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You’re from Northern Canada When
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Nan(TX)    Posted 02-09-2003 at 15:10:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You Know You’re from Northern Canada When
miles on your snowblower then your car
Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier then the toy stores at Christmas
you live in a house that has no front steps, yet the door is one meter above the ground
you've taken your kids trick or treating in a blizzard
driving is better in the winter because the potholes get filled with snow
you owe more money on your snowmobile then your car
the local paper covers national and international headlines on 1/4 page but requires 6 pages for sports
at least twice a year the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant
your snow blower gets stuck on the roof
you frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck
the mayor greets you on the street by your first name
the municipality buys a zamboni before a bus
you find -40C a might chilly
the trunk of your car doubles as a deep freezer
you attended a formal event in your best clothes your finest jewelry and your sorels
you know the 4 seasons Winter, Still Winter, Not Winter, and almost Winter
you can tell the difference between a chipmunk and a squirrel from 300 yards away
shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
You use a down comforter in the summer.
Your grandparents drive at sixty-five miles per hour through thirteen feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both doors unlocked.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
There are seven empty cars running in the parking lot at the Canadian Tire Store at any given time.
It takes you three hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town

tooly    Posted 02-09-2003 at 22:35:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! some of those are not too far off!
Have lived all my life here in northern Alberta ,
got a good chuckle out of your post.
Actually , other than the crowds ( which I don't miss), we have all the conveniences here that are available anywhere in North America,
When we holiday in the south I cant wait to get home.
Have a good one.

mojo    Posted 02-09-2003 at 17:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
"...your graduation gown is flannel!"

Gary, Mt.Hermon, La    Posted 02-09-2003 at 16:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Iguess if a person wanted to live for a long time then Canada seems the place to live. It sounds likd everything takes forever to do...and that the Winter is never ending.... so much for the seasons of your life.

Spence    Posted 02-09-2003 at 15:23:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ha,Ha,Ha!!!!! I assume TX means Texas, great stuff. Sounds like you know a bit about Canada.
Another is you know when your in Yellowknife NWT
in Januuary when all the parked cars are still running. You don't turn them off up there or you won't use it till spring. Also you had better get used to square wheels.

Went up there on a business trip wearing a
business trench coat with fleece(what a joke) liner, shoes with rubbers, and my trusty briefcase. The door of the plane swung open and the wind was god awful cold, coldest I've ever seen it in my life. The cab driver(Dene indian), who also carries his dogs for his sled on his off days and you can tell by the hairs, said "from down south hey???" with a big grin.

Best fishing though.

Old Sarge    Posted 02-09-2003 at 16:15:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Spence,
Did you ever meet any of the Kinney boys up there?

They had the contract to haul the Royal Mail up there. Also the janitorial job for the Gubbiment Bldgs in Whitehorse. Reason I ask is they're my first cousins.

BETTy    Posted 02-11-2004 at 10:53:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
followup the Kinney boy referral.
They are my uncles.
who is this?

Spence    Posted 02-09-2003 at 21:07:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sarge, I spent most of my stay in a motel.
Couldn't take it. Over every door of the motel there was a 4inch chunk of ice from the heat loss over the door. It was so cold that when you kicked the snow it was like fine talcum powder in zero gravity. I asked someone if they minded
the polar bears up there. He said they're are none, the bears think it's so cold they prefer
Churchill to the SOUTH.

If I had to go anywhere it was to the job in a taxi. Except this one time when
I walked to the restaurant, maybe 3 city blocks away and when I was on the corner there were 3 cute teen Dene girls waiting for the light with me. They had a good laugh at this city dude white man who was turning into a popsicle in front of their eyes.

The native women's winter coats they wear would put the southern fashion businesses to shame. They wear what's called Mother Hubbards. These coats are long thick wool coats that go practically to the ground with fur lined hoods. On the outside there is a thin cotton overcoat that is decorated to keep the undercoat clean. For boots they wear a half boot like a semi mocassin. The decoration, needle work and color is superb and all decked out like this the ladies looked great.

I went to the factory where the natives hand made them caus I thought I'd get it cheaper than in the city where I saw them first. It would have been a neat present for my wife. I was disappointed, they went for 600$ right out of the factory also so there was no savings to be had.

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