Those who grew up in small towns will laugh when they read this.

Those who didn't will be in disbelief and won't understand how true it is.
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.
4) You used to 'drag' Main .
5) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.
6) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.
7)  You didn't give directions by street names but rather by references.. Turn by Nelson's house, go 2 blocks to Anderson's, and its four houses left of the track field.
8)            You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
9)            Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own a white vehicle for this reason.
10)            The town next to you was considered 'trashy' or 'snooty,' but was actually just like your town.
11)            You referred to anyone with a house newer then 1955 as the 'rich' people.
12)            The people in the 'big city' dressed funny, and then you picked up the trend 2 years later.
13)            Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or on Main Street.
14)            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.
15)            The gym teacher suggested you haul hay or pick rock for the summer to get stronger.
16)            When you decided to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would pull over and ask if you wanted a ride.
17)         Your teachers called you by your older siblings' names.
18)         Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.
19)         You could charge at any local store or write checks without any ID.
20)         There was no McDonalds.
21)         The closest mall was over two hours away.
22)         It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower or a tractor.
23)         You've peed in a wheat or hay field.
24)         Most people went by a nickname.
25)         You laughed your butt off reading this because you know it is true, and you forward it to everyone who may have lived in a small town.
I would not have wanted to be raised any other way!!!!
Tough times don't last... Tough people do!!!


This was sent to me by Pat Kerley, and I just thought it fit!