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I have been all across this great country which is the United States, and if I had to choose between Texas and California, I would choose Texas every time.

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Old 10-05-2020, 02:22 PM
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Mattress Mack came and spoke at work many years ago. A really interesting life story and dynamic personality. When it came to paying him, he said no need, just please help a charity when I ask. A few years later he asked after hurricane Katrina. We had new corporate owners at the time (now Blackstone) and they said no. Really rubbed me the wrong way with the new owners and made me very glad when they sold us after only one year of ownership.

Even though I've lived in Texas my whole life, I can understand why some don't like it. Some days I'm not too fond of it but most of the time I'm happy here. I encounter really friendly, helpful people and I'm used to the heat.
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is Texas still #1 in wind power?
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is Texas still #1 in wind power?
Especially when the legislature is in session.
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i was this close to going to Texas Tech university. while visiting, i saw a guy i went to high school with. he was working (at a footlocker? cant remember). i said hi, and the girl he was standing with said, "you know him?" he looked at me and said, "no".

the girl i was with, said i would have to get used to that..hhaha..we went out to lunch right after that and the host gave everyone at the table a menu, except me. my friend Julie gave the hostess a rash of ****.

no thanks. i didnt go to texas tech.

to be clear, i was in Lubbock last year and it was delightful. no issues. people were cool.
That's weird.
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Texas is a Western state
No, Texas is a Southern state.
No, Texas is a Great Plains state.
No, Texas is a Mountain state.

Huh...funny how 1000 miles can make a simple statement so wrong.

Anyways, who needs ski bunnies, all covered up in puffy jackets and hats. We have tube bunnies.
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I like Texas. Huge variety of people and cultural influences. I’d probably live there if western Ohio wasn’t so perfect.
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If the weather was like it's been this past week for the other 51 weeks a year, I probably wouldn't be able to afford to live here.

But it's been packed at Memorial park. Maskless Covid spreaders everywhere. Disgusting. Stay away.
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I'm a northerner, (Minnesota), so about as far from Texas as you can get, both physically and culturally. I've never really been there, other than driving across the Texas panhandle but it's cool in its own way. Really vast, that's for sure. What I've always liked about Texas is that people have an identity that's tied to the state like none of the other 49 states. That's kind of interesting.

When I was a kid, (and well into adulthood), I had what I now consider a strange prejudice against the place. Some of you will probably laugh at me for this but as a small child, I worshiped JFK. The first book I ever read in first grade was PT109. We were Irish Catholics and he made us proud. I personally blamed Texas for killing JFK and vowed to never set foot in the state. Especially Dallas, I had a burning hatred for it.

Completely irrational, I know, like most prejudices. I got over it or came to my senses at some point and though I still haven't been there, I'd love to visit Dallas some time before I leave this earth and make peace w my former resentment. Getting over resentments is one of the most healing things in life, I've found.
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I’ll meet you in Dallas speeder.
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^^^Speeder, I enjoyed reading your post. Synopsized an interesting and tragic period of our Nation’s history.
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We came here for a job. Before then, I had never thought of Texas, never gave the state a second thought, and hated the two times I drove across it on I-10. The second time, I did the entire Orange-El Paso drive non-stop in one day just so I wouldn't have to spend a night in that god forsaken state.

We moved here nearly sight unseen 15 years ago, and we both like it. Houston was a big part of that, I don't think I would have liked Dallas, and we couldn't afford Austin, but we would have loved it. Coming from Tucson (which is still our location of choice), Austin would have been like living in the humid neighborhood of a town we already knew.

Houston proved itself to us because it's downright filthy with culture, history, ethnic mixing...every country is represented, every religion, every culture, every food, every region, it's here, and since we're on the SW side, it's usually within 3 miles of our house.

We've bought a house, started 2 businesses and I'm now working for a non-profit to teach disadvantaged kids in the barrio some trade skills so they can go start their own businesses.

Other than that, it's dirty and rude.
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Well Speeder as a kid living in Texas as a 4th grader in art class our teacher came in after being called over the loud speaker to come to the office. He then told us in a shaky voice Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. We were released too go home if we wanted or could go too the gym till school was out. I think it was 1:30 or so. My older brother and I rode our bikes home and our mom was crying. My parents were long time R. My mom kept saying America will blame Texas for his murder. My older brother and I felt bad because we had loved going to Dallas. And yes Texas got the wrap although Oswald was a fake Texan.
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I’ll meet you in Dallas speeder.
Let's make that happen. I need to go to the place, Dealey Plaza, and see the museum they set up. I went to the one in Memphis where MLK was shot, it was amazing.

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Well Speeder as a kid living in Texas as a 4th grader in art class our teacher came in after being called over the loud speaker to come to the office. He then told us in a shaky voice Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. We were released too go home if we wanted or could go too the gym till school was out. I think it was 1:30 or so. My older brother and I rode our bikes home and our mom was crying. My parents were long time R. My mom kept saying America will blame Texas for his murder. My older brother and I felt bad because we had loved going to Dallas. And yes Texas got the wrap although Oswald was a fake Texan.
Thank you for sharing this personal story. I was only 4 years old and I don't have any memory of the day JFK was shot, the adults must have shielded me and got me away from TV sets or something(?) My sister who is one year older remembers it because she was in kindergarten...I still think it's strange that I was not made aware or saw people crying, etc. You could have filled a swimming pool w the tears that were cried in America that week. My dad told me that it was the same when FDR died.

My hatred for Texas had no logic...I thought that Texas killed him. That we sent him there for a visit and they sent him back in a box. When I actually looked at the photos from that day, he got the warmest welcome imaginable from Dallas. It's just a tragic, horrible thing and I now feel sorry for Dallas getting blamed for it. Not fair.

Sorry if I took this thread in a strange direction.
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