If You Grew Up In Rural *fill in the blank* *You know how to polka, but never tried it sober. *You know what knee-high by the Fourth of July means. *You know it is traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the reception and wedding dance. *You know the difference between "Green" and "Red" farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better! *You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm. *You spent more on beer and liquor than you did on food at your wedding. *You hear someone use the word "oof-dah" and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter. *You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at the county fair. *You know that "combine" is a noun. *You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter. *You think Lutheran and Catholic are THE major religions. *You know that "creek" rhymes with "pick". *Football schedules, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set. *A Friday night date is getting a six-pack and taking your girlfriend shining for deer. *Saturday you go to your local bowling alley. *There was at least one, if not several, in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning. *You have driven your car on the lake. *You can make sense of "upnort," "bat-tree" and "warrssh." *Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance. *Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar. *The local gas station sells live bait. *At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant. *You think that the start of deer season is a national holiday! Here in MN we don't Warrsh anything, there is no "r" in wash. Other than that, this pretty much sums up life in rural MN.