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Nothing At All Against You City Boys...

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  • Started 4 years ago by Perique
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  1. mso489

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    That old straw about how you can take the person out of the country but you can't take the country out of the person is literally true. In this part of the country, native residents of a certain age who grew up in the country often plowed behind mules. Some who never did, think they did anyway. It's a life that abides in the memory.

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  2. jmatt

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    I can't recall being as envious as this thread has made me. I live in a subdivision on a one acre lot 20 minutes from the middle of downtown Indianapolis. But my yard is dark and quiet at night and we've had deer, fox, and coyotes in the yard. A week ago I saw a Bald Eagle fly over my house. I'd have lost the bet I'd ever see one of those here.

    But I grew up in an Amish/Mennonite community and I was probably into high school before I understood that no - hitching posts at the bank, post office, hardware, and grocery store weren't "normal" in the rest of the world.

    I'm an attorney and I always figured John Denver's "Wild Montana Skies" was about my life. Just still waiting to go back to the country.

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  3. sothron

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    Just still waiting to go back to the country.

    It's never too late, jmatt.

    And if you have kids, it can't be soon enough. Raise 'em right, raise 'em strong, as they'll inherit a world very different for that which we grew up in.

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    For 35 years I could not see the real stars because of the glow of lights in the "BIG CITY". Now I am back and you can not only see the normal constellations but the whole ole Milky Way. I had forgotten how beautiful it could be. Or Beaver creek aglow with thousands of fireflies, as bass and carp bust the top water earning a nightly living, while we set lines for blues and channel cats. Driving out to the blind for dove and waterfowl on the pond, or quail, turkey, pheasant, and Prairie Chicken along the fence rows and up in the jacks for White Tail. Yup, you gotta really hate this kind of livin.

    "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
    Benjamin Franklin
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