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kraig WY    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:16:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen the post below about what is rural. Rural isn't a location but a way of life.

Rual is:

Never having to lock your house or take the keys out of the truck.

Coming home after a road trip and find one of the neighbors had came in and turned up the heat so you don't come home to a cold house.

Far enough from neighbors to pee off the porch but close enough they can smell wife's cooking and come running before you get the coffee poured.

Having to plow a mile of dirt road before you get to where the county plows.

Not tieing your dogs up cause neighbors arn't close enough to bother or care

Is neighbor's borrowing your water truck and you find out he filled your tank as well as his.

Borrowing neighbors tractor cause it already has the implement you need, besides he has your cause it had the implement he needed.

Rural is a way of life.


big D    Posted 12-07-2003 at 05:51:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
A MAN ONCE TOLD ME HE LIVED SO FAR OFF THE BEATEN PATH THAT HE HAD TO DRIVE 20 MILES BACK TOWARDS TOWN TO HUNT.


Redneck    Posted 12-07-2003 at 10:36:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live so far back I have to wipe owl poop off the clock every morning just to see what time it is.


d.j. from o.k.    Posted 12-06-2003 at 17:34:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
my dad lived rual [drive a pickup part of the way ride a horse part of the way, swing in on a grape vine the last 100 yard's] old saying in o.k. i live on the gravel road now half mile from the old homeplace didn't know what locks were then. now i know. all my folk's were farmer's till 1955 ya'll take care. d.j.


Pete UK    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:23:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with most of that but not having lock your house or take the keys out of the truck? Those days sadly are long gone.
Pete


Dave Munson Mid Illinois    Posted 12-06-2003 at 16:22:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Pete. Some places are remote or hidden away enough that this is still true.


deadcarp-keys    Posted 12-06-2003 at 18:04:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
we keep the car keys on the floor between the front seats - cuz if we leave them in, the buzzer goes off. van keys are in the bin. everything else stays in the ignition. i figure if we have a car stolen in my lifetime, somebody needs it more than i do. or the dummies have no idea what's wrong with it. or they like being targets. i don't think we have a house key but there's usually coffee made :)



Willy-N    Posted 12-06-2003 at 17:05:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now I have the keys in 4 vehicals 24/7 and also in the tractor too. Mark H.


Les    Posted 12-06-2003 at 16:18:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
We're just far enough off the beaten path that we lock nothing. No idea where there might be a key to this house. I don't take the keys out of my vehicles either here or at work.


Ron/PA    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Pete, not here, one time we went on vacation and took the keys out of the pickup, when we came home I couldn't find them. Finally I looked in the pickup, and the keys were there, the tank was full and a note laid on the seat. The neighbor needed mine to pull his home, it dropped a driveshaft in the field. He filled the tank and left me a note that I took the keys out of the pickup, but didn't lock the house, so he opened the door and took them off the pegboard where my tractor key always hang. OH by the way, he paid dearly for the use of my truck, his wife laid a fresh baked apple pie on the table in the house.
Later
Ron


Pete UK    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:50:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It used to be the same here Ron but things have changed a lot over the years. Our village is now a dormitory for workers from London and they are slowly driving the natives out by paying over inflated prices for their houses. For instance a small one bedroom house recently built in the village sold for 150.000 that is $275,000 in your money. there is no land a such with that.
Anyway getting back to the subject:These people buying these places have teenage kids who are raised in the cities and who are bored sensless with country living.Not all of them but a few. To the few, anything seems to be fair game.
Pete


Ron/PA    Posted 12-06-2003 at 16:32:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pete, you're not alone in this. The cities are finding our area as well. The problem is that these kids are just as you say, "BORED" We didn't have time to get into trouble. Any free time we could steal from the farm was spent having fun.
Unfortunatly here in the states, another problem is that the kids no longer have a fear of their parents punishment. Now the kids can scream child abuse for the first sign of punishment.
I'm 50 years old. and stand 6 inches taller than my father, I out weigh him by nearly 100 pounds, he's 83 and I still am mindfull of how I talk to him.
Enough of my soap box, I'll climb down and let someone else get on.
Later
Ron


bob ny    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:45:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
ron we had something like that happen to us. we lived on our last farm for 25 yrs nwver locked a door. we went to see a son two day trip, while we wewre gone a nieghbor came by to see me found the door unlocked so he locked it we had to break in our own house when we came home


Ron/PA    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:51:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same thing here kinda, we got locked out one nite, and had to go to a neighbor for a key??
Later
Ron


Nope    Posted 12-06-2003 at 15:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not here.


Pitch    Posted 12-06-2003 at 16:19:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
same thing here, Three vehicles in the driveway with the keys in them. Tractor garden trator and snowblower with the keys in them. We just put up this house 2 years ago and the wife made a big thing about getting keys made for us and the two kids plus a spare set. All 15 keys are sitting in a desk drawer with the paper tags still on them. One disadvantage is on the wifes '97 Chevy is that the loks are frozen and corroded from non-use. Some day I,m gonna have to get busy with some WD-40 and graphite lube.


Pitch    Posted 12-06-2003 at 16:20:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks like the c is stiking on this keyboard.


Mark    Posted 12-06-2003 at 17:55:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
We lock our doors, But we gave a copy of the house key to every one in town. And I leave my truck keys in the ignition so I dont loose them. My niebors are the same way,If you want to barrow a piese of equitment just return it the way you found it. We run a road side stand(Honer system) never bean stolen from


Redneck    Posted 12-07-2003 at 03:10:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I came across one of them here in Alabama a couple of years back.Nice vegetables and fruit,sitting on the table,money box right beside it.I like that.There are good folks from everywhere,but the sorry crowd is breeding faster than us,sort of like rats.I hate it for our kids and later generations.There ain't many Rednecks left.I have saw more on here than any other site.


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