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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 18, 2013, 10:42 AM

71. Absolutely! I hear you!

When I moved to cowboy country in 1978 out of Univ. Vermont (Burlington, VT - what more need I say) - following a 1 yr. stint as a VISTA volunteer in inner-city KCMO no less), I was looking for somewhere "different" to live for a year or so, kinda to see if I could survive! A lot of my fellow UVM graduates (maybe smarter than I) moved to OR for the politics and culture. I had a plan to move and live in a number of spots around the country.

I didn't expect to stay here, believe me, but met my then future husband and he was immovably rooted here. We've made a life here, incorporating many elements that are truly important to me: rural living, a little acreage, horses and chickens, wild nature nearby. Our college age daughter (only child) at first high-tailed it out of here to WWU in Bellingham, even spending the summer after her freshman year there!

And guess what...this summer, her sophomore, she came home to work for the forest service in our local ranger district as a recreation aid and is loving it! Finding this rural life did make an impression on her, and part of her identity which she loves!

I found liberal groups in the environmental organizations and the Unitarian Fellowship. Two great sources. In fact, I know a few in Spokane! I'm sure you will gravitate to those groups where you fit in. You will find your tribe there, as I have here. Makes for some interesting interactions, and there's a lot to learn in that funny kind of "diversity"! As well as impacts to be made, as you say.

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