The main reason Orgonians (and Washingtonians, for that matter) grouse
about Californians is that they come up here and pay what is to us
_ridiculous_ amounts of money - and what is to them _peanuts_ - for
houses, driving our property prices out of (our) sight. Then, they want
to build row upon row of cracker-box stuccoed tract houses, broken
only by strip malls, so they aren't homesick for what they claim they
wanted to leave when they left California.
Sunday, August 06, 2000, 7:12:01 PM, G. wrote:
> From: Barry Heigher <email@example.com>
>>The last time I read any statistics on Ca, there were
>>more people moving into the state than were moving
>>out. Maybe it is they who should be doing the
>>complaining. I lived there for about fifteen years and
>>it was rare to meet a "native" Californian.
> I'm a native Californian. I live in my great grandmother's house, which was
> the only one for miles when it was built in the 1920s, but is now in the
> middle of Los Angeles (well, San Fernando Valley, for those familiar with
> LA). It would be ridiculous for people here to be resentful of newcomers,
> since nobody has roots more than 100 years back, and besides, it would be
> like ordering the tide to retreat. So we go happily along speaking Spanish
> and eating Thai food.
I lived in the East Bay (San Francisco) from 73-78. Not only do I not
recognize anything much when I go back to visit, I can't wait to
leave. I'm a native of Colorado, and I enjoy visiting there, but home
is where I'm at. I'd like to be in a smaller, slower paced area (yes,
even smaller and slower paced than Medford :-)) but being in a high
tech industry isn't the way to go to do that.
> In fact, one of these days, after I finish a couple of my trucks, I'm going
> to move away for a few years just so I can say I lived in more than one
> place my whole life. I guess I won't be settling in Bend, Oregon, though.
> Maybe someplace where it rains....
> Grant S.
> 54 3100 (mostly all there)
> 54 3100 (mostly not there)
> 55 1st 3100 (mostly rust)
> Los Angeles, CA
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