Comparison Essay

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Cristy Bailey-rough draft I have not visited many states in my lifetime, and up until four years ago, I had lived in Tennessee my entire life. My families’ decision to move to West Virginia, a place I had never even drove through or visited before, turned out to be the best decision we could have ever made. Living in West Virginia was certainly a culture shock at first, but we settled in and found it the perfect place to call home. I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. It was always easy for me to find my way around, even if I hadn’t ever been to a certain area before. I still could find my way around because I was so familiar with all areas of middle Tennessee. For example, I had a job interview in Lebanon, which is a smaller city outside of Hermitage, Tennessee about 30 minutes from Nashville. I wasn’t familiar with the area but had traveled through there on several occasions. I got the address from the receptionist and located the place almost instantly in time for my interview. Tennessee weather is sporadic at best. I can remember one year, it was 60 degrees when I woke up to get the kids ready for school and by 2 o’clock that afternoon, it was snowing. The seasons change very abruptly in Tennessee. It has one long hot spell and one long cold spell. There is not a “fall” or “spring” really. You wake up one day and all the leaves are gone off of the trees and it is very cold outside. Leaves hardly get a chance to turn before falling to the ground. Summertime is the worst season of all in Tennessee. The heat is not real bad, it’s the humidity that that makes you feel miserable if you have to be outside. My family went to a family reunion down there in the middle of July last year. It was at Cedars of Lebanon Park. That particular day, the temperature was in the low 90’s but the humidity made it feel like 120 degrees outside and we had…...

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