"The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does."
- Unknown


You might be from Lee County IF...
Adapted from "You might be from the country if..."


You can name everyone you graduated with.

You know what 4-H is.

You ever went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.

You used to drag "Main St."

You said the 'f' word and your parents knew within the hour.

You scheduled parties around the schedule of different police officers, since you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't.

You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you were (and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents anyhow).

When you did find someone old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes, you still had to go out to the country and drive on back roads to smoke them.

You were ever in the Homecoming parade.

You have ever gone to church for "Homecoming".

It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town.

You had senior skip day.

The whole school went to the same party after graduation.

You don't give directions by street names - ("turn by Nelson's house, go two turns past where they tore down the old barn, and it's the fourth house left of the Smith's pasture").

You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-girlfriend.

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

You think kids that ride skateboards are weird.

The town next to you is considered "trashy" or "snooty," but is actually just like your town.

Getting paid minimum wage is considered a raise.

You refer to anyone with a house newer than 1980 as the "rich people."

You think the people in the "big" city dress funny, but then you pick-up on the trend two years later.

You bragged to your friends because you got pipes on your truck for your birthday.

Anyone you wanted could be found at either Pizza Hut or "cruising" thru town.

You saw at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town or one of your friends drove a grain truck to school occasionally.

The football coaches suggested that you bale hay for the summer to get stronger.

Directions were given using "the" stop light as a reference.

Your letter jacket was worn after your 19th birthday.

Weekend excitement involved a trip to a Wal-Mart.

Even the ugly people enter beauty contests.

You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.

Your teachers called you by your older siblings names.

Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.

The closest Burger King is 45 miles away.

The closest mall is over an hour away.

Nearly the whole town shows up for Friday night high school football.

It is nothing unusual to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

You're grinning like a possum while reading this because you know it's true.



Visitor add-ons:


If you drove out at least a tank of gas on Friday night going from the Patio Drive-in to the Knob Drive-in to the Driftwood Drive-in, repeatedly.

If while growing up,the kids with indoor plumbing were "The rich kids".

In order to be officially part of the football team, (being a freshman), you had to dunk all the way in the "Blue Hole".

If you carry your items in a poke.

If you can name the seven high schools in the county at one time.

If you're related to everyone in town some way or another.

If you ever had to chase any of Mr. Shelburne's sheep across the football field at Pennington High.

If you know where the Robo car wash is.

If you ever went swimming at the "redeye hole".

If you went to Welch's for a dope (soft drink).

If you were asked to "fetch a poke" to put groceries in.

If you cruised through Mutt & Jeff's

If you were brought up to using the word "Trading" which referred to going to buy food.

If you are refered to as a youngun' even if that person that said it ain't too much older than you.

If most of your family came from the coalmines.

If you took your girlfriend to river road with beer and found your friends with your sister.

If you still have a copy of a Lee Bank and Trust Co. check that shows the Stone Face, before the name was changed.

Instead of shopping, you go trading and instead of asking for a soda, you ask for a pop.

If you have dated two sisters within the same year.

If you never ventured to the top of old stoneface then you're not really from Lee County.

If half of your senior class has been in jail at least once.

If you drive to town on Saturday morning and park your car in front of Pennington Pharmacy and leave it and walk back home so, that when you go to town that night you will have a place to park and visit every one from your car window.

If you ever drag raced from the Patio to Dryden and back!

If you remember watching Elvis movies in Pennington.

If you need to talk to someone about hunting, you know which mountian to drive to.

If you have seen Stone Face.

If you know it's ok to throw your trash on the pavement at the Patio Drive-In!

If you've ever been drag racing on 58 at Litton's Barn.

If everyone has a nickname.

If you ever had to climb to the top of a railroad tressel with a can of spray paint to defend you sister's honor.

If you knew a girl that was de-flowered in the back of an old truck.

If you ever had to go to airport road to smoke pot.

If you know, specifically, where "out-town" is.

You go to someone's house and they offer to feed you--no matter what time of day or night.

If you have ever set or been an accessory to setting a "dumpster fire".

If you know, specifically, where "out-town" is.

If you've ever gone to Cas Walkers for groceries with your mom and ended up buying one of the latest 45's and an outfit to boot!

If you've ever gone to a flea market inside a tobacco warehouse.

It takes you an hour to go in the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you run into several people you know that stops to talk.

Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

You see people wearing hunting clothes to social events.

You know several people who have hit a deer at least once.

You know you live in a small town when your mechanic is also a volunteer firefighter. He tells you your car will be ready by noon unless he has to go fight a fire. Don't laugh it really happened to me!

If you missed school to work tobacco or put up hay.

Your main goal in football season was to beat Powell Valley--even if you lost the others.

While driving, you don't need to use your turn signal because everyone knows where you are going anyway.

You looked forward to Friday nights "out to dinner" which consisted of a footlong hotdog at the Driftwood Drive-in, and waiting for the cuties to deliver the food to your car on a tray.

Every Friday and Saturday night hanging out at Coaches Corner and thinking you were really "partying"

If you spent half of your life with the goal to leave, and the other half trying to get back HOME!!

If you know what a "FODI's" is and have been there!

If you know what the "Patio Drive-in" is.

If you remember eating at Mutt and Jeffs and parking in front of the tobacco warehouse.

If you wave at everyone you pass whether you know them or not.

How about a ride to Big Stone and cruise through the Country Boy Drive In. Then back to the Patio.

Don't forget those of us that "hung out" at the Boone Trail Drive In... those of us that were from the lower end of Lee County.
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"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused"

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