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Back Where I Come From – Day 16

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Back Where I Come From – Day 16

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-16/

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Thanks for today’s question, Suzanne! 🙂

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Question # 16

16. Was your hometown a “backwards” place or do you feel that it was progressive?

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My Answer:

I think our city has been pretty progressive over the years. Some would say it’s still a bit backwards in some ways, because it still has the feel of a smaller town. This can be seen in some of the outdated beliefs we see and hear about whenever something new is presented. Still, the city has grown to a population of over 200,000, and is still growing. New businesses are coming in, even as older ones are phased out. So, I think progress is being made here now, just as it has been all along.

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© 2017 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 8

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Back Where I Come From – Day 8

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Thanks, Suzanne, for a fun September challenge!

Here’s where you can find Suzanne’s blog: https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-8/

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8. How old were you when you took your first drink of alcohol, if you ever have? What were the circumstances surrounding that moment?

I don’t remember. Really, I don’t. My parents didn’t drink alcohol, but they had a hidden bottle of whisky (I think) only for emergency toothaches. That bottle sat up there in the cabinet for years. I did use it when I had a toothache sometimes. A little on a Q-tip, applied to the sore tooth/gum worked great at numbing the area.

I suppose I had a drink at a party. I remember at different times over the years the drinks I had a little of. They were a Cuba Libra, Tom Collins, Daiquiri, Beer, Wine. I’ve tasted a Margarita, Scotch, Rum & Coke, and a Martini, which was awful. From all these listed, I mostly had only a few sips to see what they tasted like. I only had too much, a time or two. I was more into smoking the weed than drinking. I don’t drink any alcohol now, but I like the taste of beer, so have a non-alcohol one every evening. Some would say what’s the point in that? I know, I know…but, it suits me fine.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 3

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Back Where I Come From – Day 3

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-3/

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Thanks for hosting this fun new challenge, Suzanne!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for the details. It’s fun! 🙂

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Question # 3 –

3. Were you raised in a town/city or in a rural area? Do you live in the same type of place now?

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My answer:

Our house was in the city limits, but just barely. We were on the north edge of town in a small addition, a little ways south of the local airport. There were cotton fields on two sides by our house. It wasn’t unusual to see someone with a horse and wagon going down the street, even as the jet planes came in low for landing over our heads. I used to wave at the people in the planes in the hopes they could see me out in the back yard. They probably could, as I could almost see in the plane windows as I was trying to look at them.

Before we had a fence in back, we kids sometimes got stranded, standing on the side bars of our swing set. That’s because some farmer’s hogs/pigs got loose and were roaming the neighborhood. We’d holler, “The pigs are coming!” We’d have to stay up on the swings until they went on their way.

Our next door neighbor kept chickens in her back yard. The whole half of her yard was like a big chicken coop.

My dog used to run barking at the crop duster planes, as they swooped very low, spraying the cotton fields in the early fall. We have a home movie of this, too.

So, to answer the question, finally… we lived in the city, but it was very rural.

And, we live in the same city now, only on the southern edge, barely in the city limits. We still occasionally see someone riding a horse through the neighborhood, and not too far, maybe a mile or less, there are farms with horses, and goats. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS