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  •  I went to high school in (12+ / 0-)

    Katy. When we moved there, the town had 1500 people, no stop lights, 10 churches, and two elementary schools: one for white kids, one for black... (The two schools merged in '69)

    I participated in all the school events, represented my school in speech tournaments, went to every single fighting Katy Tigers football game -- yet no one every let me forget that was "a goddamn Yankee".

    I know the town has progressed since I've last been there... The town now has three high schools (all of which are about triple the number of students from when I went there.) There is a broader range of religions, there are restaurants and bookstores and everything you'd expect to find.

    But yeah, this story doesn't surprise me. "Yazar doesn't sound like Smith" about sums it up. I'm not sure of Pullen's age, but I'm guessing he was raised in the age where a girl from NY was a "foreigner" and an outsider and never could be accepted as one of their own... "Yazar" does not sound like the typical Texan

    (p.s. -- I enjoyed my high school years -- I have a lot of fond memories. I don't want to appear as bitter or anything... I just grew weary of even my good friends saying "goddamn Yankee")

    First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

    by theKgirls on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 04:27:17 AM PDT

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