You know you're from a small town . . . . . .
- when the local newspaper has a Police Blotter in it (never seen one of these in the papers here - do you know what one is? I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't)
- you know who half the people are in the Police Blotter (or the Obituaries section) (Is it bad that I even check to see if I know people?)
- you go to the grocery store or Wally with your mom while you're home and it's at least an hour trip because you or she will know at least 3 people in the store while you're there.
- everything is a 5 minute drive. Church is at 8, we leave at 7:55 and make it on time, party at 1, we leave at 12:55. You can get everywhere in 5 minutes!
- every class reunion is held the same week in the summer, when the local festival is going on in town, to make it easier for people to come.
- the mall is a minimum of an hour drive. I'm not kidding you, to get to a mall my mom has to drive an hour, though she usually just adds on another hour and goes to the better mall (2 hours away).
- when the big news in town is that McDonald's is closing down for renovations and won't open for like 6-months.
- There's a place for the Amish to park their horse and buggies at Wally.
- You regularly yield for the horse and buggies while driving there.
- Your teachers know you and all of your siblings/cousins (and sometimes call you their name)
- When you say you're from New York, everyone immediately starts talking about NYC.
- When you say no, you mean Upstate or Northern New York they say, oh so like Poughkeepsie/Albany. Umm, no, there's like a whole state up there, trust me it's big. NYC isn't the whole state, it's just that little part in the bottom right.
Moving to a 'big city' was a real eye-opener for me (and KC). I love where we live now but I do miss my hometown some days. A small town has it's perks, but mostly I miss my family that lives there, they're what makes it fun and a great place to visit. Anyone else from a small town?