to know Marion, Kentucky
these images look familiar, you've already got the idea.)
Population: pert near 3,000. Town Motto: "Welcome
traffic lights. Two funeral homes (so pay attention to the
band plays at the gazebo by the courthouse Saturday evenings,
weather permitting. SCHEDULE
newspaper leads with "Man Catches 45-Pound Catfish."
municipal airport has finally paved the single airstrip.
isn't a four-lane road in the county. Two-lane dirt roads
work just fine.
a "guard rail"?
trooper who just pulled you over is addressesd as 'sir,'
not 'sonny', no matter how young he looks.
schoolteachers speak English as their first language.
schoolteachers speak English as their second language,
but without the Kentucky accent.
are four seasons: Hunting, Fishing, Football, and Basketball.
high school has two Homecomings, one for football season
and one for basketball season. That means your daughter
has two chances to be Homecoming Queen.
won the state football championship in 1985. We still talk
about it like it just happened. Mike Crabtree played center.
wise guy, Mike's wife is NOT named Evelyn!
is no 'vegetarian platter.' Just pick the lunchmeat off
the chef's salad.
menu? Yeah, maybe in Nashville.
hardly ever lock our houses or garages. Or course, we pay
extra for security lighting so we can brag about never locking
plan anything for Wednesday evening, that's church night.
Even people who don't go to church won't make other plans,
because being seen elsewhere will PROVE they weren't at
offer free breakfast on the opening day of deer season.
Hog Callin' Contest is in October, like always. No, Really!
we give our phone numbers, we just give the last four digits.
There's only one exchange. Even if we get a second exchange,
we'll just give out four digits.
- When somebody asks for an address,
we just mention who lives next door.
- The banks and most businesses
close at noon on Wednesdays. During WW2, the workers got
off at noon to tend theirVictory Gardens. V-J Day seemed
like a poor reason to lose a nice afternoon off, so we've
been doing it ever since.