Living in Seminole,Ok.
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William Peters

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2008
I lived in Seminole back in the 90s .It was a very clanish town with alot of big egos. Buy people that had never been anywhere other then that area most of their lifes.I think if they could ever come up to the modern life style of now they mite get going .Other then the talk in the local restrants that was always something bad about some one .I see it as a no win gane there....for anyone .
Jeremiah

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Feb 24, 2008
For someone as well versed in world travel such as yourself, Mr. Peters, I find your illiteracy quite aberrant.

Before you bequeath an entire community as backward and egocentric, one might find it beneficial to do a simple spell check on ones comments.

The population of Seminole might not be erudite, but I have a high suspicion that by and large the vast majority of Seminole to be didactic enough to spell words simple enough for a third grader.

Jeremiah
Grew Up In Seminole*Family Still Lives There
Graduated With Honors From Two Universities
Business Owner*Private Securities*Wall Street
New York, New York
not

Plymouth, MN

#3 Apr 18, 2008
Will may not know how to spell well and his grammar might not be up to snuff, but his experience is valid.

I moved to Seminole in 1970 when my father came to build an institution there and I have seen nearly 40 years of what goes on there, and Will is not off-base in the slightest.

The town is cliquey in a very 'me better than you', hateful, rude way.

Perhaps you do not see it that way because Seminole can be very "Mayberry-ish" to those who never receive the back-end of the over-the-top hateful idiocy of some (not all) people who live there. In that case, your experience there was probably fairly utopian because you fit in well.

Those who do not can and do come away with Will's experience.

After having traveled extensively across the world that was work related and done the same in the continental U.S., I have seen a wide variety of urban & rural anthills to compare my hometown to. None of them are at all like Seminole in personality. It is as dichotomously hateful and backward as they come. Many of us refer to it as The Black Hole, because it sucks so hard not even light can escape.

Some of my family still lives there, and I've no doubt they know your family. Good for you that you never saw the ass of Seminole. That does not make Will's testimony invalid, no matter how inarticulate it was. For many, it is not a safe place to raise a family, a good place to find friends, and it certainly has no economic opportunities for anyone unless you are in geriatric care or drug-enforcement. It is no place to live and many people who live there feel trapped with backward hillbillies who feel compelled to thrust ridicule at anyone who emits the slightest bit of diversity.

Since: May 07

Binger, OK

#4 Apr 24, 2008
William Peters wrote:
I lived in Seminole back in the 90s .It was a very clanish town with alot of big egos. Buy people that had never been anywhere other then that area most of their lifes.I think if they could ever come up to the modern life style of now they mite get going .Other then the talk in the local restrants that was always something bad about some one .I see it as a no win gane there....for anyone .
Hello, Mr. Peters...
I've been in this area for over twelve years and have
found that many people keep to themselves until I get
to know them and they get to know me. I'm a small
ranching operation and have had help from many when
I had any questions to be answered about ranching
in Oklahoma.
I have no family here. But when I chose this area
I wasn't looking for anything other than to better
myself and do what I enjoyed doing without having
to answer to some high mucky muck city boss.
It's no different than any other small town atmosphere.

I've not had the experiences you talk about people talking
bad about someone else in the restaurants. Just
realize this...it's nothing more than small town
gossip. lol...
Ali's is always busy and people who dine there
are quite friendly. Everyone says hi to me
when I go in for breakfast or lunch.
The Bus-Stop isn't as friendly, however. But the
food is fair.
Blue Wave manufacturing has moved into town. This
gave jobs to many who live in the Seminole area.
There's been a lot of construction going on since
you left.
A new ball park off of Strothers and Main. New
housing for the less privelaged on the east end
of town.
A new Super Walmart which we really needed.
AOG Church burned down, but they are in the final
steps of completion on the new building (it looks
like a tin barn now...UGH...).
Integres took over the hospital and we now have a
good hospital to go to for the minor stuff, if needed.
Our state college has expanded.

