Those who live there know its flaws, but appreciate all its wonderful qualities. They call it home, and it holds a special place in their hearts.
Many people criticize the state for the stereotypical "Hillbillies" which allegedly inhabit it; however, if one pays attention to the critics, they themselves usually sound quite uneducated. Those who live in glass houses...
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads"
-Take Me Home, Country Roads, by John Denver