You're in the Country When....


| 3/28/2012 11:08:02 AM


Tags: Country life, country humor, change of seasons, work boots, Lou Ann Thomas,

Lou Ann head shotWhen some friends came to visit recently I was reminded of how foreign living in the country feels to those who live in cities.  My friends’ first words after crawling out of their vehicle was, “Are you hiding from the law or something?”

Now, I don’t live that far out in the boonies, but to my friends who live in the city, any stretch of dirt road means those who live along it are surviving in the wild isolation of “the
sticks”.

So how do you know if you live in the country?

Well, if people come to visit and they say things like “Wow!  I can’t believe I found you” or “It’s so quiet out here,” then you probably live in the country.

If you see a bandanna and think “neckwear”, you live in the country. And if the jingle in your pocket is from bolts, nuts and washers rather than quarters, dimes and nickels, then you are in the country.

If you wave at familiar vehicles even though you have no idea who is driving them, and a trip to the grocery store includes a list and at least a quarter tank of gas, you are living in the country.  If you don’t have to look up to see the sky, and your commute to work includes regular sightings of hawks, geese and an occasional coyote, you are blessed to live in the country.

vicky boyer
5/6/2012 6:43:23 PM

I love this story. Unfortunately for me, I've lived in the country and had to move to town. I dream daily of how to get back out there. Your comments sure brought a smile to my face. I lived 8 miles out and people acted like I lived in Alaska. Thanks for the memories.





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