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Old 09-21-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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We had some friends move here outside of this town of 3,000 (population of the entire county is only around 12,000. lol) They backed the Uhaul into the driveway and before they even had their doors open 3 different neighbors were walking over with food dishes to welcome them to the neighborhood. Another neighbor came over the next weekend with his cooker (grill) in tow behind his truck. They said those were the tastiest steaks they had ever eaten.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We had some friends move here outside of this town of 3,000 (population of the entire county is only around 12,000. lol) They backed the Uhaul into the driveway and before they even had their doors open 3 different neighbors were walking over with food dishes to welcome them to the neighborhood. Another neighbor came over the next weekend with his cooker (grill) in tow behind his truck. They said those were the tastiest steaks they had ever eaten.
Honestly, I have nothing whatsoever against small communities, grew up on a farm outside a village of 350, and lived most of my twenties in a neighboring community of 7,000. But nothing like the above was commonplace for new residents in either of those hometowns of mine people I grew up with kept to themselves, primarily, and were reserved with strangers...we DID experience such treatment, though, when my SO and I moved to our current home, in a suburban community of 80,000 that's part of a 2 million metro. Go figure. I would NEVER have pegged suburbia as being more friendly than my rural hometown. But so far, it has been.
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