This list holds so true for my town I just had to post it.
> You Might Be From A Small Town If......... > > 1. You can name everyone you graduated with. > > 2. You know what 4-H is....heck, you used to be a member. > > 3. You ever went to parties in a pasture, a barn, a gravel pit, or at the end of a dirt road. > > 4. You used to "drag" on Main Street . > > 5. You said the 'F' word and your parents knew within the hour. > > 6. You scheduled parties around the schedule of different police officers, since you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't - same goes with the game warden. > > 7. You ever went cow-tipping or gopher hunting. > > 8. School was closed on Farmer's Day. > > 9. You could never buy cigarettes or liquor because all the store clerks knew how old you were (and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents anyhow). > > 10. When you did find someone old enough and brave enough to buy you cigarettes, you still had to go out to the country and drive on back roads to smoke them....same thing for the liquor. > > 11. It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town. > > 12. You had "Grade 12 Skip Day". > > 13. The whole school went to the same party after graduation, along with half > the town residents under 30. > > 14. The local golf course has only 9 holes. > > 15. You can't help but date a friend's ex. > > 16. You think that kids who ride skateboards were weird. > > 17. You consider the town next to yours "trashy" or "snooty", but it is actually just like your town. > > 18. Getting paid minimum wage is considered a raise. > > 19. You refer to anyone with a house newer than 1980 as the "rich people". > > 20. The people in the "big" city dress funny, but you and your friends pick up on the trend two years later. > > 21. You bragged to your friends because you got pipes on your truck for your birthday. > > 22. Anyone you want can be found at either the coffee shop or the feed store. > > 23. You see at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town - one of your friends drove a grain truck to school occasionally. > > 24. Coaches suggest that you haul hay for the summer to get stronger. > > 25. Directions are given using "the" stop light as a reference. > > 26. The city council meets at the coffee shop. > > 27. You wore your high school jacket after your 19th birthday. > > 28. Weekend excitement involves a trip to the grocery store. > > 29. Even the ugly and untalented people enter beauty and talent contests. > > 30. You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride. > > 31. Your teachers called you by your older siblings names. > > 32. Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents. > > 33. Your kids' teachers tell them they remember teaching you. > > 34. The closest mall is over an hour away. > > 35. It is normal to see an old man driving through town on a riding lawn mower. > > 36. You laugh your ass off reading this because you know it's all true!
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
Ummm...I grew up in a small midwestern town in Indiana (population 6,000). 2. Use to be a member. 3. Many times. 4. Ditto. 5.-12. Ditto. 21. Ditto. 23. Heck! I did that! 25. We had 2 traffic lights. (Honestly!) 30, 34, and 35. Yup! Absolutely. 36. No doubt! I live in the big city now. 30,000 people. I feel like a sardine.
I can relate, I grew up in a small midwestern town with 850 people, it still hasn't reached 1000 yet, the next town over was 350 and the nearest city was St. Louis, almost 2 hours away. Sometimes I really miss small town livin!
Feb 24th, 2000
Posts: 2912 From: Loveland, Co Registered: Feb 2000
Every 5 years the town I went to grade school has an all school reunion. The last time I went there was sign that said: "Turton, Next Three Exits". (there are only 3 streets in town). P.S. The high school closed in about 1960 and the rest of the school closed in 1967.
I live in a town that only has 205 people. Plenty of single women here though. Trouble is, all them are almost nursing home age. And yes, we do have an old man who rides his lawn mower around town, but no we don't even have a stop light. We did finally get a 4 way stop sign a few years ago though.
Posts: 2740 From: Merritt Island, FL USA Registered: Jun 99
205 people?! Wow. I thought Michigan had all the small towns. I go to a small town in Michigan called Mayville, just under 1000 people, something like 980. And I thought that town was small. They have one stoplight. When I went to school in Michigan, kids talked about how many stoplights their town had. Most had 1 or two. You lived in a city if your town had 7 or more. I was the city guy.
Feb 26th, 2000
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Posts: 59 From: Lewiston NY USA Registered: Dec 1999
i have to say that i can also relate to those statements. i too lived in michigan, but in the small midland county. i actually lived outside the city limits in the hope/sanford/evenville township area, if anyone happens to know where that is. oddly enough, i miss that place. I would much rather be there than out here in new jersey with all these @(*# people that can't drive.