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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Roulette, PA Is A Great Place To Raise A Family

Growing up in Roulette, PA was amazing. A whole community that looked after each other... Surrounded in natural beauty, unique characters, and old fashioned values.
Good soil for gardening. Deep fishing holes. Plenty of wildlife. Starry skies. 

Sure, there were some creepy weirdos, but we knew who they were and we stayed away. 

It was a time when victims could correct their bullies without fear of repercussion. When everyone knew your mom and dad, so you didn't dare get too wild. When people bought your overpriced chocolates to send you on school field trips, whether they could afford it or not. 

Summer sunsets brought the sound of drums and bells as the Blue Devilettes practiced their routines. 

Sometimes, even across town, you might hear the crack of a bat as a promising little leaguer hit his first home run. He or she really believed that chances were good he might join his major league heroes from his hometown.

Roulette still is great. Kind retired men drinking coffee, reading the paper, laughing at Bradford criminals and politics, and helping each other with their household projects.

Nobody's lawn gets too long, because they help each other when they can't mow it.
A handful of hardworking young families trying to make their way. They could triple their income if they move away... But they sacrifice to give their kids stars, rivers, woods, fields, values.

Problems? Sure. A few violent crimes. Some drugs. Some mental health issues. But they pale in comparison to the beauty of small town Potter County life.

28 comments :

Anonymous said...

Such a nice bit of Wisdom! It is evident just how you are committed and loyal you are,love of family, friends, your town and Potter County! I also am grateful for my family and friends but am very lonesome in my town and Potter County. I would be great full to feel, as you do about the area. I've been very close or right here my entire life,but the passing of time, many sorrows and losses change you and the areason isn't a sanctuary any more. Thank for your invite and taking this time to relate these feelings!

Anonymous said...

When I moved to Coudersport, and later Roulette, I thought it was perfect. Coming from the southern end of the state, it was less crowded, definitely less noise, a lot more laid back. But I never got to know people really well. As soon as they found out I was a "flat lander", their attitudes changed. As much as I tried, I couldnt make more than a hand full of friends. I had an extremely hard time finding a job. Even though I was more than qualified, seemed if you didnt know someone you wouldnt get hired. Eventually, I blew through my savings and had to move back to the southern end of the state. I grew up here and im doing very well for myself. But ill admit, there are times I miss living up there.

Theres only one thing I dont miss up there, and thats dating. Seems like people change partners as much as they changed socks. I could name a lot of names, but ill not do that. Hope they changed their ways, though I doubt it. Oh well, theyre not my problems anymore. Good place. Hope others have better luck than I did.

Anonymous said...

Gosh I'm about to cry...NOT

Anonymous said...

I also moved back for the small town I had missed for so long. No jobs even though county officials who were elected promised them. No nothing. I agree that if you are not connected to people in high places you don't even get a chance for an interview. Discrimination is all over Coudersport.

Anonymous said...

Life is what you make of it folks. There's jobs everywhere.. if you put down your a nobody attitude. Get up go get yourself a job. No one is going to hand you one. God Bless America, home of the brave.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the flatlander. I have been here in PC since I was 23, now am 55 and I am still considered an outsider. As soon as I speak the proclaim my birthright by my Phily accent. :/

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I worked at a place that the only way you got somewhere was by who you know or are related to. It didn't matter how hard you worked. I finally got a good job where it isn't like that. I make good money and feel appreciated for how hard I work evev though I have only been there 90 days. I feel very fortunate.

Anonymous said...

Austin was a nice place to live and raise a family in years ago until the liberals took over down hill ever since !

Anonymous said...

Well, don't you out-of-towners blame yourselves. Its the campers and tourists before you (and presently) that have soured the locals to ANY new people. I live out of town and I am surrounded by camps owned by 'out-of-towners'. I have noticed that in the last 15 years they care NOTHING about their neighbors. NO consideration at all.
Their dogs run loose, they shoot fire-works off until 4AM, they blast their music all nite long, run their ATV's all over my property,, etc. etc. on and on... I don't blame the locals for finally rebelling, I am too.... most of them are pieces of poop... But that doesn't mean that you are.

Anonymous said...

You need a passport to travel to Potter County that is for sure!

Anonymous said...

