Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Small Town Truths

The closest mall is over an hour away.


A day spent fishing is better than any day at the mall....even if the fish is itty-bitty.


Most people go by a nickname.


You don't bother washing your car because it is always traveling a dirt or gravel road.




Directions are given by the stop light as a reference.


Cows getting out of the fence is cause for a photo op.



The whole school went to the same party after graduation.


You know what 4-H means.

What people think you are up to is infinitely more interesting that what is really happening.

People know you by name....and your momma, and your daddy.....and so on and so forth.


45 comments:

  1. ..and they know your auntie..and what did she do with that old truck? LOL

    I love the rumor mills of small towns. DANG do we lead interesting lives! ;)

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  2. Amen! This is true whether you are in rural Kentucky or rural North Dakota. Small town truths can get under your skin at times but in the end I love them all.

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  3. LOL on the car - we are right there too!

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  4. sounds like my kinda place...love the photos...

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  5. Oh So VERY TRUE. All of it.
    I try to not get annoyed over some of these small town traits....
    on a daily basis;)

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  6. You know.. the things you described in your blog today are what most people on this earth dream of. You are such a lucky woman. I also live in a smallish town, but we're 20 minutes from the center of a pretty big city, Portland, Oregon. So, some people call us a "bedroom" community, as most people work a ways from our town. But I love having 5 acres around me.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Great post! I can relate to all those.

    www.thisfarmfamilyslife.blogspot.com

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  8. (and obviously those are YOUR cows because that house looks familiar!)

    :)

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  9. Oh the joys of small town life! I should probably live somewhere that doesn't have shopping at my fingertips. I have been in the mood to go fishing lately - don't know why! I'm just really into reconnecting with nature in every way shape and form. Living in the big city will do that to a person (as it should)

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  10. As a small town girl myself, I concur. :)

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  11. Oh gosh- I grew up in a small town and that is all SO TRUE. I do miss it sometimes... Gotta love wide open spaces of corn and soy beans. :)

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  12. So true and so good.
    We only get to the family farm every month or so, but daughter loves it.

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  13. Every word you've written is exactly the same where I live! What happens when the sirens from a police car, ambulance or fire truck is heard?
    *Phones starts to ring, people getting in their cars to follow them, or down at the local grocery store on the corner speculating!
    Or what about when the train passes..."yep, she's the 4:30"! And, I wouldn't change it for anything! Hugs!

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  14. True here, on all counts!

    Love the post -- at least I know someone who understands. :)

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  15. That could be our town. They still give directions as X number of miles from so-and-so's place, even though that place has been torn down and replaced and so- and- so have been dead and buried for 30 years. A new comer is expected to know!

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  16. Now you made me wonder where our closest mall is. At least 50 miles away, probably more. What a great life for your kids and all kids to grow up in a small town like yours.

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  17. A small town sounds great! When can I move? Your photos are wonderful!

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  18. The older I get the further I want the Mall away. hahahaha That's a small town life. I enjoy it up here too.

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  19. A cute post, Farmchick. You and I live very different lives, I guess. Yours has a lot of appeal.

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  20. Yes to all...and I'm learning more each year! ha.

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  21. Everything you say is true about small towns and country living -- good post -- barbara

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  22. Girl..you hit the nail on the head with this post! We try to keep a low profile but every once in awhile...woohoo!

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  23. It is so unlike my life! I think I could get used to living that way pretty quickly :)

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  24. Katie - It is true that things can get under your skin at times, but it does beat living in the city.

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  25. Texwisgirls - Those ARE my cows! lol I saw them one morning when I looked out the window and they were eating grass in the yard. Funny now, but not so much back then.

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  26. Those are so true. I've lived in a few places like that. The kids seem happy to be out of school and able to go fishing.

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  27. So much of this is true on this Scottish island which is MY home! Especially the 'nicknames' - there are far too many people with the same names (because - until this generation anyway - almost everyone was named after granny or grandpa!). Also, everyone knows me, my parents, their parents, their cousins, second cousins..... etc etc!
    Who'd want to live anywhere else?? Not me!

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  28. Pretty well sums up the "truths" :).

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  29. Oh wow, can I relate, now that we're a part of small town life.

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  30. Love it, love it....what a great place to live and bring up children!

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  31. Only in a small town! We live in a small rural town too. But our mall is 25 minutes away!
    I would not trade it for any Manhattan East Side apartment... ever!
    Thanks for reminding me about the blessing of living in a small town!
    Yvonne

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  32. Wonderful photos and words from a small town, love it especially the loose cows, brings back memories i can relate :)

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  33. I do love the small town life, but we seem to be growing! Growing a lot faster than what I would prefer...
    Nothing compares does it>
    shug

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  34. Sounds like you just described my town! I truly love where I live. I moved away for about 8 years, but this town is where I was meant to be. I love that my kids go to the same school that I did. Often times having the same teachers that I had. I love that everyone knows everyone. That really comes in handy as my kids have gotten older. I find out what they've done before they even walk through the door! I feel happy and safe here. I wouldn't trade it for life in the city. No matter how glamorous it may sound!

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  35. Living in Mumbai, these things are unheard of but whenever I go to my native place, a small village in Rajasthan, yes its exactly like this!! Beautiful pics, have a lovely day:)

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  36. So true so true. Nice shots. B

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  37. Small towns are the best. Malls, I don't miss. Stopped going to them years ago when I lived in the US. Love the photos. The kids in the one photo are so cute! And, I'd like to get my hands on that old grey house. Pretty.

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  38. Ain't that the truth about small towns!That's all I've ever known and I wouldn't change any of it.

    Oh yeah....head, heart, hands and health ;)

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  39. lol love this!

    and the best part - its the best place to raise a family :)

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  40. But have you got a good Thai restaurant?

    You do make me miss it--again.

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  41. Nicknames aren't so common here, I never had one and, considering that where I live a bit of rudeness is the rule, it is probably better this way!

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  42. You just described the small town I grew up in. A truly special place!

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