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30 May 2008 @ 10:56 pm
Wichita, Kansas  
So far, this city seems like a place where people end up, not a place they seek out. Like an oubliette. Unfortunately, I doubt I will have the time to prove myself wrong in the next 48 hours.
 
 
 
Abra SWcloudscudding on May 31st, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Compared to the rest of Kansas, people really do seek it out.
Katiekitkatlj on May 31st, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
Everybody from KC has a grandparent or two in Wichita!

People definitely seek it out as they move off of farms (which is how so many grandparents got there).

Some also end up there for its suburban jobs & schools--if you're used to similar towns from other states (as my cousins are--they've never spent too much time in a city over 500,000), a rich life in the 'burbs can seem pretty reasonable.

But if you grew up there, you definitely flee. Like parents whose parents live in wichita. ;-)
elfdope on May 31st, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Its like the Oshkosh of Kansas.
elfdope on May 31st, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Or is Wausau a better comparison.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on May 31st, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
My dad left a town near Wichita for Mac, and never looked back.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on May 31st, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
apologies for the duplicate - it didn't click in my head that my login had expired
Dr. Xsinister_dr_x on May 31st, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Wichita is like the part of Kansas that excreted Oklahoma.
like a hundred billion hot dogs: communityhalf_double on June 2nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Run that one past the Boy-What-Lounges. I'm sure he'd back you up.