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RayP(MI)    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:20:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
( Don't necessarily endorse all these - but I can sure see where they're coming from!) rp

You know you are a true Michigander when:

1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
2. "Vacation" means going up north past Grand Rapids for the weekend.
3. You measure distance in hours.
4. You know several people who have hit deer more than once.YA!
5. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
6. Your whole family wears hushpuppies and blue and gold shirts to church on Sunday and they yell Go Blue at the end of every prayer.
7. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow
during a raging blizzard,without flinching.
8. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
9. You install security lights on your house and
garage and leave both unlocked.Hey!
10. You think of the major food groups as beer,
ish, and venison.
11. You carry jumper cables in your car and your
girlfriend knows how to use them.
12. There are 7 empty cars running in the parking
lot at the Farm Fleet at any given time.
13. Yah and you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
14. Driving is better in the winter because the
potholes are filled with snow.
15. You refer to the Wolverines as "we."
16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter,
still winter and road construction.
17. You can identify an Ohio accent.
18. You have no problem spelling Kalamazoo.
19. You consider the UP exotic. ya hey!
20. You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of
Pabst Blue Ribbon.
21. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.
22. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
23. Down South to you means Toledo.
24. A brat is something you eat.
25. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his
new machine shed.
26. You go out to fish fry every Friday.
27. You know how to polka.
28. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
29. You have more miles on your snow blower than
your car.
30. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
31. Ya actch'lly understand dese jokes, and den you forward dem to all yer Michigander friends.

Jim (Mi)    Posted 08-19-2002 at 10:03:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Checking in from Goodells Mi (Port Huron). Very true list, yes I
am guilty of sending it to everyone. :>) Comical bout the up-north
just got back from Oscoda, and Cass City the Weekend before, and Ludington the week before. Wife says she wants to actually try a vacation outside of Michigan. :>( So we are off to Buffalo New York this weekend. Have you seen the one about the guy who moves to the U.P. and has a very telling story about the snow truck driver, it is ungodly funny. GO BLUE !!!!!!!!

EIEIO    Posted 08-18-2002 at 18:52:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Born, bred and raised in Dearborn Michigan I can relate. Worked for Ford Motor Company - didn't every one??!! We had a cabin across the straits, before the bridge was even a dream. Waited up to three, four hours to get the boat across.

My mother had an 80 acre farm in South Branch, Michigan which is ironic because we now have a farm in Branch, AR.

Thanks for sharing!!

BOSS    Posted 08-18-2002 at 18:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
HEY !!!!!!!!!!

I'm from GR....

They're sooo true. Most of them anyways. hehehehehehehehehehehe

Swamp Yankee    Posted 08-18-2002 at 17:17:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shure is good to know someone else knows about hard cider. Havent made a barrel in a few years, but am able to get all I want from the gang who make it every year. Some strange drinkin stuff, head is clear but legs don't work so good.LOL

F14    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:35:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Havin' been born and raised in Michigan, I was 20 years old before I saw any of the things on that list as anything other than normal!

The machine shed one is particularly fittin'. Helped the neighbor shingle his new garage (that he kept his John Deere in. His car sat out in the snow) and to celebrate completion, he brought up a couple-three-four Mason jars fulla cider outta his basement. Dang good thing he made us come down off the roof before he'd let us kids have any of that!

F14...and...    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:41:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speakin' of "Up North" for a vacation, we always thought my brother had hit the bigtime when he parked a trailer on a lot up at Houghton Lake.

The Michigan Riviera...

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