I find it wonderful living in the country and being
able to do business in Seminole, Oklahoma. Only
downfall that I see is that there are more churches
than "entertainment" facilities. hahahaha

Sincerely,
MsDede
Sunshine Farms, Oklahoma

Ps. You might note my isp shows as Oklahoma City.
That's just where my isp is located. lol...
tutorgrrl

Seminole, OK

#5 May 2, 2008
I moved to Seminole in 1992 I think. I was going to College in Seminole and I was living in a dormitory by myself. In 93 I moved into my first apartment and in 94 I started working in Seminole. Then, I met my husband a Seminole Indian that have lived in seminole all his life and his family lived in Seminole. Well, in 98 my soon to be husband and I moved to MWC for a couple of years and worked there and had a trailer there. Well, in 2000 we moved back to Seminole and now we have been here for 8 years and we are raising our kids here. My husband knows everyone here and he has gone to school with everyone and he works here again and have been for a very long time and his family still lives here. As for me, I have lived just about every where! I was born in Michigan, I lived in many towns of Oklahoma and I lived in Texas and Kansas as well. I want my children to stay in the same schools,town and state. I don't want them to know what it feels like to change schools every year or to try to make new friends in other states or towns, its miserable! Plus, I have lived in big cities and I have seen how people treat other people in towns like MWC, OKC or Shawnee and I have been on vacations in other states that I haven't mentioned in my comment and how they treat each other. Well, after all of that, I would rather live in a small town like Seminole. Don't get me wrong, Seminole has rude people, but I have seen more in bigger towns.
tutorgrrl

Seminole, OK

#6 May 3, 2008
If anyone thinks Seminole is backwoods or Mayberrish, go to Wanette, Oklahoma its very backwoods and Mayberrish.
slipknot0129

Seminole, OK

#7 May 9, 2008
every other state sucks compared to oklahoma.
Hillbilly

Seminole, OK

#8 Jun 17, 2008
Nothing like getting all dolled up in your Sunday best for that big outing to Walmart. See ya on Sunday!!
Debbie

Seminole, OK

#9 Aug 3, 2008
I have to laugh reading this. I really do!

I moved here to Seminole about 3 years ago from Las Vegas. Now, if you ever want to talk about a town that is messed up to live in.. there ya go!

I only regret one things since moving here, and that was my choice of house to buy when I initially moved here.. But so far as the community itself, I love it here. I plan on staying here the erest of my life.

And, just so you all realize.. there is no where in the world where the richer folks don't look down their noses at the people who don't have it all.

I love when people look down their nose at me.. Those in their ritzy houses.. driving expensive cars and SUV's..

Then I look at their debt ratio.. and realize that I am worth more than they are because I have NO debt. I don't owe on my car.. I don't owe on my house.. I don't owe on a credit card that bought all my kids things. So, while my car may be older.. it is reliable. While my house may not be perfect.. it is comfortable and in working order. While my kids might not be running around with black dyed hair and tripp pants, they work hard at school and have friends.

So, Everyone please take a note in the lessons of humility. No one is better than anyone else. We all bleed red. We all love our families and want the best for them. We all breathe the same air.. and we all eat at Ali's (LMAO) because they have good eggs!
outof towngirl

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Sep 5, 2008
i own rental property in seminole... my experience with the service people is that they are a rip off and do sub standard work and charge huge prices. a plumber there is $75 hr and a carpenter is just out of site. the banks are not good to work with and the city goverment is unbelievable.... the people for the most part are about 1/2 and 1/2 some nice some rude ... just small town but i think that if they want to attract more business and industry that produce jobs they sure need to hire someone to promote Seminole that has a smile on their face and show some willingness to help people without scamming them...
Mike

United States

#11 Feb 17, 2009
not wrote:
Will may not know how to spell well and his grammar might not be up to snuff, but his experience is valid.
I moved to Seminole in 1970 when my father came to build an institution there and I have seen nearly 40 years of what goes on there, and Will is not off-base in the slightest.
The town is cliquey in a very 'me better than you', hateful, rude way.
Perhaps you do not see it that way because Seminole can be very "Mayberry-ish" to those who never receive the back-end of the over-the-top hateful idiocy of some (not all) people who live there. In that case, your experience there was probably fairly utopian because you fit in well.
Those who do not can and do come away with Will's experience.
After having traveled extensively across the world that was work related and done the same in the continental U.S., I have seen a wide variety of urban & rural anthills to compare my hometown to. None of them are at all like Seminole in personality. It is as dichotomously hateful and backward as they come. Many of us refer to it as The Black Hole, because it sucks so hard not even light can escape.
Some of my family still lives there, and I've no doubt they know your family. Good for you that you never saw the ass of Seminole. That does not make Will's testimony invalid, no matter how inarticulate it was. For many, it is not a safe place to raise a family, a good place to find friends, and it certainly has no economic opportunities for anyone unless you are in geriatric care or drug-enforcement. It is no place to live and many people who live there feel trapped with backward hillbillies who feel compelled to thrust ridicule at anyone who emits the slightest bit of diversity.
I could not agree more with you my friend .As I have also seen it for many years and it gets worse everyday.The truth will set them free!
Mike

