“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#21 Feb 21, 2009
I still go in to Houston once a week. That is a reminder of city life and I look forward to getting back here.

Without the once a week trip I might forget!!
homesick18

Godley, TX

#22 Feb 21, 2009
Well I think you are lucky to get to go there once a week. I only get to go once in a while and love it (not the traffic though) while I am there. The first few times I had a hard time coming back. But the longer I am here, the more I am accepting it. However, no place will ever be 'home' like La Porte was. I miss watching all the big ships come in from all over the world down on Galveston Bay, eating fresh seafood and feeling the seabreeze. It was like a whole other world.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#23 Feb 21, 2009
I know what you mean. I grew up in New England and miss a lot of things from the area.
I miss a lot of things from Houston as well.

I suppose it's a case of the grass is always greener...it's human nature to a large degree.

I don't know where you live up here and what age you are. I get frustrated with it and certainly get upset with a lot of things but I'm here for a while.

Try out the gym in the mornings (weekdays). We have a pretty good group of locals and outsiders. It can be comical and fun.

“U.S.A.R.I.P”

Since: Jul 08

Terlingua

#24 Feb 21, 2009
Used to live in the Gulf Coast area too and wasnt bad --miss the fishing and all that .had to move up here to keep my job and really dont miss the former place. The snakes,mosqitos and the worse humidity ...keep em (the medical care is the worse part that I miss)just dont get real sick
homesick18

Godley, TX

#25 Feb 21, 2009
Yes the humidity and mosquitos can be bad at times (never saw any snakes). But you get used to the humidity, and spray mosquito repellent on and your good-to-go. The medical care IS fantastic, so are the seafood, cajun, and mexican restaurants, the Kemah amusement park, fishing, crabbing, boating, etc,etc..........uh oh, now I'm homesick again.
homesick18

Godley, TX

#26 Feb 21, 2009
Gordonfan24 wrote:
Used to live in the Gulf Coast area too and wasnt bad --miss the fishing and all that .had to move up here to keep my job and really dont miss the former place. The snakes,mosqitos and the worse humidity ...keep em (the medical care is the worse part that I miss)just dont get real sick
What do you do and where do you go if you get real sick?

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#27 Feb 22, 2009
homesick18 wrote:
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What do you do and where do you go if you get real sick?
Anywhere but here.....preferably towards the Woodlands or Houston.
Too many horror stories for my liking.
I have heard some good reviews but they were day trips to the emergency room and generally were positive due to the lack of a wait.

I seriously, would not have any medical care short of an absolute emergency done here. We are even contemplating changing our doctor for check ups to an out of town doctor.
He's rude and arrogant and I want to fire his ass.
homesick18

Godley, TX

#28 Feb 22, 2009
The rule of thumb is 'never go to a doctor who is rude and arrogant to you.' If they don't want to see you, find yourself another one. I too have my own horror stories. And was given advice by others. Once again leaving me baffled as to why one cannot receive medical care in Crockett, Texas. When you move into a town and have to depend on the services of people there and then what you get is that or worse....well, the question is why? And what about the churches? It seems that some (not all) of them have morphed off into something unrecognizable so as to even be about Christianity. They have splintered off and went the way of some sort of religious fanaticism bordering on cultism, or they have become similiar to a 'feel-good' seminar with a motivational speaker behind the pulpit. So, doctors that won't see you or don't want to see you, churches that aren't churches and preachers that aren't preachers. All preying on peoples fears. Whats up with that?

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#29 Feb 22, 2009
Goes hand in hand with the ignorance and stupidity.

As we have mentioned there are some great people here. I certainly don't want to group everyone together.

Who do we attract? Who looks at Crockett and says "Hey, I want to move my family there?" Unless they were from here originally. How many folks have moved here without a family tie?
Very few from what I have seen.

Look at the good Doctors that have come from the outside and you will see that (at least all I've seen) they have all left. No one from outside can work with those that make the decisions and influence the ways of the town. Who needs to put up with the crap they hand out?

When I first moved here I saw a town that could be something. Over the years It seems very few want it to be anything more than it is now.
I can't tell you the amount of times I have heard "we like it just the way it is"

Maybe I am looking at a different town and county?
I sure don't see the paradise they see.
Maybe lowering ones expectations to near death levels will help?lol
homesick18

Godley, TX

#30 Feb 22, 2009
Well we moved here without family, or anyone for that matter. But I didn't know the implications of that until I was already here. We heard there were a lot of people coming up from Houston. I wonder how many are here. In a way I understand why they want to keep their town small. With a lot of growth comes a lot more problems. It is quaint, quiet and has a lot of historical charm. Guess if it was my hometown I wouldn't want it to change either. Being born and raised here would make a big difference. They are probably sick and tired of the 'big city' folks trying to change things. Guess there is good and bad everywhere and we have to only look for the good. There are a lot of positives. Clean air, quiet country atmosphere, some good people (some I am very fond of) good soil, no hurricanes (at least no big ones), no flooding. The biggest negative for me is that I miss my family.
One who Knows

