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   Posted 9/10/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
So what's a Koffee Klatch? The term is German, from Kaffee coffee + Klatsch gossip. It's an informal social gathering for coffee and conversation. The term Coffee Klatch or our way Koffee Klatch, was first in use in the late 1800's so it's nothing new. So on a daily basis we have a topic and sit around together and share our ideas, thoughts and opinions. So please join us whether this is your first day at Healing Well or you've been here for years. Everyone is welcome! And even if you frequent other forums withing HW you are most welcome to come join our daily routine.

For today.... Most people are proud of where they live. We think our country, state, city, town or region are the absolute best and I'm sure we're all correct. tongue Each area has a unique climate, exceptional places of interest and a varied history. So, what do you love about where you live? The climate? Are there fun things to do? What about the recreational prospects? What is it that you love about where you live better than any other place on earth?

I'm in NW Washington state...yep, it sure does rain here. But that's what makes it so green and lush. Personally I enjoy the rain and I love a good storm or three during the winter.Most years we get some snow but it's rarely a major concern. And the summers aren't scorching, at least on the west side of the state. But head to the east side, over the Cascade Range, and you'll think you've traveled into a different land. The mountains divide the state in half leaving one side hot and dry and the other damp and green. We can snow ski or water ski much of the year. (Chutzie doesn't do either..lol) But I can go to the beach (Pacific Ocean) and soothe my entire being by just walking along the surf. We happen to live in a rural area in the middle of a forest so it's peaceful and quiet...most of the time. But if friends come to visit we can day a short day trip to Seattle and they can have that 'big city' experience. Everything is at your back door.

What is it about where you live that you love?
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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I live in Central Pennsylvania, specifically Carlisle, home of the car shows. That is not something I love!  I do love the softly swelling mountains, the sounds of the many creeks and streams near our home, and the closeness of the Appalachian trail. There is something peaceful about this area when the breeze makes the leaves whisper to each other and the sounds of the crickets, frogs and creek lull me to sleep. There is beauty everywhere here, whether it is in downtown Carlisle with its streets lined with lampposts and hanging baskets of flowers, or by driving in any one direction for a few miles and coming across a farmer tending his fields and animals or the coolness of the woods even in the brightest sunshine.
I love the feel of the cool streams flowing over my feet and ankles, and our dogs love to play in the creek with me, even when I fish. It is great also to look up at the sky at night and see stars scattered everywhere like grains of salt tossed up to the sky. We also have close by large orchards for every possible fruit, festivals to celebrate harvests, and occasionally an Amish family or two.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow, I just time traveled from here to Washington State, back through the lovely Pennsylvania! It's amazing to feel like you are there.
I am from "The Country Music Capitol of the World"!! Yep, Nashville, TN. Oh, thank goodness it isn't all about country music! We are an area where some of the most important battles were fought and either lost or won depending on where you are from!
Of course our incredibly lovely city was hit by "the Flood of May 2010 and nothing will ever be the same nor has our city come back to it's wonderful pre flood days.  BUT if you love music, you will love Nashville as we have so many different types of artists/music here. Our downtown in beyond measure. It is filled with beautiful old buildings, museums that though are many, to the greatest Symphony! If you want to take in a play, go to Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater! Hope over to the Science center or to the Parthanon to  see and read about all the Greek God's and Goddess's.  We have a wonderful zoo and concert hall that is dynamic! We are also home to the Tennessee Titans!
From seeing President Andrew Jackson's home (I highly recommend it) to going to a great big water park, Nashville has it!
Now if you can't tell, I love this place! Yes, it gets cold in the winter and scorching humiy related hot in the summer, but what the heck! It rains quite often here as well. We have mountains and trees that are wonderful!
Ya'll come on down!!

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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Gotts say '' I love New York ! '' I like it because everything is here , Broadway , Wall Street , every nationality and every religion . The United Nations and the Bronx Zoo , The Empire state Building and used to have the World Trade Center , where I used to repair machines . Foriegn Films and beautiful women , great clubs and if you drive for an hour your int the Catskill mountains leaving the city behind and seeing the beauty of nature !! Yeah it ain't bad !!!! Yes there's bad and crazy stuff here too , but it wouldn't represent the strenghts and weaknesses of human beings otherwise . I still love it !! Mikel
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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well here in east central Illinois it is harvest time, there is a certain beauty about this time of year in Illinois, but with that said,  I am not going to say I love it here in Illinois. Like most places it has it good points and bad. The distinctly different seasons are nice, but as I get older, the winters seem longer and colder and more harsh as each year goes by!  And I am not fond of that at all!!  Having been in the military so long and having lived in so many different places, I will say that I miss the mountains the most! Many of the places I was stationed at had mountains, if not right there, they were not very far away!  I miss them allot!  If I can get this house of mine sold I just might move to a place that has them, and a of course a place with much milder winters, and a military base ( preferrably an AF Base) close by!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I live in a very small town in NE GA. I've lived all over GA and I'm happy where I've settled down. Every big town around me is less than an hour's drive away. My job is within walking distance at a local elementary. It's a peaceful, sleepy town that is busy only two times a year: Fall Festival and "The Big Iron Crank Up". I've lived here for 10 yrs and still don't understand "The Big Iron Crank Up" except it's something to do with starting up some weird engine located in our park?????
I like the remoteness of the town, but it's close enough to bigger towns I can enjoy them, too.
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