Finally rebelling? I may be an out-of-towner, but ive been coming to Potter County since the 70's. Locals have never been receptive of outsiders. They sure like to take your money though, and complain when you arent spending enough. Thats why I started buying my groceries at Walmart years ago and drag them to camp. About the only thing I buy when im at camp is a little gas. So you get my $600 a yr in taxes and a little gas. Screw unappreciative locals.

Anonymous said...

600 bucks for taxes! We need to double taxes on these no spend cynics from where there ain't no hills. That way we can lower taxs for Opie and Andy.

Sharon said...

Oh, for God's sake! Would you listen to yourselves, whining about not being accepted here! Let me ask you: did you bring your 'down home' attitude with you. You know, the one where you move here because it's beautiful, laid-back, whatever, then you proceed to tell everyone how they could (or should) be doing things like 'down home.' And you wonder why you don't quite fit in! I moved here 30 years ago and have found the vast majority of the people to be kind, inclusive and generous. This is my home and, yes, it may have taken some time to feel like I really fit in, but that happens any time you're the new person.

Anonymous said...

Next time you or a loved one gets sick and gets sent to Pittsburgh to see a doctor. Don`t forget to call him a flatlander and shown him your Potter County ignorance.

Anonymous said...

This started by a nice person relaying his love of his home town and Potter County, and ended about flatlanders. Can't we let the original guy his glory?

Anonymous said...

Opie and Andy already have lower taxes, theyve been screwing you Goobers for years and youre too blind to see it. You can thank Rigas and his followers for how things are going. You want to double our taxes though? Fine. We'll start expecting double for our money. Let that sink in a little before you open your mouth.

Anonymous said...

these people in Potter County complain about taxes but pay very little compared to the people that actually pay taxes.Their politicans are always yelling unfairness all the while not paying their fair share compared to the rest of us

Anonymous said...

Agreed 12:42. I live I'm a wife of a HS history teacher in Coudersport, and fairly new to the area, and there are a lot of men who marry women that are a lot younger than they are...It seems as if men and women here feel the need to marry people within the community or area they grew up in? Go Coudy golf!

John Smith said...

7:52
You just described my neighbors!
And by the way they're locals!!

Anonymous said...

Just stay where you are and it wont become an issue. And we'll stay here and be content and peaceful in our slice of paradise.

Anonymous said...

10:33,, I detect some serious jealousy in your comment. .Maybe you feel threatened or you're very insecure.

Anonymous said...

My God Jim !! Once again, look what YOU have caused. How could you?

Anonymous said...

If the decision to move here was yours and you were not forced to move here, exercise the same freedom of decision to leave.

Anonymous said...

WOW. I'M BLOWN AWAY, THIS YOUNG MAN WRITES SUCH AN ENCOURAGING ARTICLE ABOUT HIS HOME TOWN & YOU SO-CALLED ADULTS TURN IT INTO SOMETHING CALLED IGNORANT, IMMATURE, SELF-CENTERED, CRITICAL ATTITUDE PPL, SHAME ON YOUS, I'M NOT FROM THIS AREA BUT I REALLY ENJOYED HIS ENCOURAGING ARTICLE FOR HIS SMALL TOWN HE IS SO "PROUD" OF & ITS SAD SOME ADULTS RUIN HIS ARTICLE BY YOUR IGNORANT. CRITICAL, JUDGEMENTAL ATTITUDES!!!! Some of you need an ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! SHAME ON YOUS!!

Anonymous said...

12.42 Paradise? Where in Haiti do you live in Potter County? I've lived in this area all my life and have yet to find a paradise! I'm not here of my own choice and would move if possible, but in the mean time, anyone has the right to be here, if that's what you want. Most of the time I can't understand why you would want to.

Anonymous said...

Dont blame us for Joshs clouded view of the area. Some of us lived there too. And the folks he thought were perfect were anything but. To be honest, I never met Jim, Josh once, but I can name names and situations neither could deny. Especially one well respected older woman who is no longer with us. Make no mistake, this isnt Mayberry. Im glad Josh loved growing up there, but those fine folks are anything but. And some of us can prove it.

Anonymous said...

I know a lot of people from Roulette and I like every single one of them. Same goes for Austin, Costello and Wharton. Most of the Douchebags for some reason come from Coudy.

Anonymous said...

4:38 how in God's name are these comments Jim's fault?
1:24 you must be from Coudy as well