The Good Life
April 11, 2008 8:40 AM Subscribe
posted by hadjiboy (42 comments total)
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Do you remember those days when mom and dad used to pack you up in the back of the station wagon and drive you to grandma's and grandpa's
? Or when you were a dreamer with nothing else on your mind but to escape from the one street town
to the big city? Have you ever dreamed of going back
, maybe to settle down, get in touch with your roots, and start a new life for yourself. Well, here's your chance
. Why not just get up
and do it this time. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but maybe it's the change you've been looking for
. On the other hand, maybe not, so be advised. But whatever you decide, it sure does look like a way of life
that does hold a lot of potential.
The Time and NYT articles linked to are quite outdated ('80 and '87 if I'm not mistaken) so maybe if some of the USians can chime in and corroborate what the authours of those pieces had expected at that time, it would be much appreciated. All I was able to dig up were these two
USA Today articles if it's of any help.