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2009
William Peters wrote:
I lived in Seminole back in the 90s .It was a very clanish town with alot of big egos. Buy people that had never been anywhere other then that area most of their lifes.I think if they could ever come up to the modern life style of now they mite get going .Other then the talk in the local restrants that was always something bad about some one .I see it as a no win gane there....for anyone .
I have seen this for years lieing cheating people , Wife swapping for the weekends,An the list goes on and on
Mike

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2009
slipknot0129 wrote:
every other state sucks compared to oklahoma.
And Yes you must be a basic okie .That has never been anywhere either
this is what we are taking about in here. This is the kind that run these towns BUBA Boys
PEDOPHILEHATER

United States

#14 Feb 23, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> I have seen this for years lieing cheating people , Wife swapping for the weekends,An the list goes on and on
Seminole fathers want to run not only the town but the county.They should have kept a tighter leash on Bubba,Now he might have to carry a big stick!
Bill

Norman, OK

#15 Feb 25, 2009
Hillbilly wrote:
Nothing like getting all dolled up in your Sunday best for that big outing to Walmart. See ya on Sunday!!
Yes and that is why your town is gone along with the jobs
Cuz of your great china made Walmart store .Total fools !!
Bill

Norman, OK

#16 Feb 25, 2009
It's funny how you folks.Get your infro around here.If it wasn't for the local coffee shops.Or someone telling you what you should think.You would be lost in this world.I have always heard you folks called dum ass okies.Now I no why.The stuff I read in here shows the true mentality of the people of Seminole Co.This is not 1939 folks.Welfare was not meant to be a life style.And you smart people in here with your coffee shop gossip .Really need to Wake Up.!.You are living in 1939
is this for real

Cotopaxi, CO

#17 Oct 30, 2009
Bill wrote:
It's funny how you folks.Get your infro around here.If it wasn't for the local coffee shops.Or someone telling you what you should think.You would be lost in this world.I have always heard you folks called dum ass okies.Now I no why.The stuff I read in here shows the true mentality of the people of Seminole Co.This is not 1939 folks.Welfare was not meant to be a life style.And you smart people in here with your coffee shop gossip .Really need to Wake Up.!.You are living in 1939
The way i see it is there are several highways leading out of seminole, you would probably be better-off to take one. Have a good day.....
Andy

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Jan 4, 2010
I am a world traveler (over 20 years in the Navy), and I can't wait to retire in Seminole. There are a lot of really screwed up places in the world, and every city/town will always have its bad apples. The crime statistics are substantially lower in Seminole than most cities in the U.S. not to mention around the world. There are no gangs, or crime syndicates to worry about. Like I tell all of the left wing liberal cry babies that I run into; "If you don't like it, then leave!" You can either bitch about it, or do something about it.... and nobody likes a whiner. So permission granted to pack your trash and leave if you don't like it in Seminole.
AyeJ

Garden City, MI

#19 Dec 28, 2010
@"Andy"-
No gangs in Seminole? Are you serious right now?! YES there are gangs & YES there is major drug and crime activity!!! There is nothing in Seminole anymore its a dead town...
@ "Will & Not"-
The cliques aren't as bad as they were in the 90's only because most of those people left that craphole and Mike is right the ones who stuck around are involved in so much scandalous activity it isn't funny!!
@ Jeremiah-
Did you use large words to make yourself feel better about degrading Will?? You probably were/are still a part of that group mentioned above that made others lives hell because they were monitarily beneath you, which I am sure is why you felt the need to let us all know you're a big city business man on Wall Street now right!? I still have family in that town as well and even they can vouch for 90% of what has been written on here, it isn't lies..if you think Seminole is great you obviously live in eternal sunshine!!!

Since: Jan 11

Santa Clara, CA

#20 Jan 6, 2011
I was born an raised most of my life in Seminole. Even tho I have alot of good memories of home, I`m glad I got out when I did. It`s not a place I want 2 raise my kids. Once you`ve been in trouble. It`s over for you. So, take my advice. If you can get out, DO IT!!!!

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