Happy West Virginia Day!!!

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by statisticool » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:06 am

RCC wrote:Make your plans now... West Virginia day is drawing near, Monday, June 21!!! 142 years of freedom from the Virginian Menace!!!

Just to lob up a softball....

How do you plan to celebrate West Virginia Day?
By living in Alexandria. A great place.

By the way, Monday is the 20th. But East Virginia people know that. ;)

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by RCC: Act II » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:10 am

Excuse me. I wasn't looking. Let me buy you another drink. What? It's red bull and single malt scotch? On second thought I did you a favor.

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by xouper » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 pm

Is this the new forum record for largest gap between posts?

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by sparks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:36 am

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:08 am

Is West Virginia Day really a thing that West Virginians celebrate? I've lived in other states and I don't really remember the state holiday being a thing. If there was a New York Day where I grew up, nobody I knew celebrated it or was even aware of it. Ditto for the other states where I was a resident.
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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by RCC: Act II » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:51 pm

It's a day off for state workers. About 3/4 of the state doesn't really care and the other 1/4 are pissed that their county was stolen from Virginia in what amounted to a rigged referendum and they want to be clear they still honor the values of the confederacy.

Nevada had something similar. It requires a state to have an origin story and/or some sense of unity. West Virginia has both. The civil war thing and a siege mentality from being shit on in every way possible since then.

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Is West Virginia Day really a thing that West Virginians celebrate? I've lived in other states and I don't really remember the state holiday being a thing. If there was a New York Day where I grew up, nobody I knew celebrated it or was even aware of it. Ditto for the other states where I was a resident.
It is in a few states. Nevada celebrates Nevada Day on the last weekend on October, and some workplaces (albeit mostly in the Reno and Carson area) give their employees the day off. We have a parade and a fair for it.

We used to have it on October 31 and we would move Halloween back to October 30 for it. So if you lived, say, right on the edge of California you got two Haloweens. You trick or treated in Nevada on the 30th and in California on the 31st. They changed that around the year 2000 or so
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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:56 pm

That only sounds practical in Lake Tahoe.

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:59 pm

Grammatron wrote:That only sounds practical in Lake Tahoe.
Nah. I lived in a little town called Coleville that was just a few miles over the line and is not anywhere near Tahoe and we did it. Lots of little communities hugging the border where that is possible. It was really a question of whether one could sweet talk one's parents into driving 20-30 miles for "second Halloween"
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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Grammatron wrote:That only sounds practical in Lake Tahoe.
Nah. I lived in a little town called Coleville that was just a few miles over the line and is not anywhere near Tahoe and we did it. Lots of little communities hugging the border where that is possible. It was really a question of whether one could sweet talk one's parents into driving 20-30 miles for "second Halloween"
Damn Nevadians coming to our state and stealing our candies :x

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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:22 pm

Actually at the time I was a Californian stealing Nevada candy
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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by ed » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Actually at the time I was a Californian stealing Nevada candy
I suspect that you actually paid for that candy. :wink:
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Re: Happy West Virginia Day!!!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 pm

Not me, I was 10

My parents maybe...
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