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When I knew this Cityboy had to move Out
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Jimbob    Posted 02-12-2003 at 08:11:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to leave the Detroit, MI area to go to grandpas' house in the country. I was seven years old helping my grandpa plant a tomato garden. When the day was over, I knew I had to get out of the metro Detroit area when I was old enough.


WallSal55 - -    Posted 02-13-2003 at 06:37:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
We left when our doorbell wouldn't stop ringing
(usually during dinner, children at the door), our son got hit by a car, and the rescue unit
began to come down our street all the time!
(Since moving out, the sirens only got louder
and louder as they have improved them. (?) Then I
got a disorder/syndrome where I had increased
sensitivity to noise, so it was time to leave.


Wild Story....Jimbob    Posted 02-13-2003 at 08:01:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
The city environment is not healthy (I'm not a doctor here). However, I heard many stories. One person left the city when 12 years old. He went back for the big paying job at 19. After a few months, he would have dizzy spells to the point he did not trust himself driving. He got many doctors working with him. Some of the doctors were from different parts of the US having an interest in this unusual case. No one could find the problem, but one doctor stated something in the environment was causing the problem. He moved back to this area & has been healthy for over 20 years without an incident. The man is intelligent, a solid & stabile hard working person. Go figure, sensitive toxicity issues does happen to some individuals.


Just the opposit,,,    Posted 02-12-2003 at 09:41:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
About 1969, after my Grandfather died, my dad call us three boys together and sat us down, he asked us if any of us were interested in keeping the farm going? Being the youngest, I knew that if my two brothers voted right, I threw my last bale, drug my last wheat sack, cleaned my last barn gutter, and milked my last cow,, and they did!!
Suddenly I knew I could get off the farm someday.
Since then My oldest brother and I bought the farm, still bale, clean barns, bale, BUT,, no more combines, and no milking!!
What went wrong with our plan, we could have gotten out for free, and we paid money for alot of years to keep doing it??? Some folks never learn.
Later
Ron/PA


Jinbob    Posted 02-12-2003 at 10:18:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hard work builds character.


Jim (Mi)    Posted 02-12-2003 at 09:08:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Heck, Jimbob, I grew up in New Baltimore, and that was to city for me. I am only 25, and in 99, I knew my city days were up, and I wanted out. remember we were looking at houses around St. Clair Shores and New Baltimore, but I got sick to my stomach every time we went to a showing. My wife was o.k., since she has been in a sub her whole life. I told her I wanted to get out more towards Richmond since my sister was out there. Her mom is up in Cass City, and she liked going up there, and lke going to our place in Ludington. So I told her I am sorry, but I cannot live in the city no more, I had to get out. So we bought our property and put a house on it. At first she was a little nervous, actually having to drive 20 minutes to get to a store, and not having the neighbors real close, but has grown to love it. I asked her if something was to happen to us, would she go back to the city, she said no way, she truely loves being out. I work in Warren and could do without the drive, but hey, gotta go where the money is. She commutes to Romeo, and although it is far, she has no traffic jam ever, so she really does not mind. :>) Kinda funny you mention your family is Lawyers. I just got off the phone with two in Port Huron. I am seeking some legal help. Nothing serious. since I have only been here 3 years, I am definately not familiar with the Boardwalk bar. I stop in at Military Street Bar once in a while. My buddy sets up video games in a lot of the bars in Port Huron, and I help him out here and there. I just recently found out my grandfather was born and raised in Port Huron. I have to stop over there and talk to him. I used to work at a cabinet shop when I was just out of school. My boss Bill Kerner races on Sassy. I am sure u heard of it. It is a 70 footer. He has him 25 years in about 5 years ago, and is a Captain, or whatever you call it. My uncle is good friends with the Schmidt's who own Sassy Marina and the boat. I always go down into the city for Boat night. It is one great party down there.


Jimbob    Posted 02-12-2003 at 10:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sassy is a famous boat. Richmond is interesting. Although within 30- 40 miles to many heavy metropolitan city areas, it is almost a world lost down there. Just like up north here. Glad the farmers have kept the area pristine.


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