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  •  Campbell County also (5+ / 0-)

    You and I are from the same area, but different eras.  But you can imagine, it hasn't changed much.  More roads, but the same people.

    I'm a mushroom. Kept in the dark and know

    by The Voice from the Cave on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:36:24 AM PST

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    •  Funny, one of the roads (3+ / 0-)

      The Circle Freeway around Cincinnati, crossing the Licking River, is where our beautiful, 24 acre family farm was located.  Eminent Domain took it long after my parents died.  It is on the river, and is now commercial/industrial - a tin bldg business sits on the land.

      Sad for me.  I think two of my siblings now live in Louisville or Lexington.  I don't know for sure.  Don't care.

      •  Wow. (3+ / 0-)

        I know exactly where you are talking about.  The AA highway went in, and they are slowly expanding south.  But just half a mile off that highway in either direction, nothing has changed.

        I'm a mushroom. Kept in the dark and know

        by The Voice from the Cave on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:26:05 AM PST

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        •  That was Licking Pike (1+ / 0-)
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          during my childhood & until I left for the USAF in  1966.  Life on that small farm was  sweet.  My father also worked at Newport Steel - as a Roller for many years.  He made good money and paid for Catholic Schools and all the amenities for his children popular in the '60's  (stereos, color TV's, nice furniture, new Chevy Impalas - such fantastic cars, nice clothes and plenty of good food in the freezer downstairs)  If only I had appreciated all that at the time.  I would look out our windows and feel trapped by two hills overlooking our small farm.  I could not wait to get out of there.  I am grateful for the mostly idyllic childhoos (some skeletons are present however).

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