Transplant from UT moved here in 1982 or so, always thought the mountains were home. But it’s taking me 30 plus years to really appreciate OK for what it is. Both my kids and wife are true Okies. The mountain west is no longer home, it’s to busy and to crowded and way to expensive but most importantly it’s to blue for me. I could not live out west like I do here. I would not be able to own my farms, raise cattle, hunt and fish as I do here, cost of living is too high and land is stupid expensive out there. I’ve been here longer than any other place and I have no intentions of leaving even upon my death. And when I do they will bury me in this great state. I finally understand what it means to be an Okie.