Does Anyone That Moved Away Miss Cumberland?

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nonsense

Ashland, KY

#1 Aug 9, 2009
I lived there for 40 yrs of my life and miss my old friends. In some ways I suppose it's a good thing not to be there to see friends grow old. I like remembering things as they were. Growing up in a time and place that teenagers could be wild and free without too many consequences. Those were the days!
michael

Baltimore, MD

#2 Aug 15, 2009
not for one minute. i had the misfortune of living there and though i hope to live to be a hundred i don't ever want to go back to that city of nasty hopeless stupid people.
West Side from Maryland

Cumberland, MD

#3 Aug 15, 2009
Keep the losers and the welfare cases and the junkies and all the human garbage in Baltimore where they were all born and bred.
michael

Baltimore, MD

#4 Aug 16, 2009
Losers? How many locals are grandmothers at 30? Welfare cases? Junkies? Ask your kids how may local kids died during the last few years from, and this is great, "accidental" overdoses.
It's not just Baltimore, babe, and don't blame it on the prison population. That's too easy an out. There's some serious hopelessness going on right there and it is homegrown.
Diane

Hazard, KY

#5 Sep 4, 2009
Not for a minute
Bill

Kleinblittersdorf, Germany

#6 Sep 4, 2009
After fifty years in various places in the USA, Mexico and Europe, I appreciate Cumberland better than in my youth. The combination of mountains, small-town atmosphere, local culture, sidewalk cafes, bike paths, etc. make it a great place to visit, which I do about once a year from my home in Germany. Unfortunately, it is economically depressed, but increased tourism and retirees might slowly alleviate that problem.
gail

Beckley, WV

#7 Sep 24, 2009
I still live away its been 20 years, i have family there and I would like to move home one day. Yea I miss it
are you kidding

Ashland, KY

#8 Feb 12, 2010
i miss the weed man
WildMan

Hagerstown, MD

#9 Mar 8, 2010
I moved to Hagerstown in 2004, and I would rather live back in Cumberland. This place is like Baltimore, disgusting.....
justmary

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Mar 8, 2010
michael wrote:
Losers? How many locals are grandmothers at 30? Welfare cases? Junkies? Ask your kids how may local kids died during the last few years from, and this is great, "accidental" overdoses.
It's not just Baltimore, babe, and don't blame it on the prison population. That's too easy an out. There's some serious hopelessness going on right there and it is homegrown.
Here's a newsflash for you..it's depressed all over our great country. I live in a smaller town than Cumberland now and the drugs are horrible here. A young person dies or gets killed almost on a weekly basis in my area.
Walt Walters

San Diego, CA

#11 May 8, 2010
The prisons brought in a bad element.
just sayin

Clarkson, KY

#12 May 21, 2010
dont know if i miss cumberland,or just being young.moved away 30 years ago,sure had fun hagin out at the dingle esso
Mike the Ford Man

Cumberland, MD

#13 May 26, 2010
I moved to Cumberland from Philly about 17 yrs ago with my parents. Now I am raising my family here and I feel that Cumberland has its problems but show me somewhere that doesn't. Its a small town with 3 excellent schools,the crime is low compared to other places and you just feel safe even downtown. So yes it is sometimes boring but if you know where to look there are things to do everywhere.
d-bag

Princeton, WV

#14 Jul 12, 2010
no sure dont
okie proud oklahoma city

United States

#15 Jul 21, 2010
miss cumberland miss cumberland !!! are you kidding me? what the heck is there to do there? look at hills all day? i lived on route 28 rite outside wiley ford left in the air force in 72 and still think it stinks the peolpe in md thought we were stupid hillbillys my dad after 40 years lost his job at kelly what industry has been brought in since none!! the wv school system stunk if you werent one of mary jean abbots favs ( buy the way she was a lesbian) you ended up in shop for 4 years well anyway since then ive received my degree in bussiness from amarillo collage 1995 student of the year auto collision and refinishing frances tuttle vo tech and now at 56 am retired and doing very well enjoying my life with all that okc has to offer miss cumberland? are you kidding me
MacDog

Middletown, MD

#17 Apr 27, 2011
I'm moving away soon--going down under. It's a huge change, and I'm both excited and terrified. I'm gonna miss my friends, the smells and tastes of local food, and of course the hills. I can ride all day long and wave at every person I see with a big smile in the embrace of Appalachia with not one worry--well, maybe deer.:)

What I won't miss is the reticence to change, the resistance to progress, the clinging with a dead-man's grip to harmful traditions and prejudice. No new jobs--except prisons. Chasing away industry--except prisons. Ignorance flourishes and abounds.

