Describe your Hometown...

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AND I WANT YOU TO DESCRIBE IT WITHOUT NAMING IT!

I'LL START FOR YA...
MY HOMETOWN IS:

Hard to pronounce last names (many with few vowels), Green River pop, trains, an ethnic mix of food, a band shell for performances by the local Rusty Pipes band, football mania, basketball when there's no football, and a few famous people from this area were the Kuechenburg boys, William Revelli for which the bandstand is named, and Michael Jackson. The area is called Da Region.



 

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My hometown when I was growing up was like The Adams Family meets Mayberry. The sidewalks on both sides of the square were embedded with marbles and I remember trying to get some of those out of the concrete. We had carny folk in August (moved on to be more like a regular old fair eventually) and my granny bain was friends with a bearded snake lady.

Grandpa Jones used to own the fairground before I was born and sold it after his best friend String bean was murdered.
Both were famous Grand Ole Opry and Hee-Haw acts.
 
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My hometown when I was growing up was like The Adams Family meets Mayberry. The sidewalks on both sides of the square were embedded with marbles and I remember trying to get some of those out of the concrete. We had carny folk in August (moved on to be more like a regular old fair eventually) and my granny bain was friends with a bearded snake lady.

Grandpa Jones used to own the fairground before I was born and sold it after his best friend String bean was murdered.
Both were famous Grand Ole Opry and Hee-Haw acts.
Now the bearded snake lady sounds kinda cool...lol
 

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I grew up in a township, there was no town per se. All around us was farmland, mostly corn, and a few cattle farms. Less than two hundred yards up the road from us was one of the area's original one room schools, first build in the late 1890s. It was less than a hundred yards the other way to the Little Miami River. There was a grain mill just on the other side of the river, on the railroad tracks.

Most of my friends were farm kids, and we did a lot of fishing and hiking through the woods. The only entertainment nearby was a speedway (oval track and drag strip) a mile or so away, but we seldom went due to the cost.

That area is now an incorporated city, quite affluent in fact. A few miles away from where we lived, in what was once corn fields, are gated homes we'd have considered mansions as youngsters. There is also a golf course, a huge shopping mall and associated strip malls/restaurants/businesses, and an interstate bypass.
 

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Ditka. Jake. Elwood. Capone. Oprah. Jordan.
2005 White Sox.
Corruption.
Windy. Cold.
Really bad fire.
Old Style beer.
Murder.
Navy Pier.
1959 White Sox when they won the pennant, and Mayor Daley turned on the air raid sirens to celebrate. Mass cold war panic.
Bob Newhart
 

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Ditka. Jake. Elwood. Capone. Oprah. Jordan.
2005 White Sox.
Corruption.
Windy. Cold.
Really bad fire.
Old Style beer.
Murder.
Navy Pier.
1959 White Sox when they won the pennant, and Mayor Daley turned on the air raid sirens to celebrate. Mass cold war panic.
Bob Newhart
Now I could guess that city from the description even if I didn't know you lived there!
 

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Regency, spa, pigeons, white buildings, festivals, races, home of GCHQ, surrounded by Cotswold hills, tree-lined avenues.... Those UK folks will easily figure it out.
 
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RoseRed, horse races ?
This could be a fun exercise if I can crack your code.
 
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