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
1) You can name everyone you graduated with.
2) You know what FFA & 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
on their legs from running through the woods when the party was
busted. (See #6.)
4) You used to 'drag' Main over & over.
5) You whispered the 'F' word and your parents knew within the hour.
6) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police
because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't.
7) You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew
you were (and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents
Besides, where would you get the money?
8) When you did find somebody old enough and brave enough to buy
you still had to go out into the country and drive on back roads to
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
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 1940 as the 'rich'
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 (Pink
or the dairybar. (Land's Drive-In)
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
22) Directions were given using THE stop light as a reference.
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
27) There was no McDonalds.
28) The closest mall was over an hour away. (What was a mall?)
29) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding
30) You've pee'd in a cornfield or on a road that had no traffic.
31) Most people went by a nickname.
32) You could by a candy bar for nickel.
33) You could go to the movies for a dime.
34) Saturday movies all had a cereal.
35) Ice cream cones were a nickel two dips for a dime.
36) A car hop took your order at the local drive-in.
37) Few students owned cars.
38) Gasoline was 20 cents per gal.
39) No TV's & not every one had phones.
40) Drive-in theaters were gre at for lovers.
41) You laughed your butt off reading this because you know it is
and you forward it to everyone who may have lived in a small town.
I would not have wanted to have been raised any other way!!!!
Tough times don't last... Tough people do...