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Old 02-24-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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ill tell you what small towns are horrible. Nothing to do stupid closed minded people. Its just a living nightmare id rather be homeless in a city than live comfortabley in a small town with nothing to do
Take off then...you can join the millions of other homeless in the cities around this nation.Assinine post imo.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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While you're waiting for your big city move, maybe you could use your time to your advantage.

Why not search out on-line distant learning offerings and sharpen your skills to make yourself more attractive to potential big city employers?

Also, many community colleges offer great classes and AA degrees in useful career areas related to health care, technology and other viable, useful career categories.

Or, you could ask to apprentice to the brightest person in town whom you admire, to gain some real life "how-to" knowledge.

Okay, you feel stuck right and can't find any entertainment in your small town...got that...but you could use the time creatively to make lemonade out of your lemons...who knows? You could become the next lemonade czar!!

Just a thought.

Best of luck to you,

Little Dolphin
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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Ah, an older post re-born. I can understand the furstration of the OP here. I hope by now they have found new life in an urban area. Perhaps the small town they resided in simply wasn't their flavor. What were they doing there to begin with?

I'll agree that every side has a good arguement for and against. This one clearly wasn't based in solid reality, from my point of view. I've lived in the city and now in rural areas also. I've found that I am very happy living in a small town and there is plenty to do to entertain one's self. Life gives back what you put in, and if you refuse to participate, it's never going to result in your favor.

Nothing to do for mature adults? I'd say it's harder on the youngsters. They have to travel a distance to find bigger and differing crowds. Our local bar is just fine for us mature adults. Plenty of fun and plenty of music. All safe in our own little bit of bliss.

One can also become active in the community to atleast meet people. There are local C & C's or Lions Clubs in almost every community, and these groups are the ones that keep the town clicking. The more you do the more you are infused into. It's a snowball effect.

There are other small towns within short drives that offer some diversity, if that's what someone desires. For a taste of culture, the closest Community Theater is a 30 minute drive. There are also some bigger small towns with in an hour's drive where all means of business exist. We don't have those chain stores, fast food included and have to travel some to get to that level but those options are there aren't painful. I'm a whole lot healthier for not having a McDonalds near by. Besides it's more fun supporting local business where people know you, and where your spent money stays local.

Once you have it in your head that you like it one way or another, there's no way to convince someone that they are incorrect. What do I miss about city life? Not much, this mature adult did little different but had to put up with traffic noise and all sorts of not so fun stuff. Shopping was easier but more expensive. I had to live a different life style, locking doors to home and auto. There were more choices for activities but the drive was no shorter than it is now if I am trying to do the same activity. Bowling? I have to drive 20 minutes. Ten more than I would have in-city. Movie? The drive is exactly the same, except I had more choices in the city and paid almost twice as much. I can now go twice as often for that same dollar. In the city there are Concerts and events that can only happen in urban areas. For those, I'll have to drive 3 hours to the Twin Cites, or 1.5 to Fargo, if one can call that a big city. I'm happy to do that if I need to.

I'd rather live in an area without traffic and noise and at a reduced cost of living. You can have the city, besides someone needs to live there anyways. Thats why they call it a city.

By the way, Little Dolphin is right http://www.peaceloveandlemonade.com/default.htm (broken link)
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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ill tell you what small towns are horrible. Nothing to do stupid closed minded people. Its just a living nightmare id rather be homeless in a city than live comfortabley in a small town with nothing to do
All righty then keep on truckin' there big fella.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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The medical care in the small town where I live is what bothers me most. The nearest real hospital is an hour away. My dh and I aren't getting any younger and it scares me to think that I might not make it to a real hospital in time if I had a heart attack or a stroke.
I hear you there. We are moving to a larger town than I would prefer but my husband had a heart attack a few years ago at age 39 and the hospital that did his surgery and his specialists were over an hour away. I worry and don't want to risk it.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I hear you there. We are moving to a larger town than I would prefer but my husband had a heart attack a few years ago at age 39 and the hospital that did his surgery and his specialists were over an hour away. I worry and don't want to risk it.
That is a very legitimate concern and one we also live with around here.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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The hospital in our nearest "large" town (approx. 9000 residents, 10 minutes away) is currently undergoing a $6 million expansion including an addition at the local facility right in our town. I'm not sure what all medical areas they are adding, but IMO they provide excellent care. There is a new facility with a state of the art cardiac center about another 15 minutes away. This one has a "LifeFlight" helicopter based at it's location. Another regional cardiac center is about 20 minutes in the other direction. I would not use lack of medical facilities as a reason to relocate from this particular area.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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The hospital in our nearest "large" town (approx. 9000 residents, 10 minutes away) is currently undergoing a $6 million expansion including an addition at the local facility right in our town. I'm not sure what all medical areas they are adding, but IMO they provide excellent care. There is a new facility with a state of the art cardiac center about another 15 minutes away. This one has a "LifeFlight" helicopter based at it's location. Another regional cardiac center is about 20 minutes in the other direction. I would not use lack of medical facilities as a reason to relocate from this particular area.
The largest town near us did this too. But I feel they send out too many folks by helicopter now instead of treating them here. The cost of those flights are double digit thousands of dollars ya know. I know of 3 people that have been life lined, 2 were told there was no reason and 1 it saved their life.

Guess it is good know it is there if needed.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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The largest town near us did this too. But I feel they send out too many folks by helicopter now instead of treating them here. The cost of those flights are double digit thousands of dollars ya know. I know of 3 people that have been life lined, 2 were told there was no reason and 1 it saved their life.

Guess it is good know it is there if needed.
Yeah, in my town of 7,000 we have a hospital but about the only thing they do is give you stitches and a $50 Tylenol, anything major requires going to the bigger hospitals 50 miles away.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Our hospital is fairly up to date on things they can handle a lot more than that. Still the major hospitals are in Indy or Ft. Wayne where everybody gets life lined.
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