You know you live in Iowa when....


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You do your first lawn mowing of the year in your coat, hat and gloves! Our grass is long and shaggy and expecting 2 days of rain.....gotta get it done....40 degrees or not! :)


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  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
  • "Vacation" means driving through the Amanas, going to Adventureland or Okoboji.
  • You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
  • Snow tires are standard on your car.
  • You "go into town"
  • You have no concept of public transportation.
  • The only reason you go to Missouri is for fireworks
  • You wear shorts when it's 50 degrees out in March, but bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60 degrees.
  • You have gone trick-or-treating in 2 feet of snow..
  • State Wresting was a big deal at your high school
  • Down south to you means Missouri
  • You know several people who have hit a deer
  • You were allowed to get a "school permit" to drive at age 14 if you lived more than a mile from school
  • You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Moines"
  • You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way
  • You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day
  • Stores don't have bags, they have sacks
  • You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
  • You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.