life long resident

Berea, WV

#1 Sep 9, 2012
I have been reading several posts about our town, and it got me to thinking. Buckhannon used to be a great little town, It was the small town that you would want to raise you kid in. People for decades have been moving there families to small towns to get them away from violence. And believe it or not, not more that a decade ago buckhannon was like that you could let you kids walk up the street alone and know that once they got out of your sight one of the neighbors would keep an eye on them, The whole community used to help raise children, because a parent cannot keep there eye on there children 100% of the time. But now Buckhannon has become a town that makes the news every night but not for anything good. We have a body found in a trailer park down on railroad ave, a missing person, a body on bull run and murder for hire. Its has went from a sleepy little town where you could leave your doors unlocked to a town where you no longer feel safe with deadbolts on the doors. No one respects other people or there property and they no longer teach there children. Kids now think they are owed something and should not have to work for anything. Buckhannon you need to bring back the values of the past if you want any chance of a decent future.
sally

United States

#2 Sep 9, 2012
life long resident wrote:
I have been reading several posts about our town, and it got me to thinking. Buckhannon used to be a great little town, It was the small town that you would want to raise you kid in. People for decades have been moving there families to small towns to get them away from violence. And believe it or not, not more that a decade ago buckhannon was like that you could let you kids walk up the street alone and know that once they got out of your sight one of the neighbors would keep an eye on them, The whole community used to help raise children, because a parent cannot keep there eye on there children 100% of the time. But now Buckhannon has become a town that makes the news every night but not for anything good. We have a body found in a trailer park down on railroad ave, a missing person, a body on bull run and murder for hire. Its has went from a sleepy little town where you could leave your doors unlocked to a town where you no longer feel safe with deadbolts on the doors. No one respects other people or there property and they no longer teach there children. Kids now think they are owed something and should not have to work for anything. Buckhannon you need to bring back the values of the past if you want any chance of a decent future.
first of all it's not ur neighbors job to watch ur child. Never has been. Secondly as long as u keep ur nose clean and don't run with the wrong crowd u have nothing to worry about
doc

Branson, MO

#3 Sep 9, 2012
Buckhannon has never been a safe little town , who are you kidding!There are still bodies taht have not been found in that town from 10,15 and 20 years ago! and probably some missing noone even are aware of/.
life long resident

Berea, WV

#4 Sep 11, 2012
I never said it was a neighbors job to watch your kids. Just like a buckhannon resident to look at the one point they could put a drama spin on. I just know that i grew up in a neighborhood where once I got out of my moms sight then if I done something stupid then one of the neighbors would be call mom or they would get after us themselves. Never said it was there job to watch us but when a kid knows that the "ADULTS" in a neighborhood can get along and talk to each other then the kids know that they will be held accountable for there actions, then they are a little more careful about how they behave. But now days you have neighbors who dont even know each others names and could sit right there and watch your kid do something that might get them killed and could careless. BECAUSE ITS NOT MY JOB TO WATCH YOUR KID!!! So let them do whatever and keep your mouth shut then when your kid gets hurt or is missing then you want the neighbors to feel sorry for you. THEN YOUR NEIGHBORS ANSWER SHOULD BE SORRY ITS NOT MY RESPONSIBLITY TO WATCH YOUR KID, ITS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR KID IS DOING DRUGS, FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF...THAT RIGHT THERE IS WHATS WRONG WITH ALL YOU PEOPLE. Your to busy blaming someone for something stupid to see, that I did not say it was a neighbors job to watch our kids, but its nice to have a good neighborhood, that will come to you and say hey your kid was to far out of there own yard, or your kid is throwing rocks at cars when your not looking, BUT YOU WOULD PROBABLY BE THE KIND OF PERSON TO SAY MY KID DOES NOT WRONG, GET OUT OF MY YARD. i'M DONE WITH THIS TREAD AND YOU PEOPLE YOU INTENTIONALLY TAKE EVERYTHING THE WRONG WAY TO FIGHT WITH SOMEONE.
UMC

United States

#5 Sep 11, 2012
I agree
sally

United States

#6 Sep 11, 2012
B*tch I WATCH my child. Ik that she does things she shouldn't do and she gets time out. And as far as someone else's child coming into my yard, idc if they do because while I'm watching my child I'll watch theirs too cuz I'm that kind of a person.

Level 2

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#7 Sep 11, 2012
Welcome to Topix, i will be your tour guide Johnny Chimpo... Our first stop, Buckhannons forum, ooooh, here's a tough one, remember, keep all boring, nice, reasonable, bleek, out of thought, religious comments and topics to yourself and bottled inside, no one cares, we're all here to rant and out of boredom and to find out what the hell is new...I hate to tell you long timer, ya sorta walked in to this one with arms wide open.
kay

Fairmont, WV

#8 Sep 11, 2012
I do not care who your child or children are, I can tell you they all at one time or another will do something they Shouldn't Do. There Are No Perfect Children In This World.
idk

Elkins, WV

#9 Sep 12, 2012
doc wrote:
Buckhannon has never been a safe little town , who are you kidding!There are still bodies taht have not been found in that town from 10,15 and 20 years ago! and probably some missing noone even are aware of/.
How do you know this? What bodies and where are they hidden?

Maybe you should be questioned
idk

Elkins, WV

#10 Sep 12, 2012
sally wrote:
B*tch I WATCH my child. Ik that she does things she shouldn't do and she gets time out. And as far as someone else's child coming into my yard, idc if they do because while I'm watching my child I'll watch theirs too cuz I'm that kind of a person.
I think we all can see what kind of person you are by your immediate use foul language.. Do you eat with that mouth?

Generally speaking when a person uses foul language it is because they aren't intelligent enough to make their point with the use of proper wording or lack of understanding.

There was no need to attack anyone. I remember those days and agree!
Long Timer

Elkins, WV

#11 Sep 12, 2012
It's going to take alot more than a few comments from some random poser to get the long timers stirred up.
It is still a free country, us long timers are partially to thank for that and we will comment and "walk" where we want.

Like you young whipper snappers say; If you don't like the discussion then "Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!"

“.May the odds be ever with you”

Level 7

Since: Jul 12

United States

#12 Sep 12, 2012
I too can remember when it was safe to let your kids out after dark. You didn't have to worry about maybe living next door to a sex offender and Long Timer, I agree with what you are saying.Sally's post just shows how society is now by only picking out one part of your post. It is too bad but we will never get back to those days again.

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