you live in a small town if....

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    >You can name everyone you graduated with.
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    >You know what 4-H is.
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    >You ever went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.
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    >You used to drag "Main."
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    >You swore at someone and your parents knew within the hour.
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    >You ever went cow-tipping or snipe hunting.
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    >School gets canceled for city, county, or state events.
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    >You were ever in the Homecoming parade.
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    >You have ever gone home for Homecoming.
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    >Everyone thought it was really cool to date someone from the neighboring town.
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    >You had senior skip day.
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    >The whole school went to the same party after graduation.
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    >You don't give directions by street names, but instead like this: Turn right by Nelson's house, go two blocks east past Anderson's, and it's four houses left of the track field.
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    >The country club golf course had only 9 holes. (Or there wasn't even one.)
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    >You can't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
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    >You refer to anyone with a house newer than 1980 as the "rich people."
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    >The people in the city dress funny, then your town picks up on the trend a few years later.
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    >You bragged to your friends because you got pipes on your truck for your birthday.
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    >Anyone you want can be found at either the Dairy Queen or the feed store.
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    >You see at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town.
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    >The football coach suggested that you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.
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    >Directions are given using "the" stop light as a reference.
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    >The city council meets at the coffee shop.
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    >Your "letter jacket" was worn after your 19th birthday.
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    >You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.
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    >Your teachers call you by your older siblings' names.
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    >Your teachers remember when they taught your parents.
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    >The closest McDonald's or Burger King is at least 30 miles away.
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    >So is the closest shopping mall.
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    >It is normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.
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    >You laugh your rear off reading this because you know they're all true.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   phn92
    So True!!!!
  4. by   gwenith
    The bit about going for a walk and being asked if you wanted a lift - that actually happened to me!!! I was working in Mitchell so small if could only afford two streets. It also says something about my sense of direction - I got lost in Mitchell!!!!
  5. by   jnette
    Oh yes ! Didn't grow up that way, but chose the life at a later time. ! Would never go back... I love it. Very much like that where I live now...
  6. by   P_RN
    That's where I am right now. Grew up in among 1/4 million, now live among 125 like minded souls. Here is better.
  7. by   LauraF, RN
    I can relate to every one of those. The town I live in now had to start school late last year due to the county fair. We don't have a dairy queen but we did just get a Sonic. And just last week we went from a 1 light now to a two light town. The town just closes up at about 5:30pm you can see the little old people shaking out their welcome mats and bringing them inside for the night. The advantage is when our house was hit by a tornado and then caught fire, everyone knew. People were leaving messages for me at work of houses to rent while our house was being fixed, or offer to watch my son. I would not trade my town for anything.
  8. by   aimeee
    When I grew up there my home town had NO traffic lights. Now they have 4! Almost every one of those things is true for me. And pretty close to true for the town I live in now. We do have a McDonalds, but if its like the world's worst, does it still count?
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    We STILL have no stop light (but we do have a stop sign).
    There are about 40 in my daughters class (of '05).
    If the kids do something out of line we hear of it right away.
    Any adult can reprimand any kid in town as if they were his own.
    It takes over an hour to get a gallon of milk (if you count the stopping to gossip).
    We have a swimming pool but it hasn't opened in 3 years. The local swimming hole is more fun.
    We still don't have a cop in town.
    It's not unusual to ride your horse into town. The store even has a hitchin' post.
    When the cook at one of the restaurants (there are 3) goes on vacation we eat at choice number 2. Unless Silvia is cooking then it's pretty good and we will eat there.
    We have no pizza place in town.
    The best burgers are made at the Shell station.
    If you forget to buy gas before 9:30, you have to drive 30 miles to fill up (same with beer).
    -Russell
  10. by   nurs4kids
    LOL..
    before I started working in "the big city"..
    I would have read this thread and wondered if there were actually places that were NOT "small town."

    My hometown had one caution light when I was growing up. Sadly, greed is moving in and it's becoming more "big town"..
    I hate it..

    I'm looking to move somewhere more rural...in the woods.

    Rusty,
    I'm jealous..your town sounds like heaven to me!
  11. by   JedsMom
    That is where I live I wouldn't change it for anything My son should be on the tractor bushhogging as we speak Just cut hay yesterday. Love it.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    I've read this before . . . it is definitely where I live. And love it!

    steph
  13. by   dixiemccall
    Sounds about right for any place in Indiana.....
  14. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I love my small town. Population 2200. We don't have a stop light either, we have THE 4 way stop. We have a Huck's, one sit down restaurant, 3 gas stations, a feed store, and 1 grocery store!
    About 5 yrs ago, we moved to Birmingham, Alabama....I stayed there for one week and was miserable the whole time! The day that a man in our apartment complex was shot in the parking lot, I packed up my kids and told my hubby he could pack what he wanted when he came home. Drove the 8 hour drive in about 6 hours too!!:chuckle

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