Back Where I Come From – Day 3

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Back Where I Come From – Day 3

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-3/

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Thanks for hosting this fun new challenge, Suzanne!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for the details. It’s fun! πŸ™‚

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Question # 3 –

3. Were you raised in a town/city or in a rural area? Do you live in the same type of place now?

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My answer:

Our house was in the city limits, but just barely. We were on the north edge of town in a small addition, a little ways south of the local airport. There were cotton fields on two sides by our house. It wasn’t unusual to see someone with a horse and wagon going down the street, even as the jet planes came in low for landing over our heads. I used to wave at the people in the planes in the hopes they could see me out in the back yard. They probably could, as I could almost see in the plane windows as I was trying to look at them.

Before we had a fence in back, we kids sometimes got stranded, standing on the side bars of our swing set. That’s because some farmer’s hogs/pigs got loose and were roaming the neighborhood. We’d holler, “The pigs are coming!” We’d have to stay up on the swings until they went on their way.

Our next door neighbor kept chickens in her back yard. The whole half of her yard was like a big chicken coop.

My dog used to run barking at the crop duster planes, as they swooped very low, spraying the cotton fields in the early fall. We have a home movie of this, too.

So, to answer the question, finally… we lived in the city, but it was very rural.

And, we live in the same city now, only on the southern edge, barely in the city limits. We still occasionally see someone riding a horse through the neighborhood, and not too far, maybe a mile or less, there are farms with horses, and goats. πŸ™‚

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS

6 responses »

  1. Thank you for playing along, Barbara. πŸ™‚

    It sounds like you grew up, and live, in a really cool place! We enjoy watching the crop duster planes here. They are yellow prop planes and we call them “bananas”. haha

    Would the pigs have bitten you kids? Wild hogs are a thing around here, but I’ve never seen one, least not that I remember seeing.

    Have a blessed day!

    • I think the crop duster planes are yellow here, too. Bananas… haha good name for them! I don’t know if those pigs would bite, but they were just regular farm pigs. To us as kids, they looked huge! There are lot of feral/wild hogs here out in the wide open spaces. I’ve never seen one, but my son in law hit one as it ran across the highway one time.

      • Poor hog and poor son-in-law, too. Did he get hurt? Did it damage his car/truck? I hope not!

        I have some pictures around here somewhere of our “bananas”, but I don’t know where they are right off. If I do find them, I will post them.

        Have a blessed day. πŸ™‚

      • I don’t remember what happened to the hog after he got hit by the truck. I think my SIL said he got up and ran off into the fields. It did damage the truck some. The fender was all bent and was scraping the tire, but he managed to get to the next little town. He called us to come rescue him, and it was very late at night, but off we went. They worked awhile bending the fender off the tire, and he was able to drive it on in home. He wasn’t hurt at all, just shook up from the ordeal. … Banana planes! If you do happen to run across them, I’d like to see. πŸ™‚

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