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Old Posted Aug 31, 2019, 5:19 PM
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Location: Greenville, SC - "Birthplace of the light switch rave"
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There are only three major north/south routes through my city and I live on one of them. This means that for a good ten or so hours a day the road in front of my house is a wall of moving metal. It also means cop cars, fire trucks, and ambulances go up and down the road all the time. On top of all that, I used to work nights and my husband still does, so we'd be sleeping when traffic was heaviest. Thankfully the master bedroom is at the back of the house, so the house itself blocks a lot of noise, and earplugs and a fan are usually enough to blunt the rest.

In the rest of the house though, traffic noise is constant.
"To sustain the life of a large, modern city in this cloying, clinging heat is an amazing achievement. It is no wonder that the and women in Greenville walk with a slow, dragging pride, as if they had taken up a challenge and intended to defy it without end." -- Rebecca West for The New Yorker, 1947
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