It is good to be in New London, Conn. after spending time in Wewoka, Okla. Your intrepid reporter spent time in the great, oilfield cities of Holdenville and Seminole as well as Wewoka. He visited Okemah, Wetumka, McAleister, Shawnee, Lima, Bowlegs, and New Lima. None rivaled Wewoka for grandeur, but nowhere in Oklahoma rivaled Connecticut's very own Whaling City for energy, entertainment, entrepreneurship, vitality, and vim.
People unhappy with New London, should visit Oklahoma to appreciate what they have. New London is a place beyond compare. The shores of Lake Wewoka and Lake Holdenville and Eufala Lake pale beside the majesty of Connecticut's Thames River and the expanse of Long Island Sound. The land in Oklahoma stretches as far as the eye can see past the hazy horizon. This is one Nutmeg Yankee that prefers to see lumber ships, ferries, lobster trawlers and submarines rather than beef cattle populating the view. There is nothing wrong with Oklahoma, quite the reverse. It is just that Connecticut is more pleasing to the eye.