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Rick D

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 14, 2013
It's fun to see all those North Countians who were part of the white flight to St. Charles be faced with reality. They are in favor of school choice as long as the Normandy parents don't choose their schools.

Those of us who stayed knew that you can't fix a problem by running away from it. I especially liked the guy who said he'd move to Columbia since that area is more liberal than here.
GAD

Saint Peters, MO

#2 Jul 15, 2013
Earlier today I attempted to post an answer to this comment, guess the hall monitor didn't like what I had to say, so I'm going at it again, this time I'll copy.

Up here where I live, in Pike county, as I sit on my front porch reflecting the past few days, I feel I must reply to your comment. For the past week or so, while the weather was mild, we have had every window and door open wide, day and night. I think of how quiet it is now that some of my family and theirs have returned to their own homes. It has been one of many memorable weekends up here in the country. The grandkids love it up here. I was thinking how, for the past few days, my car, my wife's car have sat in the open garage all week long. My daughter and her brothers cars sat in the drive since Friday, unlocked. The kids had toys scattered all over the front and side yards, all weekend long, day and night. Two ATVs sat out in front of the garage since Friday, all day, all night. The Butler building around the back has had it's ten foot high overhead door open for weeks. In this building is where I keep my toys, My Gator, brush hog, tiller, splitter, chainsaws, small tractor, work shop and tools, etc. etc. The kids played well into the night on Friday and Sat, as they always do when they come up, they love this place. Now then, the thing about it is, no one was molested or harmed in any way, nothing was stolen or damaged, would like to see you try this in Florissant for the weekend. We lived in Florissant for over thirty years plus before we bailed in the nineties, saw the hand writing then. Will always have a spot in my heart for the once great city of Florissant, notice I said once. We who left over the years wish it could have remained as it was when we found the place in the fifties and sixties, but a certain element put an end to all the good that was. Read the paper this morning to see what Al and Jessie may have stirred up because of Trayvon, wasn't disappointed, they came through with their nonsense. Those of you who have stayed behind in Florissant, for what ever reason, I suspect it's because you can't pull the plug, can berate those of us who could leave all you wish, but you know we did the right thing. Don't let your envy cloud your judgment, get out ASAP, you know you want to. Well me and the old girl are going to town for breakfast, and some good talk with others, many of whom are north county transplants, who knows, we may even talk about our good old Florissant and those who are still stuck there. We may even talk about that good boy Trayvon since he contributed so much to society, you know, his record of drug use, record of theft, record of assault, and on and on. Just axe he momma or grandma, they tell you what a fine young boy he be. Hope you all have a good day. Later.
Rick D wrote:
It's fun to see all those North Countians who were part of the white flight to St. Charles be faced with reality. They are in favor of school choice as long as the Normandy parents don't choose their schools.
Those of us who stayed knew that you can't fix a problem by running away from it. I especially liked the guy who said he'd move to Columbia since that area is more liberal than here.
mymy

Florissant, MO

#4 Jul 15, 2013
Such a small man in big tall pike county.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#5 Jul 15, 2013
GAD wrote:
Earlier today I attempted to post an answer to this comment, guess the hall monitor didn't like what I had to say, so I'm going at it again, this time I'll copy.
Up here where I live, in Pike county, as I sit on my front porch reflecting the past few days, I feel I must reply to your comment. For the past week or so, while the weather was mild, we have had every window and door open wide, day and night. I think of how quiet it is now that some of my family and theirs have returned to their own homes. It has been one of many memorable weekends up here in the country. The grandkids love it up here. I was thinking how, for the past few days, my car, my wife's car have sat in the open garage all week long. My daughter and her brothers cars sat in the drive since Friday, unlocked. The kids had toys scattered all over the front and side yards, all weekend long, day and night. Two ATVs sat out in front of the garage since Friday, all day, all night. The Butler building around the back has had it's ten foot high overhead door open for weeks. In this building is where I keep my toys, My Gator, brush hog, tiller, splitter, chainsaws, small tractor, work shop and tools, etc. etc. The kids played well into the night on Friday and Sat, as they always do when they come up, they love this place. Now then, the thing about it is, no one was molested or harmed in any way, nothing was stolen or damaged, would like to see you try this in Florissant for the weekend. We lived in Florissant for over thirty years plus before we bailed in the nineties, saw the hand writing then. Will always have a spot in my heart for the once great city of Florissant, notice I said once. We who left over the years wish it could have remained as it was when we found the place in the fifties and sixties, but a certain element put an end to all the good that was. Read the paper this morning to see what Al and Jessie may have stirred up because of Trayvon, wasn't disappointed, they came through with their nonsense. Those of you who have stayed behind in Florissant, for what ever reason, I suspect it's because you can't pull the plug, can berate those of us who could leave all you wish, but you know we did the right thing. Don't let your envy cloud your judgment, get out ASAP, you know you want to. Well me and the old girl are going to town for breakfast, and some good talk with others, many of whom are north county transplants, who knows, we may even talk about our good old Florissant and those who are still stuck there. We may even talk about that good boy Trayvon since he contributed so much to society, you know, his record of drug use, record of theft, record of assault, and on and on. Just axe he momma or grandma, they tell you what a fine young boy he be. Hope you all have a good day. Later.
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i envy you, what you have said is how florissant used to be when my grandparents first had their home buildt in 1960.used to be a nice place to live until the kneegrows moved in. i'm glade to see someone else sees what the real problem is here. sounds great up there and i hope you enjoy many problem frre years there.
jesses girl

