What Our Mailman Said To Me This Morning

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Well Cody... my Honey lived in Jacksonville since he was barely 16 years old and I lived there with him for the first 5 years of our marriage and many of the things you and your wife share opinions on about Jacksonville and the people that live there...my Honey and I have an entirely different opinion on.

    The diversity in Jacksonville doesn't just extend to the many races of people living there...but also to the many styles of music, food diversity, etc. I'm sure your mail man is aware of this diversity and there isn't to much that surprises him.
     
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    Read back this thread and see what a load of nonsense it is - give it a rest
    You know Cody by now but you can't wait to get on his case, so much more dignified to ignore
    @Everyone :p
     
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  3. Gloria Mitchell

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    Ok folks...I think Cody has left the building...time to move on:rolleyes:
     
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    Cody just has a way with drama......

     
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    Yea - think we all know that, no need to make a drama out if it though :p
     
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  6. Bobby Cole

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    I lived in Jacksonville. I worked nights at a restaurant right next door to David Eisenhower and during the day I worked as a framer on my dad’s construction company.
    Back then, Motown was phasing out. It wasn’t that people no longer liked the entertainers, it’s just that there was this music making the scene that every race was dancing to namely, disco.
    Now, there are very few in ANY state who can say that they do not like and occasionally listen to the artists who recorded on the MoTown label but not as a steady diet. Other singers from other labels and genres have made their entrance and that’s who the majority listen to and again, no matter what state they live in.
    There’s nothing wrong with liking to listen to whoever from whatever but to tell the truth, I never heard someone saying the MoTown was specifically black music because it wasn’t. Did you know that Star Search winner Sam Harris won a 30 Million dollar recording contract on the MoTown label? He is white. There are a few others but the point is that I never heard anyone referring to MoTown as “black music”.

    The thing is that the way it sounds and the way you wrote your starter Cody is that you were acting the Archie Bunker part and qualifying yourself to the mailman as a non-racist because you listened to MoTown.
    My UPS driver is black and we’ve gotten into a couple of conversations about music but the words white and black never came up. I like to hear some stuff by Stanley Jordon or Earl Klug (black jazz guitarists) and he even brought up Spiro Gira (probably spelled wrong), a white jazz group but neither one of us even mentioned whether they were white nor black as I recall. It was all about Jazz and who we liked to listen to.

    One last thing if you will @Cody Fousnaugh. Everyone knows what state you live in and what states you like and do not like because you’ve written it so many times that we all have it memorized and your preferences are planted firmly in our heads. It’s redundant and no one needs a refresher course. Jus Sayin’.
     
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  7. Bobby Cole

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    MoTown isn’t all black music.
     
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  8. Cody Fousnaugh

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    You USE TO live here. Two key words there...….."use to". Jacksonville has changed quite a bit since we moved here in Jan 2009. No radio stations here play Motown, let alone Oldies. Do play Classic Rock, however. None of the older country music, as in, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio or Alan Jackson. I talked to a gal that works for the radio station 99.9 Gator Country FM and when I ask her if they play those country artists and why they don't if they don't and she said "there is no call for that old of country music here in Jacksonville, so there is no reason to play it. We are a modern country music station, not a classic country music station."

    People who don't live here have absolutely no right telling us what Jacksonville is like. If a person has never been in Montana, how would they know what it's really like? I've been to Montana.

    Jacksonville is very diverse, but there are those that don't like living in such a diverse area...……..and I don't mean just us. We met a couple at local Walmart that are moving back to Minnesota. He told me "just don't like it here". He took a transfer from there to Mayo Clinic here, have been here for a year, quit Mayo Clinic here and are moving back.
     
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  9. Babs Hunt

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    He sets himself up for it by just not letting us have our opinions

    Cody....Cody....Cody. I know I will not be the only one who will be happy when you move out of Jacksonville. You have become so mired in your hatred for this place that it colors every part of your personality these days.
     
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  10. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Motown, spelled without a capital "t" is all black groups and singers...…….that's where the history was made and Barry Gordy made it happen. My wife knows so much about Motown music, because she's listened to it for years and got me into it.

    Bobby, you just happen to talk to people differently than I do. That's it. As an example: we were at a Hobby Lobby and I asked a black clerk what the tattoo on his arm was and he told me it was commemorating his mother. I said "good for you". Then, I told him I was around for the very first rapper, MC Hammer, and know the song, Can't Touch This and also listened to Aerosmith & Run DMC do Walk This Way. I also told him that we have the greatest hits of Kool and the Gang and Earth Wind and Fire. He smiled, said "very cool", shook my hand and we left the store.
    I don't know why I'm constantly telling blacks here that we listen to black music. Guess it might help with the conversation we are having with them. Basically, people here don't talk to each other, unless they know each other. Jacksonville isn't some small town out in the middle of nowhere, where everyone knows and talks to each other. Jacksonville people seem truly afraid to be friendly because of the crime here.
     
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  11. Cody Fousnaugh

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    We aren't the only ones. The Minnesota couple we talked to at that Walmart didn't have anything good to say about Jacksonville either and told us they are darn glad they are moving back to Minnesota. So, IOW, it's not just us that feel that way.
     
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    It will be so exciting when they move, we can all celebrate with them!
     
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  13. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Guess someone noticed that I took down my Avatar, right. Ok, first step done. :D
     
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  14. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Yep. Taking some things to the Goodwill today and continue to pack. Already have, and paying for, a spot for our boat there. No rodeo action here, no mountains/elk or freshwater lakes.
     
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  15. Babs Hunt

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    Are you sure you are old enough to be on this Forum Cody?
     
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