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You know you live in a small town when....
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Cindi    Posted 06-19-2003 at 04:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
(snatched from another forum)

It has an aquarium -- stocked with a live minnows

The town newspaper is published monthly

The town is named after EVERYONE'S distant relative.

It was founded on April Fools' Day as a practical joke.

The Ice Cream store has only two flavors, chocolate and vanilla.

There's no hospital -- only a first aid kit

For fun on Saturday nights, people drive up and down main street.

There's no bank... as soon as someone gets enough money, they leave.

The only traffic jam's are caused when a farmer drives down Main Street on his combine.

The local phone book has only one yellow page.

Hardware, Dry Goods, Grocery, Clothing and farm supplies are all sold at the same store.

Third Street is on the edge of town

You don't signal turns because everyone knows where you're going, anyway.

No social events are scheduled when the school gym floor is being varnished.

You call a wrong number and they supply you with the correct one.

Everyone knows all the news before it's published
People read the paper to see whether the publisher got the facts right.
The city limits signs are both on the same post.

McDonalds only has one Golden Arch

The 7-11 is only open from 8 - 5.

The only road crossing Main Street is a dirt road.

The New Year's baby was born in October.

The one-block-long Main Street dead ends in both direction
There's no place to go that you shouldn't

"Night on the Town" takes only 11 minutes

At the last beauty contest, nobody won 2nd or 3rd.

Brian-2N    Posted 06-19-2003 at 14:32:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After reading the comments, boy is my town small. We have no street named Main. We have one blinking light. The State of New Hampshire won't replace it with a traffic signal becasue they feel the intersection isn't dangerous enough.
Every road leading out of town is named for the town to which it leads-real hard to get lost around here.
At Town Meeting, the Moderator calls most people by their first names.
Town Hall is only open part time, and never on the weekends.
We have no weekend or night police coverage. Calls are re-routed to the nearest large town. It's called "Mutual Aid". Doesn't matter, not much happens here anyway.

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-19-2003 at 14:06:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like the town I grew up in, great place it was too. BTW I bet I know why you posted your source. Sad it came to that.

Cindi    Posted 06-19-2003 at 15:50:39       [Reply]  [No Email]

newgen    Posted 06-19-2003 at 13:39:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you find the volunteer fire department frozen to a tree on a cold winter morning---
Also if the population sign on the edge of town is hand painted--

Redneck    Posted 06-19-2003 at 08:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have one redlight,out on the highway where they just built a new post office,a town hall, and a dollar store.We already had a Jack's,an Exxon,a Burtons,Drug store,vidio store,a bingo hall and a branch bank.Before all this there was an old town hall and a small post office,one filling station.

Clipper    Posted 06-19-2003 at 07:29:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't even have a red light in our whole town....1 blinking caution light next to the town hall. 1 grocery store,1 gas station,1 Barber Shop,and 3 churches which are filled every Sunday, and LOTS of .......tractors!

DeadCarp    Posted 06-19-2003 at 08:05:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
People take tractors to town around here too - pretty regularly there's a John Deere in the school parking lot - sometimes a manure spreader tags along. And almost every nite you'll see a Ford tractor, a golf cart and a Bobcat parked behind the liquor store - those are the guys who aren't allowed to drive cars anymore. :)
Yep, in small towns it's right out there for anybody to see - My old buddy used to survey potential sites for a drug store chain - well to size-up the neighborhood, he'd take a local phone book and compare the number of churches to the number of lawyers. If that was way out of balance, he'd decide whether to look further.

Clipper    Posted 06-19-2003 at 08:14:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep ...makes sense to me! One of our farmers lost a barn to a fire 3 weeks ago....he's got everything he needs to get his crop in now...everybody pitched in with tractors and equipment to get the job...done.

Jimbob    Posted 06-19-2003 at 07:20:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
1) When a letter is missing the street address & you get it anyways.
2) You have a party line & have to tell the operator the number you are calling from on long distance. (A few years ago).
3) You get volunteered for a barn raising on a holiday weekend.
4) You do not have to shop at the grocery store for beef as many phone calls come your way to buy a side of beef.
5) First hay cutting is a celebration throughout the community & farm kids are excused from school for fall harvest- no questions asked.
6) Your neighbor borrows $10 to last them the rest of the week.
7) You stop more for wild turkey crossing the road than for traffic lights.
8) Your neighbor buys a good running vehicle for $75.
9) Find out some of the persons living in the community do not have consumers power hooked up yet.
10) The neighbor gal invites young girls over to view what it is like giving birth to a child.

I am not kidding on any of the above.

More......Jimbob    Posted 06-19-2003 at 07:40:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
11) You as a city person marry into the community and is accepted due to your wifes great, great grandfather formed the town.
12) The city you actually live in does not showup on any maps. And, you do a search on the internet and can not find yourself nor your address!
13) Your neighbor still uses a horse & buggy to ride to town.
14) You can take a deer anytime of the year without problem from the DBR, yet the city folk gets fined 'up the wazoo'.
15) Road kill disappears releaving the county of the job for the most part.
16) You receive a invite to a racoon dinner. (I heard the meat is black).
17) A lot of your junk put out by the roadside disappears before the garbage truck arrives.
18) You get invited for turkey dinner. After the main meal is finished, they ask you what pie you want. Then, the 400+ lb person sets out in front of you the whole pie to eat. Huh!

bob ny    Posted 06-19-2003 at 05:33:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
gee i didn't hear that you came to our town but you must have been here

Salmoneye    Posted 06-19-2003 at 06:06:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our town USED to be like that...Now they publish the paper once a week, and they put up a darn trafic signal...

Cindi    Posted 06-19-2003 at 06:45:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our paper is also published once a week as well, but we have...three traffic lights on main street, and usually a few runners up in the beauty contest. Not that I would know by experience or anything. :b

Pitch    Posted 06-19-2003 at 14:48:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I,m 8 miles from town. One Grocery one gas station a hardware, a drugstore 2 pizza places one diner 1 liquor store 4 churches one baitshop/sportinggoods/gym 2 lawyers and a real estate agent. And a flashing lihgt on the hiway

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