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Old 08-23-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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What state are you in?
I see the towns listed, but don't know where they are located.
"okaydorothy" is beside herself,,,,Lake Ariel is in PA, and Medford is in NY.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Mayberry never existed. Over time, the past is romanticized so some folks think it existed but it really didn't.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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Everybody has a different perspective of the relaxed, ideal spot. I think Hazleton, White Haven areas of PA are about as comfortable and relaxed and chilled as Ive seen around this way. You can breathe and not worry about overcrowding or really much stress. Not so much socially supportive, just sorta of like comfortably calm and peaceful. Boring, maybe, but depends who you are sharing life with. lol. God be with you! BeautifulPa
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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One year on our way down to the Busch Gardens in Virginia, we went the back way and came across a very small town, that I swear we went back in time to Mayberry - it was Short Pump, VA.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Well... I live in a town that could be Mayberry-esque. We finally hit the population of 1200, no grocery store (but we do have a Mercantile!), feed store and an auction barn. Still no stop light, though.

As for being 'like' Mayberry... well, you still have some people who are a-holes, people who drive too damn fast on 1 lane roads and people who will freak out and run into the street if you go more than 1 mile above the speed limit People are the same all over, it's just a different kind of crazy.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Everybody has a different perspective of the relaxed, ideal spot.
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, White Haven areas of PA are about as comfortable and relaxed and chilled as Ive seen around this way.
You can breathe and not worry about overcrowding or really much stress. Not so much socially supportive, just sorta of like comfortably calm and peaceful. Boring, maybe, but depends who you are sharing life with. lol. God be with you! BeautifulPa
More towns and cities need a Mayor like Lou Barletta(Hazleton,Pa.) who fights for his citizens and not for those who are in this country illegally.
I'm not from Hazleton (never been there) but I've supported Lou from the very begining.
Now he's talking about running for Congress.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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More towns and cities need a Mayor like Lou Barletta(Hazleton,Pa.) who fights for his citizens and not for those who are in this country illegally.
I'm not from Hazleton (never been there) but I've supported Lou from the very begining.
Now he's talking about running for Congress.
If an illegal immigrant can get "in-state" tuition, then what does that say to the US citizens [including LEGAL immigrants] who would like the same but can't afford the schools they really want to go to because they happen to live in a different state? If you're going to give "ill egals" that luxury why not spread it around to those that are here legally first? Just a thought.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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If an illegal immigrant can get "in-state" tuition, then what does that say to the US citizens [including LEGAL immigrants] who would like the same but can't afford the schools they really want to go to because they happen to live in a different state? If you're going to give "ill egals" that luxury why not spread it around to those that are here legally first? Just a thought.
Lou Barletta is against free in-state tuition for illegals and the (DREAMact).
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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If an illegal immigrant can get "in-state" tuition, then what does that say to the US citizens [including LEGAL immigrants] who would like the same but can't afford the schools they really want to go to because they happen to live in a different state? If you're going to give "ill egals" that luxury why not spread it around to those that are here legally first? Just a thought.
Really!

My middle son goes to CSU. He got grants and a partial scholarship but still had to take out a student loan.

It annoys the hell out of the both of us that some of his classmates that are illegal are getting gov grants as well.
What's worse is that they think it's OWED to them.

If any of you guys do find Mayberry, please save me a spot!
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Mayberry never existed.

They wrote a book about the history of our small" Mayberry like" town.

Parts of it had to be cut cuz relatives of prominant people didn't want anything negative in the history.

EXAMPLE------the city decided , during the depression, any transient passing thru would get a couple $$ and told to keep going. The city prided itself on their generousity.

Cut from the book was the fact that the small town mayor ( owned the major business) would hand them the money, then hide in the brush by the railroad track, beat the guy up, pocket the city money, and warn the guy never to return.

Yup, wasn't " Mayberry" great? ................. sarc
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