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Old 12-13-2018, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by graciegirl View Post

This reminds me of people protesting when the buffalo went away. Things change.
Apples and Oranges! The bison were determined to be a liability risk and they were a tangible asset to many residents. This video is simply a piece of nostalgia and something they used in marketing the development many years ago. I know of your devotion to the developers and I agree for the most part - they have created a wonderful place and done it better than anyone who ever tried before. However, they are human beings and thus imperfect, as are we all. I see no reason that they would pull this other than they want to preserve the narrative about how it all came to be. That narrative seems to be that Harold was a man with little vision, but to have a nice trailer park in order to get rid of land he owned, when son Gary came in and he along with his family, transformed it into the amazing place it has become. By the time this video was made the narrative seems to be that Harold was no more than the glad handing elder statesman, and not the driving force he appears to be in the video. No mention is made of Harold's daughter and her husband, who seem to be a pretty vital force in the development at that time according again to the video. It doesn't bother me that they seem to want this hidden, it's there property, but I sense a bit of overreach in maintaining control over the "story". I was excited when I found this and wanted to share it because I thought it was great fun to look back at the "early days" and see how things, and prices, had changed. For some reason the developers don't see it that way and that is too bad.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:19 AM
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It is a shame they had to pull the video. It is history. Oh well.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:25 PM
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Yes, too bad. I suppose it proves that they monitor TOTV.
Old 12-14-2018, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Carla B View Post
Yes, too bad. I suppose it proves that they monitor TOTV.
I suppose the could but suggest they do not.
It could have been as simple as someone sending to a Morse family member like many of us did to ours.

What has become apparent over the 15 years we have been here is the long arm of the legal support TV has and how many things have changed for liability, copyright/etc.
Liability concerns made the buffalo go, and the new years eve celebration at the squares/etc.
It happens to every small or family entity that grows and takes on a legal staff....that has to earn it's billing hours.

Yes it is a shame they have decided for legal reasons to pull the video. For practical reasons there was no threat from those of us who enjoyed it and wanted to share it.

An unfortunate reality of the time and day we live in.
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
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