If You Grew
Up in the
original sent by Don Haas
(recently added in blue)
(keep 'em coming....)
You know "The Igloo" is not an ice house in Alaska
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 wedding and reception.
You buy Christmas
presents at Farm & Fleet.
You spent more on beer & liquor than you did on food at
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' or Pork
Queen at the county fair.
You know that 'combine' is a noun.
what Star Union is
You know what Star
Union tastes like:
draft, long necks and
7 oz. bottles
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
You know that 'creek' rhymes with 'pick'.
Football schedules, hunting season, and harvest, are
all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.
A Friday night date is getting a six-pack and taking
your girlfriend down to the river.
Saturday you go to your local bowling alley
... to set pins
You have driven
your car on a lake.
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
(Well that ain't Utica!)
The local gas station sells live bait.
You think that the
start of duck/deer season is a national holiday.
Your house was built with Maze lumber, and put together
with Maze Nails (and some corn)
You have referred
to the Carus Mansion as "the old building next to the chemical company"
You have ever detasseled corn,
and made out with a couple of the young detasselers
...if you know why farmers switch between corn and
soybeans in the fields
... If Al from Fridays was pouring you beers when you
...if you've ever won some kind of meat product
on a tip board
You call Tortellini "Ravs"
...if you order your sandwiches with the "works"
...If you waited
on the Shippingsport Bridge for a barge to pass.
...if you remember when Peru Mall had a fountain
in the center.
You had an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend from every high
school in LaSalle, Bureau, and
...if you know what is meant by the "Valley Curves"
...if you order your chicken as "quarter dark".
You don't think anything about the slag piles.
... if you ever parked behind Herky’s Hill
North of LaSalle
You have been to “split rock”
if you swam at Black Hawk beach in
... if you partied at the Stables or Diamond Horse Shoe
If you ever got drunk with Don Byczynski
Add to the list ... send me email. -- Jim
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Beavercreek, OH 45431
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