Former local resident doesn’t regret move to Tennessee

Posted 6 December 2021 at 4:35 pm


My wife and I, along with our two sons, moved to eastern Tennessee in 2013 after we retired but still like to keep up with activity in the Albion and Holley area. The Hub is a great way to do that.

There are only three areas that stand out as far as really welcome changes from Western NY – the weather, taxes and politics .

I don’t need to go into detail on the weather unless you like gloomy, cold and snow. Although some people do, we actually moved following our son’s previous relocation and thought we were heading to the backwoods, but pleasantly were surprised to see less poverty and well maintained infrastructure – roads are superb and the most noticeable plus!

But the taxes and politics are the biggest differences. Property and school taxes were beyond surviving on Social Security, in my opinion from corruption. Here we actually saved some of our Social Security up until the inflation caused by the current president. Politics has obviously gone to liberalism in my hometown. How’s that working out for you now?

After that last sentence you probably know where I am politically but you might be wrong. Actually I am a strict Constitutionalist and don’t agree with either party that have been running this country into the ground – taking turns ruling us!

I am a Vietnam Marine Corps veteran that was told my helicopter squadrons that a 5% casualty rate was “acceptable” in order to preserve our liberty, economy and way of life. I don’t regret it one bit. Granted we were mostly volunteers and knew what was at stake when we signed up.

So tell me how we gave away our liberty, economy and way of life over a virus that is 98.6% survivable? Are you civilians worth more than vets? Or just dumb!

Ed Steuber

Dawn Patrol Aviation (the ex-crop duster)

Erwin, Tenn.