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the land of Knoxville

Here are some brief observations based on our 6 months of Knoxville, TN livin’. First we must say that we both really like Knoxville! It is a wonderful place mostly because of the high volume of people we love here, but also because it has some unique character. These are somewhat quirky observations from the VanOsses:

Knoxville is the land of carhart wearing banjo players and weak Folgers drinkers (I always wondered how they stayed in business). It is a lot of unhealthy chain restaurants but an unusually good sushi restaurant. ...

It is hairspray and orange and white checker boards. It is a land of football glory days and too much makeup. It is Rocky Top.

It is the land of low cost of living and people who complain about the cost of living. ... It is a place where people believe the best place to display their life is the rear window of their car – monograms, school sports clubs, honor roll, and small white stick figures representing everyone down to the family cat. ...

Knoxville has been a land of unexpected snow days, thunder storms with hail and flooding, and 65 and sunny days mid-winter. Knoxville is a land where our clothes fit us a little bit tighter and the butter flows a little heavier....

—Our View from Phinney,, March 22, 2011

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