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Old 09-11-2006, 11:51 PM
 
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I am a new member here. I live in Missouri. I have lived in the ozark hills, the middle of the state, and the northern parts. No matter where I have gone in other states, I have to say that Missouri is the BEST place to live. I'm not 'stuck' here. I chose to live here. We have a little bit of everything, including heaven if you are a nature lover. If you don't like what you see in one direction, turn around and look the other way. There is bound to be something there you will enjoy. The people, in general, are some of the nicest you could meet anywhere. We are friendly, patriotic, and always ready to help a neighbor in need. The big cities have the same problems as any other in this nation. The good news is...you don't have to live there!

I have enjoyed reading the posts here and wanted to jump in with my 2 cents many times. Now that I'm a memeber.....!!

"Mo~orphan"
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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MO~orphan, that's great thanks, Amen to that!
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:42 AM
 
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Are you familiar w/ the Maryville Mo area? I was just curious about the winter months and any problems with flooding in that area.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-Missouri
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Default Misery or Missouri

I have a friend who is unhappy no matter where he goes. He says he wants to live in Montana, THEN he'd be happy. (He's already lived there but moved back because he was unhappy!)

He thinks he wants to move back to Montana...you guessed it, so that he can be happy.

When will people ever learn?

Wherever you go, there you are! So you'd better learn how to be happy where you're at!

BTW - I'm a Missouri boy, born in St. Louis, lived in St. Charles, North Missouri, and now Jefferson City and really like Missouri.

I'd be happier, if I could live closer to a trout stream! But there's plenty around to keep me happy...no complaints.

Jeff
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Default I agree Mo~orphan

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Originally Posted by MO~orphan View Post
I am a new member here. I live in Missouri. I have lived in the ozark hills, the middle of the state, and the northern parts. No matter where I have gone in other states, I have to say that Missouri is the BEST place to live. I'm not 'stuck' here. I chose to live here. We have a little bit of everything, including heaven if you are a nature lover. If you don't like what you see in one direction, turn around and look the other way. There is bound to be something there you will enjoy. The people, in general, are some of the nicest you could meet anywhere. We are friendly, patriotic, and always ready to help a neighbor in need. The big cities have the same problems as any other in this nation. The good news is...you don't have to live there!

I have enjoyed reading the posts here and wanted to jump in with my 2 cents many times. Now that I'm a memeber.....!!
I grew up in California. I've lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Merced, Modesto, then ten years in San Francisco, western Oregon, eastern Oregon in La Grande (actually very nice), Virginia, Chicago area, two years in Cuba, Germany, Manila,Philippines, and Las Vegas. My two favorite places until I moved to Missouri were Virginia and Las Vegas. But I have to say, I moved to Missouri after researching the nation and Missouri for two years and making trips out to see it for myself. I knew no one here. I sold in LV last June and drove to Springfield with two cats in my truck, household left in storage back in LV, and began looking for a home. It took me a long while to find what I wanted, but I did. In the meantime, I've met a whole circle of friends who quickly accepted me, I have the world's BEST neighbors around me, and I love my house on acreage north of town. This part of Missouri is the most beautiful country I've ever seen, just marvellous. I sometimes get distracted when driving and have to catch myself so I don't run off the road as I get mesmerized by the beauty. I love the open green fields mixed with stands of woods and there are cows and cattle and horses in the fields. I love the winter with its periods of bitter cold where I can use my Russian fur cap with ear flaps, and I love the thousands of lightning bugs that flash green lights across my lawns in the summer. I hate the tornado scares, but I love the thunderstorms!! And people here are very religious. They believe Jesus is the Son of God and Lord, but they aren't in your face and trying to convert you ever second to join their churches. They'll ask you point blank what your affiliation is (I'm Baptist), they'll invite you to their churches, but they don't press and don't take offense if you go your way. Missouri truly is Americana in spades. I'm extremely proud to be American, and if someone from overseas were to ask me; "tell me where to go to experience the real America", I'd say.."Missouri". I absolutely love it here.

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Old 09-12-2006, 01:17 PM
 
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Colleges good? Things to do for teenagers?
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:29 PM
 
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Default Can I jump in with a question? :o)

We are looking for a place to move. What are springfield (or cities in S.E. Missouri) winters like? We are Floridians, and we'd like a little snow but don't know how to handle more than 6 inches. ;o) Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:19 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I've lived in Springfield since 1999 and I have only seen a couple of snowfalls in excess of 6 inches. One of them was about 2 feet - lots of fun. It is rare to have more than a few days per year with enough snow/ice to effect driving.

Personally, the kid in me loves a "snow day".
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:06 AM
 
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I've lived in Springfield since 1999 and I have only seen a couple of snowfalls in excess of 6 inches. One of them was about 2 feet - lots of fun. It is rare to have more than a few days per year with enough snow/ice to effect driving.

Personally, the kid in me loves a "snow day".
How many months of snow? Hot summers? Humid?
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:25 AM
 
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Hey MoMark,

Great info, thanks. You covered 2 things that are very important for me
1 are the folks neighborly and
2 will I get burned at the stake for not being Christian

The more I learn, the better Springfield sounds.
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