Grapeland, TX

#31 Feb 22, 2009
I was not born here, but I was raised here, been here for the better part of 25 years, so I call it home. I tell them I am an implant from Houston. It's not easy being an outsider nor does it ever get easier. Guess that's why I am trying to get the hell out of here, once again. Although I lived in Baytown for a few years, it's not a place to raise kids, so I will settle for another small town in Panola County, which isn't much better than here, but it has been said to be a good community to move to. Good Luck. BTW My sister is wanting to move back to Houston, hope she does.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#32 Feb 23, 2009
One who Knows wrote:
I was not born here, but I was raised here, been here for the better part of 25 years, so I call it home. I tell them I am an implant from Houston. It's not easy being an outsider nor does it ever get easier. Guess that's why I am trying to get the hell out of here, once again. Although I lived in Baytown for a few years, it's not a place to raise kids, so I will settle for another small town in Panola County, which isn't much better than here, but it has been said to be a good community to move to. Good Luck. BTW My sister is wanting to move back to Houston, hope she does.
This is what bothers me....25 years and still an outsider. Two more people (with familes) moving because of the incompetence of our elected leaders.
I guess it's the price we pay to live in utopia!

When I first moved here the redneck idiot down the road from my house told me in his best Festus voice "Don't worry, give it some time and yuuule be accepted."
I simply looked at him and said "By what?"
Acceptance is not what I live for.
homesick18

Granbury, TX

#33 Feb 23, 2009
One who Knows wrote:
I was not born here, but I was raised here, been here for the better part of 25 years, so I call it home. I tell them I am an implant from Houston. It's not easy being an outsider nor does it ever get easier. Guess that's why I am trying to get the hell out of here, once again. Although I lived in Baytown for a few years, it's not a place to raise kids, so I will settle for another small town in Panola County, which isn't much better than here, but it has been said to be a good community to move to. Good Luck. BTW My sister is wanting to move back to Houston, hope she does.
Sorry to hear you are leaving but 25 years is a long time to have to feel like an 'outsider'. I hope you both find a wonderful place with acceptance, not division; peace, not strife; love, not hate; and with a community spirit that is open and welcoming.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#34 Feb 23, 2009
I enjoy a lot of things in Houston. I would really like to see some new businesses come in. I am not a chain eater but I would like to see a few.

A movie theatre that doesn't stink of urine would be nice.
A "real" grocery store.
A "real" Walmart.

Am I being picky....lol
homesick18

Granbury, TX

#35 Feb 27, 2009
Man from Crockett wrote:
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This is what bothers me....25 years and still an outsider. Two more people (with familes) moving because of the incompetence of our elected leaders.
I guess it's the price we pay to live in utopia!
When I first moved here the redneck idiot down the road from my house told me in his best Festus voice "Don't worry, give it some time and yuuule be accepted.
I simply looked at him and said "By what?"
Acceptance is not what I live for.
Well I started out asking how I could be accepted. And now the answer is perfectly clear. Too many people with this attitude do not promote a 'welcoming' community spirit. This person referred to, is someone's brother, son, uncle, and has family members in this town. Probably one of the 'good old boys' with a heart of gold (the only thing God looks at). We cannot judge another since we have not walked where he has walked and sat where he has sat. We are all on a personal journey and have no idea what the other person's journey is about. Whether we want acceptance or not (I do) we should have a little more respect for our fellow human beings and neighbors.

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#36 Feb 27, 2009
Homesick, I laughed at your comment about the lake having Comraderie. It is pretty much non existant and really does not resemble a community but rather a group of subdivisions with houses.

I get frustrated with the apathy of the lake people and have basically quit doing anything to try and promote the quality of life in this area and town.

I don't go to the right Church and never will. I don't look up to the local heirarchy and never will.
I can live with what I am comfortably....
homesick18

Clyde, TX

#37 Feb 27, 2009
Man from Crockett wrote:
Homesick, I laughed at your comment about the lake having Comraderie. It is pretty much non existant and really does not resemble a community but rather a group of subdivisions with houses.
I get frustrated with the apathy of the lake people and have basically quit doing anything to try and promote the quality of life in this area and town.
I don't go to the right Church and never will. I don't look up to the local heirarchy and never will.
I can live with what I am comfortably....
Well stop trying to change the town, the people in it, the lake and people out there. They don't want change, they said so. So let it be. We can't control everything and everyone around us, nor should we. We can only change ourselves and our perception of the world. But you have to acknowledge that you need change before that will work. Since you are perfect the way you are, guess there is no 'hope for change'.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#38 Feb 27, 2009
homesick18 wrote:
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Well stop trying to change the town, the people in it, the lake and people out there. They don't want change, they said so. So let it be. We can't control everything and everyone around us, nor should we. We can only change ourselves and our perception of the world. But you have to acknowledge that you need change before that will work. Since you are perfect the way you are, guess there is no 'hope for change'.
Are you my ex-wife?
homesick18

Clyde, TX

#39 Feb 27, 2009
Man from Crockett wrote:
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Are you my ex-wife?
Maybe so, I thought you were my ex-husband, lol!

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

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#40 Feb 28, 2009
homesick18 wrote:
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Well stop trying to change the town, the people in it, the lake and people out there. They don't want change, they said so. So let it be. We can't control everything and everyone around us, nor should we. We can only change ourselves and our perception of the world. But you have to acknowledge that you need change before that will work. Since you are perfect the way you are, guess there is no 'hope for change'.
I disagree with this.
I am not one to sit and whine and do nothing. I have worked with some people out here to make some positive changes. We worked to get the lumber companies to leave green lines on the main road.
Closed a nuisance public beach area.
Gotten roads paved......It's those that try that make the changes...not those that go with the flow

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