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This is a funny forward that I haven’t seen yet so I cleaned it up and made it postable!

THE RULES OF RURAL OHIO ARE AS FOLLOWS

Listen up City Slickers!

  1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.
  2. Turn your cap right, your head isn’t crooked.
  3. Let’s get this straight; it’s called a ‘dirt road.’ I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you’re going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.
  4. They are cattle. They’re live steaks. That’s why they smell funny to you. But they smell like money to us. Get over it. Don’t like it? I-70 goes east and west, I-71 goes north and south. Pick one.
  5. So you have a $60,000 car. We’re impressed. We have $150,000 corn pickers and hay balers that are driven only 3 weeks a year.
  6. So every person in rural Ohio waves. It’s called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.
  7. If that cell phone rings while an 8-point buck and 3 does are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don’t have it up to your ear at the time.
  8. Yeah, we eat taters & gravy, beans & cornbread. You really want sushi & caviar? It’s available at Jim’s bait shop.
  9. The ‘Opener’ refers to the first day of deer season. It’s a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.
  10. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women , regardless of age.
  11. No, there’s no ‘vegetarian special’ on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef’s Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.
  12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup. Oh, yeah…. We don’t care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat… IT AIN’T REAL CHILI!!
  13. You bring ‘coke’ into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice.
  14. You bring ‘Mary Jane’ into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.
  15. College and High School Football is as important here as the Cavs and the Knicks, and more fun to watch.
  16. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don’t hit the water hazards — it spooks the fish.
  17. Colleges? We have them all over. We have State Universities , Community Colleges, and Vo-techs. They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at everybody when they come for the holidays.
  18. We have a whole ton of folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. So don’t mess with us. If you do, you will get whipped by the best.
  19. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain’t music, anyway. We don’t want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers. Refer back to #1.
  20. 4 inches isn’t a blizzard – it’s a flurry. Drive like you got some sense in it, and DON’T take all our bread, milk, and bleach from the grocery stores. This ain’t Alaska , worst case you may have to live a whole day without croissants. The pickups with snow blades will have you out the next day.
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Time for a little humor.

On our recent trip to Indiana and Ohio we got to see some gas prices that were a little nasty. But we did our part to help end the recession and spent lots of money on gas. Luckily, we split it with our friends so that made it a little more bearable.

My mom recently sent me an e-mail with quite a few little cartoons about the gas prices. I’ve narrowed it down to 3:



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Chillicothe, Ohio is my hometown – almost. It is the county seat and my house is 15 minutes from downtown Chilli-bobo as we fondly called it!

There isn’t a whole lot there although it has grown up, mostly after I left and now has quite the shopping district full of strip malls and restaurants! It is always a little exciting to have your hometown mentioned in major news magazines, although it probably isn’t because of something good that is happening.

Last week’s mention was in relationship to President Bill Clinton and his several visits to town. In case you fell asleep for a little while, Ohio is a “battleground state” in the general election and was also a hotly contested state this year for the Democratic primaries. Bill came and spoke with his “friends” about why they should vote for Hilliary and I’m sure a large part of the county did vote for her and supported her win in Ohio’s primary.

Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the article:

With just over a week to go before the Ohio primary, Bill Clinton’s arrival in Chillicothe was greeted as a homecoming of sorts. More than a few in the audience at the college gym could remember the first time he came to the city. It was 15 years before, almost to the day, and the new President was in town to sell his economic plan. The 46-year-old baby boomer had seemed the very embodiment of the freshness and change that the people of this downtrodden burg on the edge of Appalachia had been praying for. They were giddy when he jogged through Yoctangee Park with the mayor in 3�F (-16�C) weather and dropped by their new McDonald’s for a decaf. But it was the hope in his words that thrilled them most of all. “None of us have all the answers,” Clinton declared back then. “This is a new and uncharted time. And I want to encourage you to continue to believe in your country.”

But today’s Bill Clinton after a quadruple bypass has given up jogging in favor of long walks, and his hair is a halo of white. And he had come to deliver a very different message. Don’t fall in love, he cautioned, simply because someone tells you that “we need to turn the page in America, and we need to adopt something fresh and new — whatever that is.”

Chillicothe was last mentioned in TIME just over 7 years ago. This was a gloomy mention talking about the economic problems of the US and how “Chillicothe’s fortunes typically mirror those of the rest of the country.” The overall article was about the Bush tax cuts, asking ordinary residents if the cuts would have a positive impact on the struggling economy.

I’m no economist, but there are a lot of new businesses in town. Most of them are in the service and hospitality industry, with lower wages than the old manufacturing jobs. So who knows!

Keep on, keeping on Chillicothe!

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After doing some research on Big Butter Jesus I found out it was

written about in the New York Times

cost $250,000 to build

has reduced the number of accidents on that stretch of I-75 in Ohio

is in front of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, OH

About the King of Kings Statue

Height: 62′

Weight: Approximately 16,000 lbs

Construction: A wood and styrofoam sculpture over a steel framework anchored in concrete. This is covered with a fiberglass mat and resin exterior.

The project was constructed in Florida, cut into sections and trucked to Monroe to be reassembled on-site at SRC.

Designer: Brad Coriel
Artist/sculptor: James Lynch

Over 8000 man-hours in development and installation.

Reportedly the “King of Kings” is the largest sculpture of Christ in America

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