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Old 11-29-2006, 03:09 PM
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Default Growing up in Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton was a steel town. We had a huge steel mill and virtually all the men worked there. It was a big operation and everybody made a really good living. They were all proud of what they did, regardless of what part they played in the Steel making operation. My dad was in labor relations and dealt with union grievances.

Slowly but surely foreign imports poked a hole in the domestic steel industry. Today, Weirton Steel Company is an empty shell with broken windows and trees growing in the gutters. How sad. Every time I visit my home town now, it really depresses me. It's almost like a hollywood movie in my head as I can picture the way it use to be, specially at Christmas. The giant is dead.

I just don't know what the people who still live there are doing for a living.

Tell us a little about your growning up years.
 
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