I can't lay claim to the following.
It was posted to my Facebook.
I know it to be true,
being from Small Town, USA.
I've added a few of my own.
Every child in the neighborhood, played backyard baseball.
Every child went barefoot and splashed in mud puddles.
I made mud pies.
Everyone showed up at the Farmer's Market on Wednesday mornings.
It was and still is a town gathering place.
1. When people ask where you’re from, you say the nearest well-known city rather than where you’re actually from.
2. You went to high school with the same people as from kindergarten.
3. You knew everybody in your graduating class.
4. Actually, you knew just about everybody in your high school.
5. And their families.
6. You and your friends just drove around at night blasting music because there was nothing else fun to do.
7. And hanging out in a store parking lot was the Friday night norm.
8. Whenever you go to a large city, the traffic blows your mind.
9. It’s at least a 30 minute drive to see a movie in theaters.
10. Dating in high school was awkward because you knew all of their exes.
11. Teachers often knew your siblings.
12. “Y’all” is a part of everyone’s vocabulary.
13. It was a normal thing to get caught behind a tractor on the road.
14. Everyone knew everything about everybody.
15. You see at least 5 people you know every time you go to the grocery store.
16. And that quick trip to the grocery store turns into an hour long trip because you have to talk to each one of them.
17. It’s a big deal when a new restaurant opens in your town.
18. It shocked when you went to a restaurant further north and they didn't have sweet tea.
19. Your Facebook feed is full of dead animals during hunting season.
20. Everyone could only talk about leaving, but once you’re gone, you miss it.
Anyone else grow up in a small town?