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Windows 7: So You Grew Up In A Small Town

23 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
So You Grew Up In A Small Town

I grew up in a town like this.... Those of you who lived this way understand the nostalgia I felt as I read it. Those of you who were not fortunate enough to have lived this way... I feel sorry for you.
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. (See #5.)

4) You used to 'drag' Main St .

5) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police officers, because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't..

6) 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 anyhow.) Besides, where would you get the money?

7) You knew which section of the ditch you would find the beer your buyer dropped off.

8) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.

9) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.

10) 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.

11) The golf course had only 9 holes.

12) You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

13) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason.

14) The town next to you was considered 'trashy' or 'snooty,' but was actually just like your town.

15) You referred to anyone with a house newer than 1955 as the 'rich' people.

16) The people in the 'big city' dressed funny, and then you picked up the trend 2 years later.

17) Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or on Main Street .

18) 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.

19) The gym teacher suggested you haul hay or pick rock for the summer to get stronger.

20) Directions were given using the only stop light as a reference.

21) When you decided to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would pull over and ask if you wanted a ride.

22) Your teachers called you by your older siblings' names.

23) Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.

24) You could charge at any local store or write checks without any ID.

25) There was no McDonalds.

26) The closest mall was over an hour away.

27) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

28) You've peed in a wheat field.

29) Most people went by a nickname.

30) 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!!
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23 Apr 2011   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit

This side of the pond your small town would be a village.
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23 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Joan .. that's right.. thanks for your reply.
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23 Apr 2011   #4


Sad but true.....................I can associate with pretty much all of those.
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23 Apr 2011   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

My dad grew up in a town like that. To this day, when I go back there I'm introduced as "Bud's boy, Steve". Everyone knows who I am after that. People laugh when I say it, but if I won the lottery I would move there.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You called it girl. Nice job LADYPINKtomato1.
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23 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
My dad grew up in a town like that. To this day, when I go back there I'm introduced as "Bud's boy, Steve". Everyone knows who I am after that. People laugh when I say it, but if I won the lottery I would move there.
Prof... me too... something so special about it all.
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23 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Layback Bear thank you ... hugs !!
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23 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Spinifex.. thank you..
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23 Apr 2011   #10

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

The town I grew up in was pretty small, not quite as small as described above but small nonetheless. The town had only a mom & pop type grocery store (no supermarkets), no movie theater, no McDonald's, no high school (bussed to another town), the Post Office was in the hardware store and everyone called the lady that ran the PO Na-Na.

The town I live in now is very similar. We have no supermarket, no movie theater, no McDdonald's, no high school. We don't have city water, no sewer, no cable TV and no police force. Across the street from my house is a 30 acre field where they grow hot peppers, behind us is an Organic farm. There's only one stop light in the whole town, at the main intersection.
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