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View Poll Results: Would you move out of Mississippi ?
Yes 172 67.45%
No 58 22.75%
Maybe 25 9.80%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I was born in Mississippi. When we were little, we lived in Texas for a few years, but ended up back in Mississippi. I turned 19 and moved to Virginia....a few years later I returned to Mississippi. Again....Moved out of state...went to Arizona. I was in Arizona when Katrina hit the coast and came home soon after....my family rode out the hurricane 3 blocks from the beach in Pascagoula. We have been back since 2005 and I am ready to go again. There's not a lot to do here. This past Christmas it was so warm and muggy....it is hard to get into the holiday spirit when you are sweating.
My husband and I are planning a move in the next couple of years. So yes, I would leave again.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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This past Christmas it was so warm and muggy....it is hard to get into the holiday spirit when you are sweating.
My husband and I are planning a move in the next couple of years. So yes, I would leave again.
Then imagine in AZ (I was in phoenix) it's Christmas time, I see the people outside that rings the bell (can't remember what they are called, but they are with the Salvation Army) in shorts & short sleeves...I didn't have the spirit, I actually laughed lol
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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heheh We lived in Benson, Arizona for a few years...I know what you mean there. So hard to have that spirit when you are hot and/or sweating. Even the kids mentioned it not feeling like the holidays.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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I lived in Chicago for several years in the 80's and early 90's. I relocated to Tupelo, Ms & I have regretted it ever since. I grew up in Ms but had no idea of the mass racism, good ole boy political connections, mass corruptions, delta mafia thugs on drugs and back woods conspiracy realities that would turn John Grishems stomach! I recently left Northeast, Ms and I can promise...I will NEVER return to Mississippi again.
I guess I have 2 questions for you KC?? First is why did you stay so long if you hated it so much in Mississippi? And second (and I guess this is more of an observation really)...you hate Mississippi but yet you are on a Mississippi forum??

All states have racism, politics, corruption, etc. etc. I am in California and will be moving to Mississippi...but I've also lived in NY and understand about not making eye contact with people. I guess I'll have to post after I move...but I've been visiting twice a year for 6 years and have never experienced anything like you listed, although I will be in the country and not in town. Is that the difference do you think?

At any rate...I'm looking forward to my move...and have to say...people have been extremely friendly to me on my visits...very neighborly.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Not everyone who is from or lives in Mississippi is racist. I was born in Pascagoula, raised in Mississippi and Texas...and I despise racism. I don't allow any racial remarks to be said in front of my children or anything. They may hear things at school and when they come home to ask What Exactly something means, my answer is Ignorant Names that people give to others. And I tell them to not repeat things. Then I ask if the kids would like to be called names....even stupid or dumb...and they reply with No Momma!

So not everyone in Mississippi is racist. Sadly, a huge part of the population is.

My main reason for wanting to leave.....the heat and humidity. Humidity is everywhere...but the heat I can find a relief too. As my kids say....you can always bundle up to get warmer...but what can you do to cool off?
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Go for a swim??? lol. Just kidding timnwin. I don't know about "you can always bundle up to get warmer" tho. When I lived in NY...I would dress in layers and the wind and cold would go right thru it all. When I'd get home and undress...my skin was bright red almost like it was wind burn. Also...the heating was regulated by the landlord...so there was only so much I could do there.

But everyone has to find their own place they are happy. What makes one person happy doesn't necessarily make another happy for sure. Hope you find your happiness.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Ewwww...swim in these waters? Not since I have seen things that were pulled out of them after Katrina came through here. True...it has been 4 years...but no thanks! lol I would stand in the water hose before sticking a toe in any of the water around here. hehe

It's all good though. We are here for a while still. So I will sit back, watch the rain today, and keep on living!
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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What rain? It's not raining...is it suppose to rain? It looked like it earlier while I was out, was hoping it would blow past
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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It rained for about 45 minutes over here. Just enough to make more mud....but hey...the dog likes it. hehe
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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Didn't rain in Gulfport
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