Wednesday, October 24, 2007

If You Grew Up In Rural Minnesota:

Some of these work for rural America in general, I think. Thanks to Orin's sis, Gwynne:

If You Grew Up In Rural Minnesota:

· You know what knee-high by the Fourth of July means.
· You know the difference between 'Green' and 'Red' farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!
· You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.
· You hear someone use the word 'oof-dah' and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.
· You or someone you know was a 'Dairy Princess' at the county fair (pictured, above.  Orin doesn't know her, but is amused the picture file is "tinabutterhead.jpg")
· You know that 'combine' is a noun.
· You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter.
· You think Lutheran and Catholic are THE major religions.
· You know that 'creek' rhymes with 'pick'.
· Football schedules, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.
· Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.
· There was at least one, if not several, in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning.
· You have driven your car on the lake.
· You can make sense of 'upnort' and 'baatree'.
· Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.
· Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.
· The local gas station sells live bait.
· You think that the start of deer season is a national holiday.


  1. We Minnesotans are in a league of our own. sean

  2. Many of those apply to Northern Iowa where my family hails from as well. Oof-dah!

  3. My mom's family is from Northeast Iowa and that fits perfectly! I also have an uncle from Minnesota. As well as my dad's family from Southwest Wisconsin. It's all the same. :D