This area's greatest asset and biggest hurdle are one in the same: location. Cumberland's close enough to get to the big markets but far enough removed to insulate itself from influence. Driving through town is like living in a time capsule--for weal and woe.

Mostly, and I'm sad to say it, for woe.
jim

Schenectady, NY

#18 Jun 1, 2011
okie proud oklahoma city wrote:
miss cumberland miss cumberland !!! are you kidding me? what the heck is there to do there? look at hills all day? i lived on route 28 rite outside wiley ford left in the air force in 72 and still think it stinks the peolpe in md thought we were stupid hillbillys my dad after 40 years lost his job at kelly what industry has been brought in since none!! the wv school system stunk if you werent one of mary jean abbots favs ( buy the way she was a lesbian) you ended up in shop for 4 years well anyway since then ive received my degree in bussiness from amarillo collage 1995 student of the year auto collision and refinishing frances tuttle vo tech and now at 56 am retired and doing very well enjoying my life with all that okc has to offer miss cumberland? are you kidding me
oklahoma is the cesspool of the USA; Oral Roberts is a fraud and the state was founded by theives with larceny-DNA!
WV Proud

Frostburg, MD

#19 Sep 16, 2011
okie proud oklahoma city wrote:
miss cumberland miss cumberland !!! are you kidding me? what the heck is there to do there? look at hills all day? i lived on route 28 rite outside wiley ford left in the air force in 72 and still think it stinks the peolpe in md thought we were stupid hillbillys my dad after 40 years lost his job at kelly what industry has been brought in since none!! the wv school system stunk if you werent one of mary jean abbots favs ( buy the way she was a lesbian) you ended up in shop for 4 years well anyway since then ive received my degree in bussiness from amarillo collage 1995 student of the year auto collision and refinishing frances tuttle vo tech and now at 56 am retired and doing very well enjoying my life with all that okc has to offer miss cumberland? are you kidding me
Maybe it was the choices you made back then. By the way, I knew Ms. Abbott, what does that have to do with anything? The WV school system had it's flaws but YOU had to put forth the effort to take advantage of what was offered...apparently you didn't. You have your degree from Amarillo "collage", what did you learn there? Doesn't look like spelling correctly was part of it & neither was punctuation. tsk, tsk, tsk.
Seriously

Baltimore, MD

#20 Sep 20, 2011
Yes, but there is some truth to each of the negative comments above. The place is economically depressed, the people are dim-witted and reluctant to change. The prison has brought a gang presence into the area and made the drug problem worse. However - I grew up there (had a great childhood) and after a pretty wild young adulthood I miss the slower pace of life. I miss my friends and family. I'd rather raise my kids there than Baltimore. The schools are by far better.

I think it depends on where you are in your life, what you're looking for out of it, and what Cumberland means to you - obviously not much to some.
WV Proud

Brunswick, MD

#21 Sep 20, 2011
Seriously wrote:
Yes, but there is some truth to each of the negative comments above. The place is economically depressed, the people are dim-witted and reluctant to change. The prison has brought a gang presence into the area and made the drug problem worse. However - I grew up there (had a great childhood) and after a pretty wild young adulthood I miss the slower pace of life. I miss my friends and family. I'd rather raise my kids there than Baltimore. The schools are by far better.
I think it depends on where you are in your life, what you're looking for out of it, and what Cumberland means to you - obviously not much to some.
There are dim-witted people every where you go in life, Cumberland doesn't hold the key to that.

I've heard there are supposed to be gangs here but I haven't seen any of it, thank God.

Yes it's depressed here but it is every where right now. I wouldn't trade living in this area for anything. People are friendly & willing to lend a hand when needed & you can still walk most of the streets of Cumberland without the fear of a drive by shooting. Yep, I'll stay right where I'm at.:)

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