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Jodie, TX Is that a real place in Texas?

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Lockdain, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Lockdain

    Lockdain I wrestled a bear once!

    Hello!

    I'm so curious to get a new frantic facts about 11/22/63 since i recently (finally!) read it. Lately i tried to google some information about Jodie, TX (in fact i avid to see some photos of that place) but i failed - i only gone over wrong hyperlinks, that leads to pages, dedicated to persons named Jodie and etc. So i wonder if Jodie is a real town in Texas? Could someone please help me get any information about it? Will highly appreciate!
     
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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No, it's a fictional location. I don't know why Stephen chose that name for the town.
     
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  3. but... There really is a town named Arnette in East Texas :)
     
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  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm not even sure Texas is a real place some days.
     
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  5. I get that :rofl:
     
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    :rofl:
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Jodie Texas sat by me in Homeroom.....true story, ask anybody.....:rolleyes:
     
  8. Lockdain

    Lockdain I wrestled a bear once!

    Can't wrap head around, is it a kinda of wordpay or there is an undertone in this phrase? (i'm not native speaker).

    GNTLGNT, only two days past since i'm on SKMB, but i already like your sense of humour, i've got that joke :)
     
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  9. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    A joke. I live in Texas and some of the stuff that happens here is beyond belief.
     
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  10. Lockdain

    Lockdain I wrestled a bear once!

    Bev, thanks for the explanation :)
    I live in Russia, and your joke is absolutely applicable for us :)
     
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  11. Texas is like a pocket universe with like five different pocket worlds within - North Central Texas, East Texas, South Texas, etc. I moved from Illinois to Texas and came through the thinnie at the Oklahoma border just south of Thackerville. Is that the thinnie you used?
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...you may be the only one....:biggrin2:
     
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  13. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I'm actually quite saddened to learn this. I love the idea of places like jodie. Do you know if it's based loosely on any place in particular, or did he just make it a generic quiet sleepy town just far enough away from a major city?
     
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  14. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I don't know for sure but my guess is it's the latter.
     
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  15. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    There are dozens of towns just like it in Texas. Two or three stoplights, everybody knows everybody, life moves slower than normal. I've lived in one of them.
     
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  16. Lockdain

    Lockdain I wrestled a bear once!

    Excellent place to live.
     
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  17. TaylorJo

    TaylorJo New Member

    A little late sorry, I live in Dallas. I precieve this as Arlington back in the day. Smack dab in the middle of Dfw.
     
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  18. EasyGoinDFW

    EasyGoinDFW New Member

    I've lived in Dallas / Fort Worth area since 1967. I went to college in Arlington, and lived in Arlington for 5 years. Yes, Arlington is indeed right on the Dallas / Tarrant county line... smack in the middle of Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Lee Harvey actually lived in Irving (a Dallas suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth), as I remember.

    It's true, though...No Jodie, TX, at least not in DFW area. I've been here almost 50 years and never heard of it.

    In fact, even in 1967 when I moved here, it was pretty much solid city between Dallas and Ft Worth... not really any small town feeling to it unless you got out of the metroplex.

    It IS pretty awesome, though, to walk around Dealy Plaza and visit the 6th Floor museum in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository building.
     
  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome Easy!
     
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  20. I moved to Dallas in '64 and Arlington was already a thriving town. Six Flags Over Texas had been open for three years. The General Motors assembly plant was already there too. Now since Arlington has become home to the Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium, I think of Arlington as a traffic jam rather than a town lol. We moved to the country a few years ago and had to move more than 40 miles outside of Dallas to escape freeway overpasses and get the small town feeling lol.
     
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