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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Aug 7, 2004
      Ah -- how odd it is for a boy from Atlanta, Ga to hear you guys complain
      about the TRAFFIC in BURKITSVILLE!!!!!!!!! (With an "eye").
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      From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 3:30 PM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam]

      > Tim,
      > Sorry I did not check my spelling. I know Burkittsville is spelled with an
      > "eye" but my fingers were too fast for my eyes. Sharpsburg is the same
      > the "born here" versus the "outsiders" of which I am an outsider too. The
      > conflicts I had when I first moved in have settled down since I have been
      > town for 16 years and recognized as not wanting what is usually ascribed
      > what outsiders want (big grocery stores, shooping malls, movie theaters,
      > etc...). Now those that wouldn't speak to me now say hello and converse.
      > you do enough time I suspect you gain some measure of acceptance.
      > Interestingly, one gent who was born just outside of town, and has a
      > recognized historic name in the area was always considered an outsider
      > because he was not born in town. And it always galled him to the end of
      > life when asked about it.
      > Tim, what is Bovril? And, when did the Living History/Re-enactment get
      > cancelled? I tmust have just happened as I was checking their website just
      > couple of weeks ago.
      > I too like the small town life with the exception of Route 34 is a good
      > busier traffic wise than the roads through Burkittsville or Keedysville
      > since it was bypassed by present day Rt 34. But I see changes in the wind
      > coming down the pike literally and figuratively.
      > Burkittsville and the myth of the Blair Witch. Ah, a good myth dies hard
      > even when its perpetrated by Hollywood. Sort of like our Slave Block in
      > which really isn't despite the historic marker on it.
      > Kevin
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