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09-18-06, 09:23 PM #1
How to know if you grew up in a small town
Those who grew up in small towns will laugh when they read this.
Those who didn't will be in disbelief.
1) You can name everyone you graduated with.
2) You know what 4-H means.
3) You went to parties at a pasture, barn, gravel pit, or in the
middle of a dirt road.. On Monday you could always tell who was at the party because of the scratches on their legs from running through the woods
when the party was busted. (See #6.)
4) You used to "drag" Main.
5) You said the "F" word and your parents knew within the hour
6) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police officers, because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones
7) You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew
how old you were (and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents
8) When you did find somebody old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes, you still had to go out into the country and drive on
back roads to smoke them.
9) You knew which section of the ditch you would find the beer your buyer dropped off.
10) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.
11) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.
12) You didn't give directions by street names but rather by
references. Turn by Nelson's house, go 2 blocks to Anderson's, and it's four
houses left of the track field.
13) The golf course had only 9 holes.
14) You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
15) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason.
16) The town next to you was considered "trashy" or "snooty," but
was actually just like your town.
17) You referred to anyone with a house newer then 1950 as the "rich" people.
18) The people in the "big city" dressed funny, and then you picked
up the trend 2 years later.
19) Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or
the town bar.
20) You saw at least one friend a week driving a tractor through
town or one of your friends driving a grain truck to school occasionally.
21) The gym teacher suggested you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.
22) Directions were given using THE stop light as a
23) When you decided to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would
pull over and ask if you wanted a ride.
24) Your teachers called you by your older siblings' names.
25) Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.
26) You could charge at any local store or write checks without any ID.
27) The closest McDonalds was 75 miles away (If there was one).
28) The closest mall was over an hour away.
29) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.
30) You've pee'd in a bean, rice or corn field.
31) Most people went by a nickname.
I would not have wanted to been raised any other way!!!!
Tough times don't last... Tough people do.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.
09-18-06, 09:40 PM #2
I can agree with numbers 1, 4, 5, 7, 12 ( I still give directions that way),20, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30 (always best to do so before the crop has been harvested)
09-19-06, 05:03 PM #3
I could buy ciggies - my Mom gave me a note!
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09-19-06, 05:54 PM #4
Bwahahha, some of those sound pretty darn right!Thereís a promise I need you to make
While Iím gone you take care of the love
And Iíll deal with the hate.
Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado
09-19-06, 06:11 PM #5
We didn't have a golf course or a stop light. In my first school, there were 50 kids. Grades 1 thru 3 were in one classroom and 4th to 6th in the other. We didn't have "Hot lunch" until I was in third grade, and then the school janitor brought it over from the High School in the back of his station wagon. There was one cop, Max, and he was THE LAW! He drove a 4-door 1960 chevy with a bubble on the roof, and his duty gear was a revolver , a pair of cuffs and a few extra bullets in a leather dump pouch. If you got arrested, there was a couple of jail cells over his office where you stayed until someone came to get you. The only "gangs" in town were the FFA, Boy Scouts, 4H and Girl Scouts. Every house had a gun because every boy over the age of 12 went hunting. The only "crime" was during Homecoming week, when you were expected to vandalize the other classes floats. We bought cases of Pabst beer and sat in corn fields listening to AM radio, hoping to "get lucky" so we could brag about it on Monday. Of course, if you did "get lucky,' you couldn't say who it was with, because it was sure to be someones sister or cousin! My graduating class had 85 kids. I could still name 90% of them.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
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