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  •  Jackass needs to go to Belgrade.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades

    I was raised in Onslow County, my Pop was a Marine stationed at New River.

    In the early '60's my mom used to hire an elderly Black lady named Exie to help her with housework.  Exie was ancient, wrinkled and arthritic from years of hard work.  

    One day were driving on the highway and saw Exey hobbling up the road from Belgrade to Jacksonville, probably about 15 miles or so, so my mom pulled over and we picked her up.  She told us she had to walk to town to do some work and there was no other way for her to get there but walk.

    Exie was poor as dirt, lived in a shack and worked like a slave.  She lived in Belgrade, a wide spot in the road on US 17.  In those days Belgrade was a place where poor Black folks lived in a collection of ramshackle buildings and 1940's era trailers, the only store was a country store with a gas pump and a million smashed pop bottle caps mingled with the gravel and broken seashells in the driveway.

    I left the area in 1970, didn't come back (except for occasional visits) until 2000 or so.

    Upon returning to the area to see my family I discovered from reading the Jacksonville Daily News that Belgrade is STILL where the poor people live, they're STILL dirt poor, and now they get to host the Crack Man.

    Forty years have gone by since Exie last washed my clothes while quietly singing hymns to herself while she worked, and her community is STILL poor as dirt, STILL the scene of every kind of social ill they had before plus crack on top of it all.

    And they're STILL represented by a jackass.

    (shaking head facepalm)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 10:23:16 PM PST

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