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Old 01-17-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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it's kind of interesting that folks seem to be upset, because people aren't "nice" to them. I do think we Californian's think we are moving to "Mayberry" and we expect Aunt Bee to invite us over for apple pie.
Well I find it pretty interesting that here (Ca.) you can walk through the store and pass 100 people with no one looking you in the eye or speaking to you. I hold the door open for someone and they act shocked, glance up at me and give a little half smile, then put thier head down and scurry away.....
it's like everyone is a sheople, just going thru the motions, and waiting for TV to tell them what to think next......
Well, yeah. Isn't Mayberry what it's all about when fleeing the left coast?

Thanks to the military (this Bud's for you, Cali-G), I've lived in eight states and three other countries. I miss the mid-western/southern way and pace of life and the hospitality that goes along with it. I also know that acceptance is not a slam-dunk and has more to do with you, usually, than the people around you.

In spring we're taking our chances and moving to Missouri. California will lose two more natives and we're not bringing typical CA buying power with us to purchase a home, thanks to my divorce some years ago. But we're retired and looking forward to a comfortable life outside of the land of fruits and nuts.

Lake Junkie, glad to see you're still around and current. Got room for another potential customer?
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: displaced ca native
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So spill it...where is here....
I'll just say up the I-44 a ways, NE of Springfield. Wouldn't want to make anyone mad around here!
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: displaced ca native
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Well, yeah. Isn't Mayberry what it's all about when fleeing the left coast?

Thanks to the military (this Bud's for you, Cali-G), I've lived in eight states and three other countries. I miss the mid-western/southern way and pace of life and the hospitality that goes along with it. I also know that acceptance is not a slam-dunk and has more to do with you, usually, than the people around you.

In spring we're taking our chances and moving to Missouri. California will lose two more natives and we're not bringing typical CA buying power with us to purchase a home, thanks to my divorce some years ago. But we're retired and looking forward to a comfortable life outside of the land of fruits and nuts.

Lake Junkie, glad to see you're still around and current. Got room for another potential customer?
Thanks Curmudgeon! Good luck in your retirement! We're already starting to search for the place where we'll stay put after he gets out. We have about 5 yrs, but we still haven't decided what state we'll settle in. We can't go back to Cali....too expensive, but we'll be happy where ever we go.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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Talking Apple pie...

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...it's kind of interesting that folks seem to be upset, because people aren't "nice" to them. I do think we Californian's think we are moving to "Mayberry" and we expect Aunt Bee to invite us over for apple pie...

I actually have had that happen here...no kiddin'...
In Springfield, several years ago...moved into yet another fixer-upper and the sweet old lady across the street came over with a cake. A cake!


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Well, yeah. Isn't Mayberry what it's all about when fleeing the left coast?

Thanks to the military (this Bud's for you, Cali-G), I've lived in eight states and three other countries. I miss the mid-western/southern way and pace of life and the hospitality that goes along with it. I also know that acceptance is not a slam-dunk and has more to do with you, usually, than the people around you.

In spring we're taking our chances and moving to Missouri. California will lose two more natives and we're not bringing typical CA buying power with us to purchase a home, thanks to my divorce some years ago. But we're retired and looking forward to a comfortable life outside of the land of fruits and nuts.

Lake Junkie, glad to see you're still around and current. Got room for another potential customer?
You know I do!


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Where? I'll just say up the I-44 a ways, NE of Springfield. Wouldn't want to make anyone mad around here!
Let us know if you want the Over The Fence Coffee Club to move in and straighten some folks out about neighborlyness......

Seriously, why don't you join us next time?

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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it's kind of interesting that folks seem to be upset, because people aren't "nice" to them. I do think we Californian's think we are moving to "Mayberry" and we expect Aunt Bee to invite us over for apple pie.
Sniff...BassMan, sometimes I think I love you just a little. You put things so well...
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: displaced ca native
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I actually have had that happen here...no kiddin'...
In Springfield, several years ago...moved into yet another fixer-upper and the sweet old lady across the street came over with a cake. A cake!




You know I do!




Let us know if you want the Over The Fence Coffee Club to move in and straighten some folks out about neighborlyness......

Seriously, why don't you join us next time?
I just might do that! Thanks for inviting me!
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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As far as the friendliness thing, I think the people in this town are pretty friendly, but I've lived here all my life. And we don't get new people very often. If we do they're usually from somewhere else in the area, so they don't stand out that much.

Sometimes random people do wave.

Often if someone in our church is sick the ladies of the church will bring them reheatable food. We only have like 4 restaurants, so if you're too sick to cook, getting takeout is not easy, and there's not much variety.

Seems like with Missourians in general we are kind of a mix. We're friendly, but maybe a little jaded, too. We'll try to be friendly, but it may be a little while before we completely trust. Of course part of that just comes with the way the world is today. It's not Mayberry anymore.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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How long do you think housing costs will stay great in Missouri? Will the number of people moving into Missouri do to us what has happened in California?
I doubt it. I don't think we'll see the boom that California did. And the housing bubble has burst anyway. I don't see housing costs going up for a long time. If Springfield keeps growing, I can see prices going up, but to the extent that California's did? I doubt it. And Missouri is a decent-sized state, so for the average state price to go up, there would need to be a lot of growth in one area. Even if Springfield, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia and the surrounding area were to grow, I don't think it would match the growth of California.

But I'm not an expert.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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You don't want to move to Walnut Grove Missouri or any where near it." The Walnut Grove schools "SUCK"!!! The town of Walnut Grove is corrupt for one' Lots of greedy people living there' The school Board is dominated by two main families and they get their way No matter what any one else complains about." The High School Principle is a Big Bully and Loves picking on Kids who he don't like and takes his personal revenges out on another Kid who he has No complaints about if they are related to any one he is out to get." The school its self is Racist and are against Blacks!!! They don't honor the Martin Luther King day and hold classes any way." During the new president elect Obama's Oath to office they let students watch it on T.V. But teachers made racist comments about the new President being black to students and said some pretty bad comments about him and one teacher even made some comment about the new president being shot." That is a very poor way to teach kids' Plus I'm sure they are breaking th federal laws the school also has a high drop out rate due to this principle and teachers that treat some kids like crap for reason's Unknown or because they are not from a well to do wealthy family." The whole community of Walnut Grove is corrupt with crooked people who are Greedy and pretty low life's." So if your looking for a Nice town to move too Walnut Grove is not the place you will be happy to live any where near." Also another pretty larger town that is poor in schools is "Bolivar Missouri' they are also real open against Blacks and teachers there also openly expose their private feelings towards Blacks to the students." they also single out certain students and pick on them for personal revenges against their parents or other causes Not clear." Where is the Feds???? Better wake up and take a good look at these two Communities and weed out the bad before they ruin any more young people lives and cause any more students to drop out out school ." Pam Stone.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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Question Walnut Grove?

Pam,

I'm so sorry to hear about your negative experience! I am not able to address the issue of how folks of color are treated because of my handicap; I'm fair skinned. I do know that if these people, teachers or otherwise, are breaking the law, whether they agree with it or not, should be reported. (Understanding it is not against the law to express one's opinions, nor should it be.)

Please tell me you're going to do more than just post it on a couple of message boards. I'd strongly encourage you to talk to an attorney...!

I've heard other (fair skinned) people tell me they loved Walnut Grove, 'tho the neighbors were a mite nosey...

I've found my Missouri dream-come-true further south...





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