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   Posted 9/10/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
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 9/10/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Colorado. Most people here would probably pick the mountains, but I never feel too good when I'm up there, and driving in them makes me really nervous, so, beautiful as they are, I'd have to pass. What I love is the prairie and the big sky. (I lived in the Midwest for a few years and, much as I loved all the greenery, I always felt hemmed-in.) The clouds are breathtaking, sharp and distinct against the bright blue sky that we have almost all the time. Our climate is pretty darned comfortable - we have 4 seasons and none are too extreme.

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   Posted 9/10/2010 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in central NY by the Oswego Lake. I have a Renisance Fair about 5 miles from where I live. With the weather
if you don't like it just wait 5 minutes as it will change. There's bands by my house on the way to work where I'll
get 2 feet of snow and I'll drive 4 miles or so and it will halve and by the time I get to work in another 9 miles there's
nothing so they think you're making it up....if they only knew.

The thing I like most is I'm near my family. Most of my relatives are within a half hour from me.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in Central North Dakota, We have really bad weather here but I still love living here because its where most of my family is and the people here are so friendly and willing to help others. I wouldnt mind being a snow bird though. lol
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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm originially from Wisconsin and now live in Arkansas. The town I live in,
the poulation is under 25,000. People are warm and friendly, true neighbors;
always ready to help one another. I've made many wonderful friends in the 3 yrs
we have lived here.

The downtown area is like stepping back in time...all the buildings are of the
Victorian Era. Scenes from a western movies were shot from our downtown.
There is a historic train depot that offers train rides through the beautiful scenery
and mountains. Our Main Street is six blocks of antique shops, art galleries,
restaurants and the old courthouse, one of the oldest west of the Misssissippi.

Our summers are in the high 90's low 100's. The winters are a lot milder than
Wisconsin. I enjoy the area for it's natural beauty and the lovely people.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I love in Louisiana and I'd have to say my favorite thing is that everyone treats you like family(well most anyway). Southerners are friendly people> I also love the crawfish!
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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in the Twin Cities and I love it! I am a southern girl and I despised the heat and all the yuckiness. People seem to have big trouble understanding why I would trade hot and balmy for cold and frigid. I think its just that they don't understand the value in embracing something radically different and fabulously new. I love so many things about my new state. There are more theatre stages and performance groups here per capita than anywhere in the US. There are year round sporting activities. The weather is beautiful almost all the time! This is the most amazing place I have lived.
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   Posted 9/11/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in the good old state of Kentucky and I've lived here all my life except about three years that I lived in Illinois.  I'm southern through and through and proud of it.  Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states that I have ever been in.  We have hills that are absolutely breath taking and we have good level farm land that farmers have made a living on all their life.
The weather is hot in the summer and the last few years all the snow you could ever want in the winter. 
Spring and fall are my favorite times of the year.  I love to travel the back roads looking at the scenery and for antique shops along the way. 
Louisville is a vibrant city if it's city life you like, but myself I will take the rural area where I live now. 
Occasionally I get up before sunrise and look out over our back deck.  It literally takes my breath away to look at the view.
I often think, God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.
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   Posted 9/11/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I always say that I am from Pittsburgh because we are only about 20 miles south.  I do not go to the city if I don't have to.
I am 5 miles from where I grew up and my parents still live there and about 7 miles from his mom and 1 brother.  We are in the middle of nowhere more or less at the end of a dead end.  The land to the right and behind the house is ours so I know we will not have any neighbors there.  To the left but closer to the street is Patty who is my "new" friend.  The farm behind us is owned by a great guy who we can call on for anything and vice versa.  We are also only 5 miles from a major shopping mall which I don't go to but there are smaller shops too.  We are basically 5 miles from anything we need.
My horses are here as is my kennel.  My 1 dog has the run of the place but does not leave the 15 acre yard tongue    Our house is a log home which was always a dream of mine and his.  They are a lot of work and rather dusty but we love it.  Oh and how can I forget the koi pond right off the back porch.
I am not bragging at all but everything is as I like it.  There are times that I do not leave the property for days at a time.  We do not go on vacation / our choice.  Hubby has his archery targets for him and his friends to practice and they have a blast.
Winters can be bad but I usually have enough in the cupboards to scrounge up meals.  Last winter we lost power for 8 days so we are getting another woodburner for the "fruit cellar" room, just in case.  Hubbies business requires him to have a generator (or 2) so we were able to have the TV, puter, fridge and I cooked on the woodburner.  The grandson loved it!!!
Everybody else sounds like they also love where they live.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Since this post started with a German definition, here is one........my Registered kennel name is Jagers-Tal. Our first German Shepherd was named Hunter and here at this house there was a 2 acre field fenced with cattle fence that he never tried to escape, it was pretty much of a valley. Hence Hunters Valley or Jagers-Tal. Just a tidbit
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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