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Always look on the bright side of life...

Every now and then, I'll pick up a piece of good news and it will just mellow out my whole day. In fact, it's even been known to sway my most passionately-held opinions -- orat least put them on hold for a brief period.

Today just might be one of those days.

For the third year in a row, us little folks in Cow Hampshire are delighted to see that others can appreciate what we cherish. Once again, we are the most livable state in the Union.

Also out today is some other news, about our neighbors to the south. Lawrence, MA is a pretty run-down, rough, sleazy city. (Sorry, D and A, but you're a couple of the all-too-few bright spots in that hellhole.) I've referred to Lawrence (with extensive problems with drugs, gangs, auto insurance, an economy in the toilet, and other issues -- and those are its GOOD points) as "the armpit of the Bay State" and "a wretched hive of scum and villainy" (the last was a deliberate Star Wars reference -- a Lawrence company made Wookiee fur for George Lucas).

But today, there is a reason to rejoice, to praise Lawrence. In fact, I think they need a great big sign on the city limits, welcoming all visitors and proclaiming their glorious achievement:

WELCOME TO LAWRENCE

MURDER-FREE SINCE AUGUST 2004

(Update: I'm a twit. Link to the Lawrence story here.)


Comments (5)

a Lawrence company made ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

a Lawrence company made Wookiee fur for George Lucas??...that man looks hirsute enough without manufactured fur.

You know I've got that song... (Below threshold)

You know I've got that song in my head now.

Lawrence is campaigning to ... (Below threshold)

Lawrence is campaigning to overtake Lowell for the "Jewel of the Merrimack Valley" title.

You know Robert Goulet was born in Lawrence, MA, right?

Cow Hampshire is a beautifu... (Below threshold)

Cow Hampshire is a beautiful state but I could never live anywhere where the overnight low drops under 68F on a regular basis. Livable for eskimos maybe, but not for me.

Well I am a Soutern transpl... (Below threshold)
just me:

Well I am a Soutern transplant to NH, and while i admit I generally want to head South again in January (although not this one, I don't think I have ever seen rain in January since we moved here five years ago) I like the fact that there are four real seasons, I like the fact that there isn't an income or a sales tax, and I think it is one of the most beautiful states-you don't have to go far to have a gorgeous view.




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