You Know You Grew Up In Chelsea if….

John Sheda

-You know how to Polka and do the Chicken Dance.

-The name of your bank includes your town name.

-You know what “cow-tipping” is.

-You’ve had to stop your car and wait while 8 deer cross the road and clear the fence on the other side.

-Little smokies in barbecue sauce are something you serve on special occasions.

-You’ve driven 55 mph through a foot of snow and not lose control.

-You think a stock tip is about some new way to raise cattle.

-You know what detassling is and you’ve “walked beans.”

-You learned to drive when you were 11.

-You look forward to the annual flood.

-Everyone attends weddings and funerals.

-You’ve missed school on the opening day of deer hunting season.

-You’ve seen people where camouflage at social gatherings.

-You see people wear bib overalls to church.

-All the women in your life have jumper cables and know how to use them.

-You describe a color as “John Deere” green.

-You often leave your car running while you just run into the store to pick up a few things.

-You drink pop and not soda.

-You know where Herbert Hoover was born.

-You know what a “walking taco” is.

-You know a few “educated idiots.”

-You’ve carried a conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

-You enter a large auditorium and wonder just how many bales of hay you could get in there.

-You enjoy a good cold “Pivo” every now and then

-You still wonder if it’s possible to get sucked into the bottom of an escalator.

-You don’t get too upset when someone stops in the middle of the road to talk to a friend.

-You do the “warsh” and not the “wash.”

-You have received and given out May Baskets.

-You only go to Missouri to get fireworks.

-And the number one reason you might be from Chelsea is when you hold onto your favorite pair of jeans until possibly wearing them may cause you to get arrested for indecent exposure.

Let me know how you see it at jsheda@indytel.com or call me at 319-327.4640.

Have a great week and be blest.