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  •  what part of WV do you live in? (1+ / 0-)
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    Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

    by Keith930 on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 04:59:46 AM PST

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    •  Huntington.... (3+ / 0-)
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      Charleston WV was selected the Worst City in America for Well Being in a recent survey and Huntington was second.  Last year, Huntington was worst in the same survey and Charleston was second, so we all felt we moved up a notch. http://abcnews.go.com/...

      It isn't a joke, this area really has a lot of emotional depression as well as economic depression.  I work hard with my students at Marshall, and I have some outstanding young people to work with.  But oh the stories I hear.  One young man yesterday was telling me they have his great grandfather's CCC uniform.  His grandfather died after going back into a chemical plant to rescue a friend- a month later he was gone.  And that was in the 1980s.  I view Mountain Stage as a bright spot in my day.  There are so many talented folks here.  I was getting my furnace fixed Thursday and the plumber was down in the basement singing away- sometimes I feel like half these folks could be on American Idol.  We are all so proud of Landau Murphy- what a voice and what a nice guy.  He is fantastic!

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 05:28:19 AM PST

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      •  Here's a place you might consider checking out (1+ / 0-)
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        It's called Fur Peace Ranch, and is a music venue and teaching center run by Jorma Kaukonen, of Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane fame.  It's located outside of Pomeroy, Ohio.

        Here's a map with directions, followed by a link to the website to give you an idea of what kind of musical guests they host.

        https://maps.google.com/...

        http://www.furpeaceranch.com/

        I was born and raised in Jackson, Ohio...about 30 miles from Gallipolis OH/Point Pleasant WV

        Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

        by Keith930 on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 05:47:53 AM PST

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        •  I keep meaning to go there! (1+ / 0-)
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          They have played Mountain Stage of course, and there is a roots show on Ohio Public Radio that plays their shows.  I will make that a new years resolution.  I have driven through the Shawnee National Forest and Jackson for an alternative route from Richmond Indiana where our son went to school.  It has a big Merillat cabinet factory still hanging on.  Story from today's Telegram News.

          You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

          by murrayewv on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 06:09:31 AM PST

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