Anna, I left the area a long time ago to find better opportunities, but still to this day I’ve never met better people than the people of that region (and I know Luzerne County well). They may strike outsiders as rough around the edges, and I guess they kind of are, but they are the realest people I’ve ever known, and I’ve lived all over the U.S. and traveled outside it. You never have to wonder what someone is thinking from that area…just ask them, they'll tell you. I miss the people there. The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly” always reminded me of the people of northeaster Pennsylvania. Those railroad workers and coal minders were tough as goddamn nails.

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