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Author Topic: What is your favorite thing about Chatham county?  (Read 6419 times)
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« on: July 21, 2008, 05:55:46 PM »

Mine is the people, the Haw river and the (some what) still open spaces.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 06:23:11 PM »

I like knowing people when I go places.  When I lived in CA, I did not even know the people that lived in the apartment next to mine.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 06:36:20 PM »

It is hard to name my favorite thing ....I must admit the people are a good starting point...walking down the street and knowing the people you meet...the wait staff at the restaurant knowing what you want to drink...and feeling a part of a community.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 06:50:53 PM »

Our daughter moved to California. That was the first thing she said " Mom I don't think our neighbors are even interested in meeting us" She was correct. She has had to be very aggressive in meeting people. She had to sets up " play dates" with people in order to formulate friendship for her three children. Here we meet people that have children that are of the same age as our children and just say to one another "I think they would have fun together. This is my phone number. Call me let's get together." No internet, club or mom's group needed. Plus if someone moves into your neighborhood you take them a pie and say hello and  get to know them. Then you know if your children are compatible. When someone moved into my daughter's neighborhood and she took them a pie, they opened the door, she offered the pie. They looked puzzled and ask "what Is this for? " she was humiliated. I just told her to keep being nice. That was how I raised you. To have the ability to make people feel comfortable and welcome. With some apprehension she continued. Now after five years it has become a custom in her neighborhood. Hope those people in California  appreciate a little southern hospitality !!
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 07:18:25 PM »

The first thing I thought of was that you know the people around here...always a friend around and you know your neighbors...I also like the fact that we are close to the mountains as well as the beach. The surprise we all get when a snow fall comes...so exciting...
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 08:19:20 PM »

The sense of community.  The rural character. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 08:20:36 PM »

oh yes !! The snow, which comes less and less often is very exciting!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 09:05:23 PM »

I hope we get snow this coming winter...
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 10:39:55 PM »

The sense of community.  The rural character. 
amen on that
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 10:57:26 PM »

the amazing variety to the population of Chatham County, living (relatively peacefully) together.
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 12:27:22 AM »

I like that the people here really care about things and are willing to give their time to issues and projects they care about.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 07:39:49 AM »

Seeing cows on my way to and from work.

Driving over Jordan Lake at sunrise.

Having three people say "good morning" to me between my getting out of the car and entering the grocery store - and I don't know any of them.

Having some kind of real conversation with clerks when I buy something.

The wood floors in the Southern States.

Slowing down behind someone on a tractor.

The elderly man who drove his horse and Amish buggy up our driveway last week "just to say hi" and welcome us to the neighborhood.

Interesting yard art.

That people always assume you want your tea sweet.

People who wave from their porch when you drive by.

Scarecrows and hanging tin pie pans in gardens.

Sitting outside on my porch, and the only thing I can hear is someone's donkey braying off in the distance, and birds.

Saving a hummingbird that got stuck in the barn, and then seeing it at our feeder every day.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 08:14:31 AM »

all the rural country churches that have been around a long, long time and the same generations of family still there, the rest are out back in the cemetery from the 18th century
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 07:43:53 PM »

Our "warmth", no pun intended. But today at my work we had a daycare van on a field trip, pull into our drive with an emergency of sorts. A child became motion sickened. Poor kid was "barfing" on the side of the drive.
We invited all 13 kids and the teacher to come into our business building for cold water, AC until this little boy's mother could come pick him up and everyone could get back on the road. They were SO CUTE, thanked us for cold water,a cool place to sit and a restroom (and with no prodding by the caretaker). Packed some cool towels on the little sick fellas forehead and neck until Mom came. One little girl said to me, I think maybe you saved his life Grin  I assured her we just did an act of kindness and they would all be fine. A great hot day in a twisted way. We just care, I guess is what I am trying to say.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 08:32:36 PM »

99 things we love about Chatham County

http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/news/local/things-we-love-about-chatham-70224.shtml
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