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Old 07-15-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Words to live by, Greg. NEVER say how you did it back home; this is your home now.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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Wow...does it really take 4 years to not get noticed as an 'outsider' when setting up in town?
Can't I get a certificate or something before I move in ????...;-).....From the looks of it I would imagine 'trust' and someone's word are qualities important there!
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ten or more is standard here.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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In many of the small towns I know, time varies depending on the person and how much effort they put into becoming part of the community.

Usually it's at least a year before they really start being accepted, but those that wait for someone to come to them, it may never happen.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Some move for the solitude and a few acquaintances will suffice.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:42 PM
 
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You never really "break up" with someone in a small town. Impossible! Because you usually work together, or go to the VFW on Friday nights, or see them in church. You have an amicable parting..

You know you live in a small town and go to the gun show, and see your ex husband, and two of your last lovers all looking at guns together. And they are all related. Cousins, or married to a cousin...
So true! Hopefully I've been gone long enough for this not to be so much of an issue. Oh, except the one's I can't remember...
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: southern california
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people are still talking about what you did right and wrong at 14 and you are 60.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LMAO Huck! They never let go. They'll be tellin' that one at your wake.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I laugh when someone tells me they moved to a small town and are living the rural life. Struggles and all...of 20,000 people.


I lived in a town with a stop sign inhabited by maybe 500 people and that is a stretch. We had a general store which has closed. No businesses in the "downtown".
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ypu LOL carebear, we are 650 mailboxes here, it kills me when folks say they are a small town of......6000

One of our general tores closed when the highway superintendant broke up with his girlfriend who ran it, she drove it into the ground. Sat on her a$$ with her laptop and tried to employ someone to pour the coffee and man the cash register.
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