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Patria    Posted 01-15-2005 at 11:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
..or the cities with the highest incidence of ulcers?

heheh...jut kidding.
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Charleston again ranked 'best-mannered city'

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) -- For the 10th straight year, Charleston tops the unofficial list of the nation's best-mannered cities.

2nd - San Diego

3rd - Seattle

4th - Peoria, Illinois

5th - Omaha, Nebraska

6th - Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa,
and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.

7th - Hollywood, Florida

8th - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

9th - Houston, Texas

10th- Salt Lake City, Utah.



Leapinfroggy    Posted 05-24-2006 at 21:18:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think the friendliest....CITY...
(more a town really) is Sonora, California.
Queen of the Motherlode.



Peanut    Posted 01-15-2005 at 17:48:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria, I'll chime in here on this one:

Pick any town in South Carolina and you'll be pleased.

San Diego - I went to USMC boot camp there. Could not leave fast enough although it is really pretty.

Seattle - Forget it. Too much rain, too expensive for a cup of coffee. I like the city but Jeeeeeze. Why so expensive?

Peoria - I can't offer anything.

Omaha - You betcha. Any town in Nebraska we have stopped at has great folks. We like NE.

Iowa - The town we like the best is Pella. For its Danish culture. Cool town. Cool celebrations. Lots of windmills. Oh yeah, they make really good windows too.

Hollywood, FL - Never been there. I like Destin, FL. Expensive but nice. There are lots of less expensive places on the Gulf. Go visit. The beaches are beautiful.

Philly - Well, what can I say. Ron/PA can you help me here? I have been to Philly several times and hated it each time. Did I miss the "brotherly love"? I guess so.

Houston - Been there once. Loved it. Texas is a great state. Lots of very nice people. The Nuts especially like Fort Worth. That is a great town,

Salt Lake - Never been there. On the list of things to do though.

Not on the list >>>>>

New Orleans - great place to visit. Wouldn't want to live there (again). Hunter (NOLA) you know what I am talking about. I know all about the East and West banks as well as the Bridge Police and the midnight call on Fat Tuesday. I lived there for four years (Kenner, Algiers, lots of other places).

Perry, MO - that is the closest town to our little farm. Its small. Lots of antiques. But the folks are very nice and willing to help anyone.


Patria    Posted 01-16-2005 at 13:34:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for all the replies!


Gunner    Posted 01-15-2005 at 17:47:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
So if those are the best, then the cities on the end of the list would be the worst?
Let me guess, to end the list is SF, NYC & LA.?


Dave Munson Mid Illinois    Posted 01-15-2005 at 17:41:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always thought Lincoln was better than Omaha.

Peoria as 4th on the list, surprises me.


Patria    Posted 01-16-2005 at 13:32:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why?


Bkeepr    Posted 01-15-2005 at 13:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought the list was pretty true when I saw number 6. I used to visit the "Quad Cities" on business quite a bit, and always loved the way people were so friendly there.

Then I saw #8 and I figure the list is way out to lunch because Philly is about the worst place I can think of to even visit...filled with rude, loud city slickers (unfortunately, I'm related to many of 'em, as it is my Dad's home town).

So I'll just stick here on my little place in the country and stay away from all them cities...and towns, too.
Tom A


Ana    Posted 01-15-2005 at 15:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll agree with Bkeeper. We used to live on an island in Virginia and the tourists from NY, NJ, and Philly were rude, crude, and downright mean. They were on vacation and get out of their way or wait on them. They were even mean to little kids. Had no use for any of them, but maybe they are nicer when they are at home.


Patria    Posted 01-15-2005 at 14:13:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lived in Charleston thirty years ago, as a matter of fact, my son Freddy was born there. I didn't speak good English so I mostly kept to myself. At first, people thought I was European..until I opened my mouth! LOL

Back then, I visited also Peoria, don't remember much about the place or the people..and besides, it was too frikin'cold for me to be receptive to politeness! I've been also in Houston, and drove through Philly, but couldn't make a statement as to how polite they were, only maybe on how their driving manners were, and what the heck...I'm from PR!!

Say Tom..did you son do the trip to PR with his friends? I waited for him to email me so we could meet somewhere as he had plan to.

I was wondering what he thought about our manners..




Hi Patria!    Posted 01-16-2005 at 05:31:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
He tried to contact you...I think it was just about the time you were moving, perhaps, so he didn't get hold of you.

Any way, he (and they) absolutley love Puerto Rico and have been talking about a return trip. Loved the people, loved the place. He couldn't talk about anything else for weeks, I thought he was going to quit school and moved down there!

Tom A


You see??    Posted 01-16-2005 at 11:33:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's the problem with us!!

We are way too nice...we welcome everybody with open arms. The 35x100 miles island is getting smaller and smaller for the 4 million population!

But if your son is coming back you should pack and get in the plane with him!

Let me know when, and we'll swap phone numbers in advance.

Patria


that'd be great    Posted 01-16-2005 at 11:49:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
but my travelling days are pretty much over. Too hard to find somebody to "farm-sit" while we're gone, so we really don't go anywhere more than a day trip.

But thanks for the offer!!

Tom A


Red Dave    Posted 01-15-2005 at 13:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Know just what you mean. Anybody making that list that has Philthadelphia in the top 200 has never been there to see for themselves


Clod    Posted 01-15-2005 at 16:51:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would put Washington DC at the top of the list on friendly.But when they act friendly they also ask for a dollar for the payphone.


Bkeepr    Posted 01-16-2005 at 05:33:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta agree, as long as you stay off the beltway or other major road nearby then you're really taking your life in your hands!

Tom A


ret    Posted 01-15-2005 at 17:37:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
we are talking about the friendlist Clod, not a city where you are more likely to get robbed or killed or have your car stolen.
REt


~Lenore    Posted 01-16-2005 at 14:18:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do believe my buddy Clod had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he named DC. ;-)
He was not real fond of the place when he lived there.

I am sure Charleston is a great place.
I think any town or city in Texas could qualify.
"Texas the friendship (Tejas) state"


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