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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:30 AM

Down-river

I live in a conservative area. The people will voice their opinions but are not much for debating issues. The general population in this area is older. Most of the younger people are moving to other areas; however, we do have older, retired people moving into the area. Most are looking for a slower pace of life and to take advantage of the lakes, rivers, mountains and other natural surroundings. I was conversing with one of our life-long older citizens. I joked about mud season, black flies, cold winters and such and said "We had better not tell people wanting to retire here about it or they would not want to come here." He had a short, direct reply to this. He said "We should tell them everything bad we can think of as we already have enough of these damned down-river foreigners moving in".

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Response to old man 76 (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:43 AM

1. Upper Kennebec River Valley?

My wifes family says down-river all the time.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:31 AM

3. Your right

It is upper Kennebec valley.

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Response to old man 76 (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:00 AM

2. Ayuh.

Right along with "if you can't take the winter, you don't deserve the summer.

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Response to old man 76 (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:50 AM

4. LOLing at this. "Flatlanders" is what we called them,

even bought my Dad an "Ah Ain't no Flatlander" t-shirt at the Fryeburg Fair once

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