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David Erin Anthony

You are just north of my old neck of the woods. Our farm was just south of Jamestown, NY. I hope to be back there for a visit soon. Been too long since been back.

Julie in Boise

All my years growing up in Pittsburgh, I never got to upstate NY except for one family trip to Niagara Falls when I was 10 or 11 or so.

This area is amazingly rich in history. Alas, the heavy snow reminds me why I love Boise and wouldn't care to live in the Northeast. I'd like to come back in the summer someday (but I need to get back to the 'burgh first - haven't been there for 10 long years).

sharon fisher

You could visit my sister!

I grew up in upstate New York.

Irwin Horowitz

Wow, such an overwhelming NY presence here in ID (and on RSR). I myself grew up on Long Island (Bellmore), and have numerous relatives from the upstate area.

Julie in Boise

And I thought we were all from California! (No offense, Sharon.)

Seriously, it would be interesting to know if there are more Idaho Democrats than Republicans from somewhere else.

I prefer Idaho to Pennsylvania (or Long Island, where I also lived for a short time as a young adult, Irwin) by pretty much every measure BUT politically.

sharon fisher

Actually, I lived for 20 years in upstate New York, and then 20 years in California.

Irwin Horowitz

There is certainly much to appreciate here in Idaho, but there are also some things that I do miss from back east...like all-night diners with literally every conceivable meal on their menus!

Julie in Boise

Sharon, I knew that. I'm just giving you a hard time, as we are morally obligated to do with anyone who moves to ID from CA.

Irwin Horowitz

Just for the record...

I spent my first 18 years in NY before going to MIT for 4 years. After a summer in FL (where my parents had moved), I then relocated to southern CA for 7 years to get my doctorate (Caltech). Then a year at BYU (great place for an atheist :-) and six years in Pocatello before moving to Pullman, WA for 5 years (one as a professor, 2 as an undergrad in Electrical Engineering and 2 getting an MS in EE). I moved to Meridian 1 1/2 years ago. So, my question is: do I deserve a hard time since I've lived in NY, MA, FL, CA, UT, ID, WA and ID again?

sharon fisher

Hey, I give Californians a hard time, too, if they're still driving around with California plates on their cars.

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