Kingman High School
You Might Just Be From a Small Town if . . .

Courtesy of H. Duane Locke, '65

  • You can name everyone you graduated with.
  • You know what FFA is.
  • You ever went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road. (Roman Orgy!!)
  • You swore at someone and your parents knew within the hour.
  • You ever went cow-tipping or snipe hunting.
  • School gets canceled for city, county, or state events.
  • You were ever in the Homecoming parade.
  • You have ever gone home for Homecoming.
  • Everyone thought it was really 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, but, instead, like this: Turn right by Nelson's house, go two blocks east past Anderson's, and it's four houses left of the track field.
  • The country club golf course had only 9 holes. (Or there wasn't even one.)
  • You can't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
  • You refer to anyone with a house newer than 1980 as the "rich people".
  • The people in the city dress funny, then your town picks up on the trend a few years later.
  • You bragged to your friends because you got pipes on your truck for your birthday.
  • 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.
  • The football coach suggested that you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.
  • Directions are given using "the" stoplight as a reference.
  • The city council meets at the coffee shop.
  • Your "letter jacket" was worn after your 19th birthday.
  • You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.
  • Your teachers call you by your older siblings' names. (Margaret, Mary,
  • Marla -- oh, Hell, just call them all 'Marsha!')
  • Your teachers remember when they taught your parents.
  • The closest Taco Bell or Burger King is at least 30 miles away.
  • So is the closest shopping mall.
  • It is normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawnmower.
  • You have a good laugh reading this because you know they're all true.
  • Then you forward it to everyone who lives in your town (because you knowthem all)!!

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