Florissant, MO

#6 Jul 15, 2013
hardhead wrote:
<quoted text> i envy you, what you have said is how florissant used to be when my grandparents first had their home buildt in 1960.used to be a nice place to live until the kneegrows moved in. i'm glade to see someone else sees what the real problem is here. sounds great up there and i hope you enjoy many problem frre years there.
Oh, hardhead, I just knew you were gonna get a hard on when you read what GAD wrote!
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#7 Jul 15, 2013
yea, sounds pretty good ,doesn't it?
norco farm boy

Troy, MO

#8 Jul 16, 2013
GAD wrote:
Earlier today I attempted to post an answer to this comment, guess the hall monitor didn't like what I had to say, so I'm going at it again, this time I'll copy.
Up here where I live, in Pike county, as I sit on my front porch reflecting the past few days, I feel I must reply to your comment. For the past week or so, while the weather was mild, we have had every window and door open wide, day and night. I think of how quiet it is now that some of my family and theirs have returned to their own homes. It has been one of many memorable weekends up here in the country. The grandkids love it up here. I was thinking how, for the past few days, my car, my wife's car have sat in the open garage all week long. My daughter and her brothers cars sat in the drive since Friday, unlocked. The kids had toys scattered all over the front and side yards, all weekend long, day and night. Two ATVs sat out in front of the garage since Friday, all day, all night. The Butler building around the back has had it's ten foot high overhead door open for weeks. In this building is where I keep my toys, My Gator, brush hog, tiller, splitter, chainsaws, small tractor, work shop and tools, etc. etc. The kids played well into the night on Friday and Sat, as they always do when they come up, they love this place. Now then, the thing about it is, no one was molested or harmed in any way, nothing was stolen or damaged, would like to see you try this in Florissant for the weekend. We lived in Florissant for over thirty years plus before we bailed in the nineties, saw the hand writing then. Will always have a spot in my heart for the once great city of Florissant, notice I said once. We who left over the years wish it could have remained as it was when we found the place in the fifties and sixties, but a certain element put an end to all the good that was. Read the paper this morning to see what Al and Jessie may have stirred up because of Trayvon, wasn't disappointed, they came through with their nonsense. Those of you who have stayed behind in Florissant, for what ever reason, I suspect it's because you can't pull the plug, can berate those of us who could leave all you wish, but you know we did the right thing. Don't let your envy cloud your judgment, get out ASAP, you know you want to. Well me and the old girl are going to town for breakfast, and some good talk with others, many of whom are north county transplants, who knows, we may even talk about our good old Florissant and those who are still stuck there. We may even talk about that good boy Trayvon since he contributed so much to society, you know, his record of drug use, record of theft, record of assault, and on and on. Just axe he momma or grandma, they tell you what a fine young boy he be. Hope you all have a good day. Later.
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Gad, I had some acreage out in norco back in the 80's. Saw the migration up Halls Ferry Rd and decided it was time to load up the truck and move the family west to a nice farm off of Hwy 61. Miss the old place a little but feel much safer for me and the misses when we go grocery shopping or out to dinner. Heard about what happened to Spanish Lake and heard some fella even made a movie about it too! Pretty sad when they can make a movie about what happens to a once nice place when the infestation destroys it. Sad turn of events for that whole area. I even miss the days when you could find a vegetable stand out there along the road selling home grown tomatoes and other stuff. Yep, them were the good old days. Just a doggone shame.
Resident

United States

#9 Jul 17, 2013
My neighbor left their lawnmower out in the backyard for 2 hours while they went to the hardware store. When they got back it had been stolen. This is from a privacy fenced in back yard...

I don't leave anything unlocked anywhere :(

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