Born in Mississippi, joined Navy in 1984 which dropped me on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Left the Nav in 97 and stayed on the island till October 2011 were my job moved me to the Kansas City area. I have a house on the Missouri side and I am finding out the extremely stupid way of taxes. They tax everything including unprepared food. In Washington State food at the grocery store is NOT taxed at all. I predict that I will not be in Missouri long. I don't think I can put up with the in our face government here.