Cost of Living, way of Life, and to all who trash - 6/7/2011
With all I have been reading on the issues everyone has on Missoula, it breaks my heart. I grew up in Missoula, as a transplant from S. Cali. We owned a Body Shop on Front Street I believe, in the 70's to the 80's. I have only the best memories of family, fishing, hiking, hunting, and overall life from Missoula and the surrounding areas. I want to come home so bad, cause I miss my trout fishing in the mountains, hiking up Mt. Jumbo, horse backing, swimming, boating, and just the best climate. I have been in SE Ks for about ten years, and hate it here more than anywhere I have ever been.
Being near the recent tornado that wiped out a nearby town, Joplin, Mo, it just makes it worse. I don't much care to step outside and instantly be sweating unlike I have ever sweat in my life. Cannot get across the driveway and you are soaked here. No work, but cost of living is a bit lower in some areas of life. I never hardly ever broke a sweat in Montana. It is not humid and miserable like the midwest. When it is 90 here, it feels much hotter than the 105 I have seen in Montana. It feels more like 119 in Phoenix, but dripping wet, and out of control.
You think people are rude there? Try the idiots in the Midwest. You would think twice! Rude, inconsiderate, irresponsible, and out to get you is what they are!
Never been robbed before coming here, and have lost over sixty thousand worth of family inheritance and
irreplaceable items. Ruthless and mean!
So, don't be trashing a place people really do want to protect. There is reason for that, obviously it has gotten much more overrun than when I Was there. I hate to see it myself! I don't think you will find many places so desirable to live, and close to nature, as Western MT.
I will still say it is sad to hear of the garbage in the street, and seeing Ol' Mahoney's Ranch in Lower Miller Creek turned into the "Burbs". It was five or six years since I passed through, and it hurt me then. I grew up five years at the base of Mt. Jumbo, just at the split at Rattlesnake creek on Van Buren. Then moved to Linda Vista in Lower Miller Creek for the most of the rest of my years growing up there. OF course, the last two were in a less desirable place, Wheeler Village, but not bad either.
My memories go far beyond Missoula, to St. Ignitious, Flathead, Sealy Lake, E. Missoula, Superior, Hamilton, etc.
Before you trash on the Town, take a few years here in the midwest, at the cold and callous jack asses they have here, and the lack of work, the wages and laziness of those from here. Then I would welcome your comments!! LOL!! Life has its really awesome and really awful places to be. IT depends on who and where you are. For me, it is the Great Rockies, lower humidity, and warm hospitality I miss.[read more...]