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Old 08-31-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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As a Virginian, I feel very proud. I realize its a true gift from God to be a Virginian. Not everyone can share that heritage. After all we are such a beautiful place. A land of gentility and culture. No matter wherever I roam, Virginia will always be my home.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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It's okay as long as it's a popular sentiment. Considering I'm the lone person on this forum who doesn't abhor Scranton, PA, most people view me as being a freak show. As for you, you're in a more fortunate situation because most people have positive images in their minds of Virginia (including myself), with the exception of NOVA, which I found to be utterly-disgusting with its tract-housing and sprawl.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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It's okay as long as it's a popular sentiment. Considering I'm the lone person on this forum who doesn't abhor Scranton, PA, most people view me as being a freak show. As for you, you're in a more fortunate situation because most people have positive images in their minds of Virginia (including myself), with the exception of NOVA, which I found to be utterly-disgusting with its tract-housing and sprawl.
You should discover the NOVA that most people don't know about. It includes rolling hills, horse farms, and old plantation homes. Its a place that isn't rushed.

That place is Western Loudoun county and Fauquier area. Beautiful.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:34 PM
 
Location: moving again
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its okay, but not to the point where your trolling around every thread to say something about say.... Virginia? wink, wink

but seriously, its only bad if you're overly proud
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: North of The Border
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I can guess that many of us don't really come from anywhere (eg: don't have a hometown). I was born on the east coast, spent most of my childhood in the west and midwest, and have spent my adult years in various parts of the country. My parents are both from other countries and did not become US citizens until I was a teenager, so there is no hometown in my family. I am sure this feeling is intensified with people in the military or other occupations who move often.

As far as being proud about being "from" this country? No. I just happened to be born here.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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As a Virginian, I feel very proud. I realize its a true gift from God to be a Virginian. Not everyone can share that heritage. After all we are such a beautiful place. A land of gentility and culture. No matter wherever I roam, Virginia will always be my home.
DAMN RIGHT, VA!

Remember that song by "Alabama"? Their signature hit "My Home's in Alabama'? I think ANY true Southerner can relate to the words and message of that song even if they are not from Alabama. That line: My home's in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head....Southern born and Southern bred." is perfect.

I could be exiled tomorow far way, but I will NEVER be anything BUT a Texan and a Southerner.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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It's okay as long as it's a popular sentiment. Considering I'm the lone person on this forum who doesn't abhor Scranton, PA, most people view me as being a freak show. As for you, you're in a more fortunate situation because most people have positive images in their minds of Virginia (including myself), with the exception of NOVA, which I found to be utterly-disgusting with its tract-housing and sprawl.
I don't think you're a freak. It takes guts to remind people there are still less populated area's that have got charm. Seriously though does scranton have anything nitty gritty? Even a trailer park? where do the denny's waitresses live?nowhatimean? Is there some town next to scranton where you live if you are poor or do you just live in the unincorporated areas?
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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ScrantonWilkesBarreHazelton, nobody abhors Scranton.... WilkesBarreHazelton.. PA
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:20 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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People should have a little bit of pride in where they're from. (Unless you were born in a prison, a hobo camp or a dirty room in a dirty brothel or something !)
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:26 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I think it's great to be proud of where you come from. Every place has it's story, it's little charms that shape people and interesting things that the place contributes to America.
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