You Know You’re From a Small Town If…
You can name everyone you graduated with.
You ever went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.
You used to drag “main”.
You said a cuss word and your parents knew within the hour.
You ever went cow-tipping or snipe hunting.
School gets canceled for state events.
It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town.
The whole school went to the same party after graduation.
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.”
The people in the city dress funny, then you pick-up on the trend two years later.
Anyone you want can be found at either the Dairy Queen or the feed store.
You see at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town.
Directions are given using “the” stop light as a reference.
You have ever taken a trailer or dog to school on a daily basis.
You know what 4-H is.
You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.
You can charge at all the local stores.
The closest McDonald’s is 45 miles away. So is the closest mall.
Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.
Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.
Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.
Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.
What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.
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