Don’t blame me man, I just work here.
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Not without merit
They make a good point.
West Virginia speaks… from West Virginia and Kapiti apparently.
Indeed, there is much truth in that map.
And this is how the rest of the world would view W.Va, if they’d bother to look.
The caricature of them as imbecilic is unkind, and untrue.
I should know, I’m one of them.
They are both friendly and yet insular, but not ignorant.
Most of them looked at the outside world at one time or another and said “No thanks,” and that fact alone seems to irritate outsiders the most, that the humble West Virginia Mountaineer would reject them and their world view.
Good on ya Lou, as the mates from Oz would say, I see something similar on I64 as I go to work. Now if you will excuse me its back to the canning and cursing people from Ohio.
I’d rather that the rest of the world doesn’t discover what an incredible place WV is.. It’s a gorgeously beautiful land with friendly, intelligent and literate people. The last thing any of us want is for everyone else to realize we’re here.
We can sleep with our windows and doors open in summer and rarely worry about break-ins (of course, most of us own 50 guns). We know our neighbors and they know us and we watch out for each other cause it’s the neighborly thing to do.
We can be self-supporting and actually not fall into a mindless panic if the power goes off. Many of us have small gardens. This year Rob & I grew corn, beans, tomatoes (59 tomato plants so you do the math), broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, and potatoes. This doesn’t count the fresh herbs, pears, crabapples, apples, mulberries and backberries. All of the above was grown on one acre and is either eaten fresh or canned. With flour, sugar and coffee, we could actually survive on what we grow. (Course, with the price of gas & heating oil, that’s become more important that it was in the past.)
Yeah, we used to get pissed off at such juvenile attempts at humor, but not as much we we used to. We look around at the world today and realize that we’re very, very lucky to live here.
And, well, people from Ohio really can’t drive for shit.
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