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  • gumbietygress@juno.com
    Aug 6, 2013
      Not to say, as sticks born and raised myself, the countryside is really so vile.
      In fact, it's living in the sticks that has caused me to have no notion of 'privacy.' You sneeze getting out of bed in the morning, and by the time you're at work folks are asking how the cold is.
      But it does have its moments.
      And folks often live out there because they're not real fond of people.
      [We're all somewhat suspicous of strangers.]

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      From: "gumbietygress@..." <gumbietygress@...>
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Related to: Quick note about the Texas 50  State Star series - Well sort of
      Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 16:11:44 GMT

      "Good heavens!" I cried. "Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?"
      "They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside."
      "You horrify me!"
      "But the reason is very obvious. The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser."
      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
      Sherlock Holmes in "The Copper Beeches" (Doubleday p. 323)

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      From: Jay Bingham <binghamjc@...>
      To: <CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Related to: Quick note about the Texas 50 State Star series - Well sort of
      Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:34:57 -0500


      I read an article in today’s Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) titled: Rural death: New study shows cities are safer than the country that I found to be interesting in relation to the recent discussion on this mailing list about Geocaching in rural areas.

      The article does not mention Geocaching as being a contributor to rural deaths (whew), but does mention that a significant portion of the difference in rural deaths compared to urban deaths involve highway accidents.

      Any way, I thought that it was an interesting side note to the discussion about rural caching, and hope that some of you enjoy reading it. I also hope that none of us will be contributors to the statistics by caching unsafely in rural areas.

      --| Jay /\\\\ Bing-GTX
      |+| Georgetown, TX USA
      |-- “What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.”





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