A Conversation for Springfield, Missouri, USA
Jessie, queen of the strange - Nirvana rocks my socks! Started conversation Jan 12, 2003
Hm. I lived in Springfield for 5 years (my family moved when I was nearly 10), and I think you're right on several issues, except one - the churches. Admittedly, I was rather young, and my family is atheist, but I don't remember a lot of churches, or churchgoers. But I do remember the Bass Pro shops. I used to go there, and the guy behind the counter would always give me a few foul-smelling worm things. And I was deathly afraid of a stuffed bear near the entrance - I had to cover my eyes every time I walked past it.
Also, my father taught English at SMSU. It was an awesome campus, I remember walking past a big fountain out in the courtyard. Many happy memories of sitting on the edge of that fountain.
And the Chinese restaurants are awesome.
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