Beautiful West Virginia

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United States
September 26, 2016 11:27am CST
I was born in West Virginia, as I’ve mentioned before and I love the people there. West Virginia, like any other state, has its own way of looking at things. West Virginians have often been called “Hillbillies” and most are PROUD of it. Having lived there for many years, there are a few things that I remember that are strictly West Virginian. However, there is a big difference between those who live in the northern part of the state from those who live in the southern part of the state, and also from those who live in the hills and those who live in the cities. Where I lived in West Virginia, chili hot dogs and pepperoni rolls were the most popular choices for eating on the run. In some areas of West Virginia, chili hot dogs were ordered with SLAW, but NOT where I lived. Soft drinks were called “pop” and grocery store bags were called “pokes.” Shopping carts were called “buggies.” Most men in the area where I lived grow a beard for deer season and hunting deer was taught from an early age. I grew up with three brothers and was taught to shoot a gun, just like they were. West Virginia remains one of the states with the lowest crime rate, and people are neighborly. It’s a GREAT place to live and I would still live there if my children didn’t live somewhere else. West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states, I think, but of course, I’m a little prejudiced. Actually, every state has its natural beauty. Do you know what “cow tipping” and “possum kicking” mean? You would if you were from West Virginia. Here is a photo of Harper's Ferry, WV
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@HazySue (22527)
• United States
26 Sep 16
@IreneVincent That is a beautiful piece of scenery. There's not a thing wrong with being known as a hillbilly. I love the little slangs piece of speech and the southern hospitality there. I do know what cow tipping is.
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@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
26 Sep 16
Why grow beards in the hunting season? Did you ever hunt deer? Cow tipping and possum kicking.......Please tell.
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@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
27 Sep 16
@IreneVincent yes,they look at you with such soulful eyes.why do they have hunting season?
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• United States
27 Sep 16
@jennyjoy In the USA, its a "tradition" from pioneer days. Many persons enjoy eating deer meat. I don't. Then there's the over- population of deer that some give as a reason for hunting.
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@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
28 Sep 16
@IreneVincent Traditions from pioneer days,interesting.Most are forgotten in today's world.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
26 Sep 16
"grocery store bags were called “pokes"... never heard of that before. As for cow tipping and possum kicking... no idea??
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