Day Brightener – If You Grew Up In Rural Minnesota

MN2*You know how to polka, but never tried it sober

*You know what knee-high by the Fourth of July means.

*You know it is traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the church & reception.

*You know the difference between Green and Red farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!

*You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.

*You spent more on beer and liquor than you did on food at your wedding

*You hear someone use the word “oof-dah” and you don’t break into uncontrollable laughter.

*You or someone you know was a “Dairy Princess” at the county fair.

*You know that “combine” is a noun.

*You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter.

*You think Lutheran and Catholic are THE major religions.

*You know that “creek” rhymes with “pick”.

*Football schedules, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.

*There was at least one, if not several, in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning.

*You have driven your car on the lake.

*You can make sense of “upnort,” “bat-tree” and “warrssh.”

*Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

*Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

*The local gas station sells live bait.

*At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant.

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