Re: noel mo
i'm not suggesting everyone in the ozarks is like that. far from it! i'm saying that you used to never see that sort of stuff, but that's the element that moved in and is responsible for it.
fyi, my family roots are in the ozarks back to the mid-1800s when they were first settled. and my wife and i lived in branson/springfield from 1998-2008. i've lived in or vacationed in the ozarks all my life from the banks of the meramec river to the spring river in arkansas and over to lake taneycomo in branson. my knowledge of the ozarks is both highly personal and informed by the fact that i have a degree in history and am a professional journalist. but on re-reading what i posted, i could see how someone might think i was saying that only that type of people lived in the ozarks. so i wanted to clarify that.