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Marsha-SM replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 4:03 PM | Locked

chocake2:

1) You can  name everyone you graduated with.

I didn't grow up in a "small" town but many of these DO pertain to me as well.  My class size was 175, so I didn't know all, but I know all my husband's classmates - class of about 50 -  they still have a reunion every 5 years or so and the school has a yearly reunion of all who graduated 50 years ago or more.

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10) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own
a dark vehicle for this reason.

We have a black truck and a dark grey car - hard to find anything else around here except white (blends with snow).  Always said we needed a carwash where the dirt road ends as well as one at home in order to have a clean car once in a while.  I find my car in parking lots by how dirty it is!!

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17) Directions were given using THE stop light as a reference. What stop light? Not one in our small town.

We have had that "stop light" since the 60s - flashing red one direction and flashing yellow on the main route.  Out-of-towners have no idea what a flashing yellow light means!  State had to put up standard stop sighs on our the red sides of the corner with extra sign saying "CROSS TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP" but those going through the yellow think they DO have to stop!!  I am constantly waving them through the corner. 

 

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23) The closest city was an hour away.
Still true - with newer roads it takes around an hour or more yet.  Two smaller "cities" are 50 miles away, the 2 larger are about 65 to 80 miles with expressways part of the way.

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26) You  probably started driving a tractor to plow/disc/etc. by the time you were 10  years old.
  Our children drove tractor by the time they were 9 - and that was in the 80s

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30) The car/truck you  drove belonged to dad and was probably the only family vehicle besides the tractor and grain truck.
  We were married in 1960 and didn't own a car of our own until 1972 after our 5th child was born - 5 drivers, 1 car -  Rich and his dad owned both the car and a pickup jointly along with the farm.

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33) Farmers could actually "trade" their  eggs/milk/cream/chickens for groceries and other goods at some of the local  stores.
   I used to sell eggs to the local grocery store for 35 cents a dozen and to an egg route man for 29 cents.

Such memories!  We were a lot happier then.  I was sure a lot happier after I was married and in this tiny town.  I didn't like city life - too impersonal even in the 50s.  The only bad thing now is that people aren't as friendly as they used to be - many are retirees from the cities and don't know the old rural tradition of neighborliness.  Also, all the old farms have gone out of business with just a few left. 

Marsha - Western New York

 

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Marsha-SM replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 4:07 PM | Locked

CC, thanks for the memories - many aren't in the past even now!  I'm sure many apply to you now also.  Had a hard time with quote on these to get my type the right size - don't know how the mini-print one happened but didn't try to change it. 

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Marsha-SM replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 4:18 PM | Locked

Marge (AKA Dimples):
It's not what you say, but how you say it.
Thanks, Marge - this really is special.  Just a change of words would work so many ways.

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Ginny replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 6:00 PM | Locked

Very thought provoking film ,Marge....Ginny

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Marie replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 6:47 PM | Locked

Marge (AKA Dimples):
It's not what you say, but how you say it.

Marge that was beautiful!  And how true that is.  Thanks for sharing.

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MNnancy replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 10:58 PM | Locked

RE: It's not what you say...

Now that's an effective ad!  Obviously, they (the company) practice what they preach!


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Kris replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 1:22 AM | Locked

Great video Marge. Makes you think.

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Beth Weigt replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 10:27 AM | Locked

A friend sent this to me.  I wonder why????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKiiO...eature=related

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Debbie-do replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 11:00 AM | Locked

Beth Weigt:

A friend sent this to me.  I wonder why????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKiiO...eature=related

Love it!

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Patti replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 6:26 PM | Locked

Very funny Debbie.

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 8:24 PM | Locked

Beth loved it!  I miss sneaking in my stash since hubby passed.

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jeter replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 7:38 AM | Locked

Thank you for sharing a lovely random act of kindness.  My prayer is that all are inspired to always honor our military men and women as well as the down and out...one another helping lift up eachother.   Life is best when sharing life with others.

Jeter.

 

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Leslie replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 8:19 AM | Locked

Hi Jeter, welcome

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 3:12 PM | Locked

hi jeter, welcome to the group

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Flojo replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 8:36 PM | Locked

chocake2:
35) You laughed your butt off reading this because you know it  is true.
ROFLOL and I can't get up

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