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I Don't Think Iowa Is Such a Bad Place

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    A Woman On The Porch, Just Rocking

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to visit Iowa. I have no idea why but I have always had this fantasy that I am driving down a two lane road, I look to the right, and there is a woman sitting on her porch rocking. She lives on a corn farm. She is a picture of serenity...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Iowa

    Since I joined this group, I've changed my mind. Iowa is boring, and so is the Midwest. I'm planning on moving out west to Oregon in a couple of years.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    I live in davenport. I love it here.

    I know where everything is and all the people. It's quiet. I could live here my whole life.
    maggie3333333 maggie3333333 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Fields Of Dreams ...

    I was truly shocked when I saw this group.  People who appreciate Iowa!  Amazing! As a life long resident, I have to admit, I often haven't appreciated it enough.  The people are kind, always ready and willing to lend a hand.  I've had several...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    I Really Can't Say Anything Bad About Iowa.

    It's quiet here. I live in a small town near Sioux City. Sometimes it can be a little bit hard to get to places you desire to go to. Walmart, a shopping mall.. just about anyplace to go out for an even dinner or movie. That is okay though. I can deal with driving a short way. I...
    Skunktails Skunktails 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    You'Re Wrong.

    I've grown up here, and it sucks. As a teenager, the kids are pathetically sheltered. They think the world revolves around them, because most of them have never seen anything but the Midwest. Life is bubble-wrapped, and pop culture gets here eight months late. I guess people are...
    colorsofrain colorsofrain 16-17 Nov 15, 2013

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    It Was My Home !

    I was born there. Spent most my life there.  I have family there. My home is now Chicago,my heart as well............but Iowa is many memory's !
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Not As Horrible As Some People Think

    Lots of people associate bad things with Iowa.  They think about long unending cornfields, small towns where the population is mainly hicks, and teenagers who graduate high school to go on to a long career at mcdonalds.  Well I want to point out the good things about...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Apr 3, 2014

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    Iowa City

    So I lived there for a short time, I worked at a Major Telecommunications company when they had their call center there.  I have to say I kinda liked it.  I miss going to Perkins with friends after work and to some of the bars around.  And I liked the people a lot...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Don't do it...Don't turn the key.You will open a door you cannot close,One of despair, one of uncertainty, one that wants what is not mine.I want the fairytale.I want the happily...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Nothing physically keeps men from wearing a dress and high heels. Nothing physically prevents women from playing football or driving trucks. Not really. and even the things that do...
    InfiniteCorker InfiniteCorker 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 14

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    My tears burn My face sometimes. =( I still don't like people to see Me cry. Some people just don't care that you have feelings. Nor do they care if they are the ones who caused it...
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    Jealous; You said you loved me: what you mean your going to the club? I could be the one to dance with you and give you shots. For real your talking to her? I could be your boost...
    madenew22 madenew22 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't care if I ever get married, as long as I can have a little farm for my horse and a few dogs, I'll be good.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Ewashere Ewashere 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    minimum wage shouldn't exist at all. the system regulates itself. if you want more money then don't take a job that pays very little. if you can get a bigger paying job then get...
    bckyltylr bckyltylr 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    Cry my dear ones. Cry if you need to do so. Ignore my presence and cry to your hearts content. For we are jugs of water. If we keep letting the drops of water build up eventually...
    AkaiAmbrosine AkaiAmbrosine 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ok what is this place :-) ....
    fluk fluk 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I think Depression is a dark beauty in a person's soul. Depression surfaces from subconscious mind to conscious mind which manifests in the daily life and activities of a person...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I think at most American minimum wage should be $9 at the most I see some people wanting it to be raised to $11, $15, and now I have even heard of organazations wanting it to be...
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    yea this isn't going to happen. I'm 42 yrs. old and still single. its all good though. im enjoying my life right now.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    unless you've experienced it yourself then you shouldn't judge. my ex used to tell me"oh just get a job and you'll be fine" i remember when i eas suicidal. and depressed he said...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 10

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    I've known a lot of educated idiots over the years. It's especially irritating to find some people with degrees being arrogant about it, like it makes them better than others.
    Geekynerdgirl Geekynerdgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    it's not being selfish I've been through it and it was my hell on earth I hate it but I got through it with a couple of scars
    LoverOFCreepy LoverOFCreepy 13-15, M Apr 10

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    how can it be selfish? because someone feels alone, like there suffocating in there own body and that brings you down? its selfish to expect them to just be optimistic. thats...
    kittycat1598 kittycat1598 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Divorce seems to run in the family so I'm not taking any chances.
    totaloblivion totaloblivion 16-17, M Apr 10

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    I love watching extremely young girls play with themselves
    subsissy1989 subsissy1989 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 13

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