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Old 05-06-2014, 01:03 PM
Location: Huntsville
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Originally Posted by ashpelham View Post
I see no reason at all to live in South Alabama. It surprises me that it's not completely empty of people until one arrives at or near the Mobile metro.

I take offense to that statement. I'm from Frisco City, a small town just south of Monroeville (aka To Kill a Mockingbird) and I must say there are some very well educated people living in those areas. My father owns 3 businesses there and is in college to get his degree at age 58. It's all in what you make it. I now live in Huntsville but consider myself well educated and came from there as well.

As for the comments towards people making racial slurs towards the OP or her kids (if she has any) you must not be from there. I graduated from a high school as one of three white kids in the class. I do not like the word and refuse to listen to people say it. We have all come a long way in actually working for equality. We should all be treated as human beings and a lot of folks in South Bama feel this way now.

OP..... please understand though that politics are deeply rooted in small towns. Especially in the south. So if you want to avoid politics you're going to have to find a larger city to distract you. Small towns like Monroeville, Selma, Atmore, etc.... are plagued with the good ole boy system where dirty politics happen often, and get talked about even more. It's an unfortunate truth.

Does it make it not worth living there? Not for me personally and not for a lot of people, but I know that at some point I'm going to have to listen/see political events going on that I don't want to be a part of. As long as you accept that as something that is likely to happen it's not difficult to deal with.

I'd throw out Monroeville as an option for you as well. There are a lot of opportunities there to work in the community.
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