If you grew up in the Midwest, hopefully you’re already proud to be a Midwestern girl , whether or not you spent a great deal of your youth dreaming of someday leaving your small town for other horizons. Perhaps as you grew up and maybe even moved on however, you realized just how great growing up in a small town can be.
Whether you spent your summers eating food at legendary State Fairs , vacationing at the Wisconsin Dells, or making a pilgrimage to the teenage Mecca that was the Mall of America, growing up in the Midwest offers a variety of awesome benefits that you’re not likely to find anywhere else around the country.
Here you’ll find a collection of quotes that will take you right back to Midwestern Autumn nights spent navigating cornfield mazes and eating walking tacos at high school football games. There’s a certain beauty to growing up in a small town where friends seem like family and the nights are lit with the glow of stars and fireflies over the endless fields.
So come on in and take a trip to the Midwest with this collection of quotes that will make you proud to be a Midwestern girl , whether you’re still enjoying the land you grew up in or simply carry it in your heart.
"Old roads, old dogs, old folks, and old ways still have a lot to offer in this sped-up world we all live in."
"The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does."
- Immanuel Kant
"Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself."
"Every reason i left is every reason i go back." - Jake Owen
""The sky in small towns is always the prettiest."
""Small town girls have big hearts with small down values. They are forever loyal to their family, friends, and roots. Small town girls keep their feet planted firmly on the ground no matter where they end up."
"God made old country roads for driving and dreaming."
"I love being in a place where you can say 'Let's go into town'."
"Cowgirls are God's wildest angels. They have cowboy hats for halos and horses for wings."
"Most of my best memories come from some old dirt road."
"Friday night football is king Sweet tea goes good with anything The fireflies come out when the sun goes down. Nobody eats 'til you say amen And everybody knows your mom and them You can see who loves who for miles around In a water tower town." - Scotty McCreery
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt."
"Told me, she's over this place Needs to feel the midwest wind in her face." - The Maine
"And she will be free like the leaves, floating in the wind and the stream." - Josh Abbott Band
Just in case you’re not feeling the Midwest love strongly enough just yet, here are list of other signs that you'll always be a Midwestern girl at heart:
Rather than pot holes, you still instinctively consider the biggest obstacles while driving slow moving tractors and unexpected deer.
Not only are you always prepared for any kind of weather Mother Nature can throw at you, you even know how to tornado drill like a boss.
Growing up, there were three glorious weeks each and every year during which you’d gladly walk slightly out of your way to enjoy the sound of stepping on that beautiful, crunchy leaf.
Cheese is not only a suitable topping for any dish, you’re still pretty sure it’s a food group unto itself.
Two words: Snow Day!!
There are few problems in this world that can’t be solved with a dive into a pint of Blue Moon ice cream. You know all too well that what happens in the cab of a pick-up truck, stays in the cab of a pick-up truck.
A death in someone’s family or illness of any sort immediately inspires a mound of casseroles from surrounding friends and neighbors.
No trip to the beach could possibly come close to a trip to the Great Lakes.
Whether or not you actually participated in 4H, you know you hung out in the bleachers supporting somebody who did.
Above 40 temperatures? Time to bust out the flip-flops.
No matter where you go or what they label it elsewhere, it will always be “pop” to you.
Carl’s Jr. will forever be no more to you than a Hardees in disguise.
The only thing better than a Friday night fish fry is perhaps a great hayride followed by a trip to the pumpkin patch.
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