"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 clerk 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.

"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused"