The Scent of Creativity

Just some ramblings from a mother of two teenagers...wife of over 17 yrs...and zoo keeper to over 13 fur babies!!!! I also run a business making homemade soaps, lotions, lip balms, candles & more!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

You know you are from the Appalachia Mountains.....

You know you’re from the Appalachian Mountains if:
1. You’ve been referred to as a "young'un" by your elders.
2. Any 4-lane highway was an "interstate"
3. You know Pinto Beans as "Soup Beans"
4. Its pronounced "Appa-la-chan" not "Appa-laach-an"
5. You never had cable, and some of your relatives still don't.
6. You know all about the "snipe hunting" fiasco.
7. You've willingly eaten something one of your family members hunted, shot, gutted, and filled the freezer with.
8. You don't get grossed out by putting worm on a hook.
9. Some outsider made fun of your accent/dialect.
10. You went barefoot in the summer because it felt good, NOT because you were "poor."
11. You caught "crawdads" and "salamanders" around the nearby creek growing up.
12. You laughed your ass off at "The Andy Griffith Show"
13. You caught "June Bugs" in the summer and sometimes even tied a string to a leg and watched them fly around in circles..."
14. You never missed your high school football games.
15. You knew more about Lynyrd Skynyrd than half their relatives did.
16. Old cars and pickups are COOL!
17. During a natural disaster, such as a flood, families came together to help. They DIDN'T rely on government help.
18. You called her "Mamaw," NOT granny.
19. The electricity went off when it snowed too much, but you had a fireplace or Kerosene heater....
20. No matter how far away you were from the railroad tracks, sometimes you'd hear the distant sound of a train.....
21. You have at least one relative who worked in the coal mines.
22. A big city to you was Knoxville or Roanoke....
23. You know what Poke is.
24. You were taught how to properly handle a firearm before you completed elementary school.
25. You were taught to: "Treat others how THEY want to be treated." Not how "YOU WOULD like to be treated."
26. You said "Yes, sir" and "Yes, Ma'am" and knew better NOT to.
27. You said the pledge of allegiance and never thought about it hurting anyone else's feelings. The clause "Under God" was not a problem for you.
28. You remember Vacation Bible School...
29. Your Mom could sure make a HELL of a fried chicken supper!
30. You LOVED "The Dukes of Hazzard..." And most importantly......
31. I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. I'm educated. I'm intelligent. STEREOTYPES SUCK!


At May 23, 2009 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Appalachia Mountains.. This list is great. I didn't realize you had a blog! So glad I know now! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

At May 25, 2009 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

LOVE THIS! Found this on "Top Naugatuck Blog" button thingy on my feedjit. Only thing is, I do squirm at worms! LOL


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