East Ridge bucket list has one item: “Leave East Ridge”

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East Ridge, TN
East Ridge, TN
After a local blogger’s “Chattanooga Bucket List” received attention recently for spotlighting “must see/do” things, including “Brunch downtown” and “Track 29,” local residents put together a bucket list for East Ridge that ended up having just one item: “Leave East Ridge.”

“A bucket list is a list of things to do or see before you die, or ‘kick the bucket,'” said resident Conrad Rynann. “To the people of East Ridge: for heaven’s sake, leave this place before you die here.”

“Some people live their whole lives here and die within a mile from where they were born. Some are content to never travel outside the U.S., or even the region,” said Rynann. “Christ on a crutch, just get out there and see the world. It’s not all just strip malls and fast food places and people cooking meth and cheap hotels.”

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