mcdowell county ,wv.,
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#3 Jul 23, 2007
Let me say this Larry B. I realy love McDowell County. And I can't say enought good things about them, But they are in diar straights need of a management change. Thats all! Management, they need Buisness leaders in that place...
#5 Jul 23, 2007
Oh come on, it was cute. You have to admit you were shaking your head in aggreement while you read his post.
#6 Jul 23, 2007
I think you guys have taken what Larry said the wrong way. He wasn't putting the county down. He was just recalling some of the strange and wonderful things that ALL of us remember when growing up in this county. I hold a lot of the things he said near and dear to my heart.
“WV GIRL @ HEART”
Since: May 07
#9 Jul 24, 2007
I thought is was very funny.. It did bring back alot of memories for me growing up in the "COUNTY"
#10 Jul 24, 2007
I found myself nodding in agreement with each statement LarryB. made...Its the honest truth about living in "The County" lol
#11 Jul 24, 2007
Most certainly is!
Since: Apr 07
#12 Jul 24, 2007
Maybe you should just go purchase a sense of humor!
#13 Jul 24, 2007
LMAO.....SO TRUE, BUT MCDOWELL IS STILL AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE. SOME GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT MEMORIES
#15 Jul 24, 2007
YEAP! THATS WEST BY GOD VIRGINIA!LOL
#17 Jul 25, 2007
McDowell County Put It's Future In coal..Coal Is no longer KING.
#18 Jul 25, 2007
Dearest Redneck Son,
I'm writing this slow because I know you can't read fast. We don't live where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the newspaper that most accidents happen within 20 miles of your home, so we moved. I won't be able to send you the address because the last West Virginia family that lived here took the house numbers when they moved so they wouldn't have to change their address.
This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine. I'm not sure about it. I put a load of clothes in and pulled the chain. We haven't seen them since.
The weather isn't bad here. It only rained twice last week; the first time for three days and the second time for four days.
About that coat you wanted me to send; your Uncle Billy Bob said it would be too heavy to send in the mail with the buttons on, so we cut them off and put them in the pockets.
Bubba locked his keys in the car yesterday. We were really worried because it took him two hours to get me and your father out.
Your sister had a baby this morning, but I haven't found out what it is yet so I don't know if you are an aunt or uncle.
Uncle Bobby Ray fell into a whiskey vat last week. Some men tried to pull him out but he fought them off and drowned. We had him cremated, he burned for three days.
Three of your friends went off a bridge in a pickup truck. Butch was driving. He rolled down the window and swam to safety. Your other two friends were in the back. They drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down!
There isn't much more news at this time. Nothing much out of the normal has happened.
Your Favorite Aunt,
“A horse equals freedom”
Since: Jan 07
#19 Jul 25, 2007
I've seen that one before, it is funny.
#20 Jul 25, 2007
Thanks moomdance..I have more but a-Rated, can't post here...
#21 Jul 25, 2007
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MCDOWELL COUNTY IF:
Mountains, rivers, and highway curves are major landmarks when traveling.
East, West, North, and South are never used when giving highway directions.
You know to accelerate BEFORE reaching a steep grade when road conditions are icy.
You are not disturbed when an approaching vehicle is on your side of the road. You know that he'll move over unless it's a coal truck.
You are used to traveling on roads where it's impossible to do the speed limit of 55.
You are not concerned about whose property you are on when you hike into the mountains.
You know that dogs are part of the community and are allowed to roam freely unless they are hunting or junkyard dogs.
You remember an old car hanging in a tree as a sign at a junkyard in Roderfield.
You've hiked several miles with your friends to get to a flat area large enough to play baseball or football.
You know that the Tug River begins to clear up during miners vacation.
You have on occasion traveled to nearby areas to see the flood damage.
If you are male, you have shot bottles and/or rats at a garbage dump.
You know more than 5 people named "Bubby" or "Sissy".
You know/knew dead people who voted and/or got elected.
"Yankee" refers to anyone who lives above Beckley.
You have taken a saltshaker into a green apple tree and a tomato patch.
Just the mention of Pruntytown still rattles your nerves.
Pop is called pop.
You remember when "wakes" were held at the deceased's home.
Piggy-backing with the opposite sex while sleigh riding was "pert-near" as good as sex.
You know what "pert-near" means.
The mention of "submarine racing at the Starland" brings a smile to your face.
You can spell AND pronounce words like Anawalt, Wilmore, Crumpler, Mohegan, Johnnycake, and Raysal.
You know that Ieager beins with an "I" and not "Y".
You know that the "Powtan Arrow" has nothing to do with indians.
You know what "black damp" is.
You know where all four passing lanes are in the county.
"Miner's Vacation" meant Myrtle Beach.
Youve been caught on a trestle or in a tunnel by a train.
YOu know what's over the mountain because you've walked it.
You never remember your parents locking the house unless you went on vacation.
You know how to "drift start" a straight stick.
You know Roderfield is pronounced with a long "o".
Driving was better in the winter because the potholes were filled with ice & snow.
You think everyone else has an accent.
You don't ever park your car without setting the emergency brake.
You know people who went to Abingdon or Sparta to get married.
YOu know the difference between a "2-holer" and a "1-holer".
You know what denomination an "and-huh" preacher is.
Foreigners were from anywhere outside Mc Dowell County.
Appalachian Power supplie the "juice" to run your TV.
Everybody kept their milk in a "kelvinator".
You hated the "Beavers".
You grew up with a Jesco White.
You'll still drive for hours to get a Sterling sub.
You remember 16-ounce Pocahontas black cherry pop.
On cold January mornings, you still long to hear Sam Sidote play "Hip, Hip, Hooray..."
You understand that the Premier Cut is not a piece of meat.
#22 Jul 27, 2007
A Priest and a Nun...
A priest and a nun are on their way back home from a trip when their car breaks down. They are unable to get it fixed, so they decide to spend the night in a hotel. The only hotel in the town has only one room available.
Priest: Sister, I don't think the Lord would have a problem, under the circumstances, if we spent the night together in this one room. I'll sleep on the lounge and you have the bed.
Nun: I think that would be okay.
They prepare for bed and each one takes their agreed place in the room. Ten minutes later...
Nun: Father, I'm terribly cold.
Priest: Okay, I'll get you a blanket.(He does)
Ten minutes later...
Nun: Father, I'm still terribly cold.
Priest: Okay Sister, I'll get you another blanket.(He does)
Ten minutes later...
Nun: Father, I'm still terribly cold. I don't think the Lord would mind if we acted as man and wife just for this one night. Priest: You're probably right...get up and get your own damn blanket.
#23 Jul 27, 2007
Two old people, a man and a woman, walk into Tug River Health. The doctor says to the old man, "I'll need a urine sample, a feces sample, and a blood sample?
" The old man says, "What?" So the doctor says it again. Once again the old man says, "what?" So the doctor yells it, "I NEED A URINE SAMPLE, A FECES SAMPLE, AND A BLOOD SAMPLE!" With that the old woman turns to the old man and says, "He needs a pair of your underwear!"
#24 Jul 27, 2007
#25 Jul 27, 2007
GARY GIRL IVE SAW YOU AROUND AND I THINK U ARE A WHOLE LOTTA WOMEN!!!
#26 Jul 27, 2007
GARY GIRL I THINK THAT I HAVE SAW YOU AROUND AND LET ME TELL YOU ,YOU ARE A WHOLE LOTTA WOMEN!!
“THIS IS MY TOWN!”
Since: Jul 07
#27 Jul 27, 2007
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