From: Sue Armstrong
To: Aaron Boyden
Date: Mar 22 1996 1:36:03 pm
Subject: CENSUS
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A lone voice in the wilderness, Aaron mournfully howled out "CENSUS"

>  lived and died in their hometowns. Most likely, only
> a few people would
>  ever have to make the trip.

AB> I think you're forgetting a few other facts about the times. The
AB> Empire had just been established, and the brutal wars of the late
AB> Republic had only just begun to die down.  In times when people were,
AB> admittedly, disinclined to move about of their own volition, they
AB> nonetheless tended to move in pretty large numbers to get away from
AB> wherever happened to be the war zone that year.  Thus, there's reason
AB> to think a lot of them wouldn't still be living in the same place they
AB> were born.

Plus the fact that the young of then were probably quite like the
young of today, wanting to get out of whatever dull, boring town
they were raised in to try their luck somewhere else, or to "see
the world", or just get away from their parents or some such.
Many return home, sure - but many others may prefer some other
town or city or some such over where they came from and choose to
stay there for whatever reason.  Hell, even Jesus travelled around
a bit, didn't he?

--Wolfie

If you work with your hands for your livelihood,
Some day you might have to choose;
When the class war rages on the factory floor,
If you don't fight, you lose.
--Redgum

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