Over the weekend I went back home again to Indiana to attend the wedding of my longest (I will not say oldest, because we are not old) friend. We’ve known each other since elementary school. So it’s been — ahem — a few years. It was so fun to see her and be there for her special day.
I was born in Ohio, and I’ve lived in Michigan for 15 years. But I spent my formative elementary, middle school, high school and college years living in Indiana. So if you ask me where I’m from, I claim Hoosier country as my homeland. Being back in Indiana and in the state capital, Indianapolis, had me feeling sentimental about my old home state.
You Know You’re from Indiana When…
1. You believe Hoosiers and Rudy are the two greatest movies ever made.
2. You still talk about that time Bobby Knight threw a chair.
3. You spent at least one summer detasseling corn as your job.
4. You have no problem saying you’re proud to be a Hoosier even though you have no idea what Hoosier actually means.
5. The 4 H country fair is the highlight of the summer social calendar in your town.
6. When people talk about The Flea Market you automatically know they’re talking about Shipshewana.
7. You recognize high school basketball as a world religion.
8. You’ve visited Cedar Point every summer since you were born.
9. You have to drive an hour to get to the nearest mall.
10. You can say French Lick without giggling.