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Hospitality Revisited
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New-Gen    Posted 02-19-2005 at 05:23:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
After reading the replies to my post down below I see it was as I thought..Most peple tend to feel their state offers the best hospility...which is a good thing I guess...I mean if you can't feel welcome in your own state you'd better go find yourself another one.....
I'm from Illinois, but I prefer Wisconsin..
As for what I've seen of "southern hospitiality"....it seems a lot of poeple havn't gotten over the Cival war yet...("We're friendly, even to Yankees")
Think I'll just stay right here where I belong!


To new-gen from Oslo    Posted 02-19-2005 at 10:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
new gen;
This is your quote from a previous post of yours. "These past few days truckers, cops, the Amish, both genders, and who knows what else have been thorouly cussed and discussed, hopefully this topic won't cause much dissention among the ranks...."
It looks as though you are adding the South to your list.
You typed two paragraphs in your post. What I'm wondering about is your second paragraph. If so, you are directing your comments at my wife. For your information, I posted some time ago about a program on TV about slavery in the south and the war. Yes, the South talks about the war, but no more than nearly all the Northerners when they come south.

As a matter of information for you, the South didn't emerge from that war until the 60's. That was the 1960's. You hear people talk about the depresion, well the South didn't know there was a depression. They had been in a depression for nearly a hundred years. Reconstruction saw to that.

You can't possibly understand a culture until you know their history. Bubba jokes and Gone With the Wind just doesn't cut it for understanding.

I posted a story about a cop and two truckers a while back. You obviously were offended by it. I sensed that and gave a response back explaining that I was not speaking negatively about truckers, but I haven't seen a response from you on that issue. Now, you are slamming the South by making references to my wife's post. You obivously don't know the South. If this is your way of getting to me, then you were successful. If this was your way of another putdown, then I suggest you find a new topic that you know something about and leave my wife out of your problems.You have no understanding of what she was saying and I want you to stop showing it.

Your quoting my wife's comment about "we're friendly, even to Yankees" is showing how little you know about them. I hope, if you reply this time, and I hope you do, you make reference only to that which you do know something about.

respectfully,


bob ny    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:27:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
my grandfather once told me meeting people is like throwing a ball at a wall if you throw it hard it comes back hard if you throw it soft it comes back soft hospitality is a one on one situation.


deadcarp    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
it's a little surprising that after all this time the thought's still there. i'd expect it from germany, japan, vietnam, iraq etc but time usually buries prejudices. if an indian called me cowboy it'd be surprising too. course then try changing churches & tell me the younger years don't leave impressions.:)


HOGMAN JUST A THOUGHT    Posted 02-19-2005 at 06:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
You go over and burn Your Neighbors House down and kill all His Livestock and wonder why He doesn't "GET OVER IT"???? Insisting on calling it a "CIVIL WAR" does not help, Old Abe being a Lawyer called it "Putting down a Rebellion" untill such time as the Public had been hoodwinked into accepting it as a ligitmate War.
This is in no way intended as a personal thing towards You but as a general plea to all People to try and forget some 150 Years of Federal Propaganda and "THINK".


New-Gen    Posted 02-19-2005 at 08:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Hogman, I never burned down amybosies house, never owned a slave, ya know why? 'Cause I wasn't around 150 years ago......and neither were any of the other people alive today....and before you and a few others get on your collective high horses, PLEASE NOTE: I DID NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY!!


Salmoneye    Posted 02-19-2005 at 06:14:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm from Vermont...I do what I want...

;-)


Randy    Posted 02-19-2005 at 06:56:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I THINK I'm glad to be a Yankee.


Alias    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:48:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm proud to be an American, a place where I know I'm free.....Hey, that sound like a start to a good patriotic songs. Whatdew you think???


Salmoneye    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:52:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a hit in the making to me ;-)


Alias    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:57:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah I'd best get to work on this one, er somebody will steal my idea and bet me to it..

How's everything in the north woods, Paul?


Salmoneye    Posted 02-19-2005 at 08:06:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chilly still...Sunny, but it hasn't heard that spring is coming yet...



Grove r    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:21:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm Canadian, and dang proud of it!!!! I try to look at the people, rather than the whole area, there are good and bad all over....just look at the thread that was deleted...am I to assume all people from the US are of that mentality, because of one's attitude? Only thing that keeps me posting is the fact that there are a lot of good people, both sides of the border! Have a good one, R.E.L.


Ron/PA    Posted 02-19-2005 at 12:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grove r, I'm watching you, I'm convinced that there's a couple of you Canadagans that are plannin on attacking my palatial estate here at poverty patch. Sounds to me like yer honkin up some equipment and gonna snatch onto my palace's hitch and haul it north. (GRIN)
You just go ahead and lump me in with summa them deleted posters and I'll tell yer wife all them stories I've made up.
As for the war, I recall my grandfather talking about reconstruction, and what his father saw there. He seemed to feel that reconstruction was doing more to divide the country than the war did. Can't say for certain, cause I was too young to enlist.
Ennyhoo, I've traveled nearly all of these 48 states, and quite a bit of Canada. I've been treated good and bad in every area I've been to. I've been beaten up for $40.00 in Atlanta, and I was robbed at knife point in Cheektawaga NY, for $20.00 (Buffalo) Shades of difference? Nah, people are people no matter where ya go. One of the best treatments I ever got was from a foul mouthed mechanic in NYC, one of the worst was from a farmer in Florida?? Go figure. Every person gets one shot at my head, I know drunks I'd bend over backwards for, and preachers I wouldn't give the time of day.
OK, I'm done, here's the soap box for someone else to git up on.
Ron


hey grover    Posted 02-19-2005 at 07:51:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just tuned in a few moments ago. What thread was deleted?...........gfp


Ron/PA    Posted 02-19-2005 at 12:31:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
gfp, they never save nothin good for us latecomers! Let me know if you ever get to see the post.
Ron


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