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Old 06-23-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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JGOODY123 You are not dramatic, your exactly right. I haved framed your statement because it says it all. We had a couple choose Des Moines Iowa over NYC because of exactly your reasons and they are soooo Happy
What do you mean by "framed" it?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Hmm I've never heard anyone say that Southern Iowa is wonderful and progressive. lol
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Hmm I've never heard anyone say that Southern Iowa is wonderful and progressive. lol
Depends on how southern we're talking.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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We moved to Oklahoma 36 years ago and have never encountered the kind of people your husband refers to. Guess he was just in the wrong half of the state. The west half is the liberal half and the east half in the conservative half. He should have been raised in Tulsa! It is a shame some church members have to ruin a good thing for those who attend church to pray and praise the Lord. I don't think I'd like a church like that either. I'm another "baby boomer" too. Good luck with what ever you decide.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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We moved to Oklahoma 36 years ago and have never encountered the kind of people your husband refers to. Guess he was just in the wrong half of the state. The west half is the liberal half and the east half in the conservative half. He should have been raised in Tulsa! It is a shame some church members have to ruin a good thing for those who attend church to pray and praise the Lord. I don't think I'd like a church like that either. I'm another "baby boomer" too. Good luck with what ever you decide.
Thank you! Please do not be affended by my off the cuff "boomerism" generalizations...I appreciate your feedback!
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I was born and reared in Oklahoma....lived here till I moved to Korea, and when I came back, it was to Oklahoma. I love Oklahoma, despite it not being a good fit for me (not veg-friendly, too conservative, too religious). I am actually moving to Iowa next month, and I'm looking forward to it. I know that there are good points and bad points, but I've found that to be true no matter where I lived. (moved a lot within Korea and was in Texas for a while as well) Oklahoma will likely always have my heart, but it's not where I want to live for the rest of my life. I want to be around people more similar to me. For now, that is Iowa City as that is where my boyfriend lives. Within 2-3 years, we'll probably move somewhere that fits us even better...like Portland or Eugene if I can break my boyfriend of his horror of small towns. (He thinks Iowa City is TINY and I think it's big...he's from NYC and I grew up north of Ponca City...not even in a town.)

In defense of Oklahoma, one reason I came back was because I knew I'd feel at home here at least because of the friendliness of people. Yes, there are some religious fanatics who are intolerant, but they are easily spotted and avoided for the most part. At least groups of them don't chase me down the street yelling, "Jesus-uh love you come to my church-ee or die in hell" (yep, really happened to me, but not in Oklahoma)

Will miss the trees in Tulsa, however mutiliated they may appear these days (danged ice storms), but at least Iowa has those same forever horizons, melted crayon sunsets, and fresh clean air that Oklahoma has.
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