatic door noises when people don't thank me for opening the door.

But yes, common courtesy is becoming rare in half of California because there are people who won't even acknowledge or thank you for opening the door for them.

Tim C.
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