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You KNOW You're From Ohio When...(To all the Buckeyes at AD)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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Beautiful Ohio,
O, I miss Ohio so...
I've been in Texas too long,
Hear Ohio's siren song,
Calling, calling, "Come to me,"
With the temp at one oh three,
I'm more than ready to go,
Back to my roots in Ohio!!!!

(c) Karla Dorman, 2003
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You know you're from OHIO when (Anonymous)

...you don't think of Florida when someone mentions Miami.

...you snicker when someone says they're from Tiffin, because you think of the State Hospital.

...you think Pro football teams are supposed to wear orange!

...you're proud of your state fair, but would rather go to Cedar Point.

...you know all of the four seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, Construction.

...you know what a buckeye * really * is, and know a recipe for candied ones (or carry one for luck).

...you live less than 30 miles from a college or university.

...you know how to predict the weather using a woollybear.

...you say "Toward the Lake" for north and "Toward the River" for south.

...you know if someone's from Northern Ohio or Southern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.

..."vacation" means spending a day at Cedar Point or King's Island.

...you can spell * and say * Cuyahoga, Olentangy, Bellefontaine, Tuscarawas, and Wapakoneta (and you know which letter is double in "Cincinnati").

...you know what game they're playing when the Mud Hens play the Clippers.

...your school classes are cancelled because of cold (or heat).

...you remember the Blizzard of 1978.

...you know the Serpent Mounds were not made by snakes.

...you can always visit more than two amusement parks in one summer.

...you mean Kentucky when you say "due south."

...you've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day...that's even if you even HAVE central heat and air.

...you know what's knee high by the Fourth of July.

...you know Ohio has a state bug and casserole.

...you install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

...you carry jumper cables in your car.

...you know what pop is.

...you design your children's Hallowe'en costumes to fit over a snowsuit.

...you root for the Buckeyes even though you've never taken classes at Ohio State.

...you think deer season is a national holiday.

...you think driving is much better in winter, because potholes are filled with snow.

...your local paper covers local and international news on one page, but requires six pages for sports.

...you are still reading this.

...you have basements, and you don't live in the heart of Tornado Alley (and desperately wish you had one when you are).
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GAWD, I miss Ohio!!!!



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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Karla, I dont live in Ohio, but have friends in the Akron area & boy did I identify with some of those "From Ohio" lines!! I really enjoyed it and wish I could send it to my friends out there as I know they would love it too! Keep up the great fun work...Peace, ED
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Go Ohio Go!!!!!! I have lots of relatives in Ohio, it's a great state
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Where is Ohio??

Lol!!Thee is no place like home!!

love Your poem Karla!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert
Not from Ohio, haven't even visited, but I enjoyed this one.
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
GO BUCKS!!!! Yeah!!!!

Blizzard of '78 was duting my senior year at Port Clinton High School!! Woo---snowdrifts taller than the flagpole! I have pictures!

May I add one more?

You know you;re from Ohio when...

You KNOW what an Erie Dearie is!!

Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!!

Julie :)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
*grin* Now Karla! The heatwave will pass and Texas will be where your heart longs to stay once more! lol Just kiddin', I know it's hot here, and I know that it's hard to deal with sometimes, but if you leave Tx we'll miss you!!!!! ~SH~
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
You can miss it for me, Karla. I am at home here in the South. Great write! Very truthful.
Jill :)
Reviewed by E. Richardson
Blizzard of 78???...pooooh! Why that was a nothin comepared to the Blizzard of 67! Why the drifts were so damn big, the only way I could get to school was tunnel my way, 3 miles, with a snowshovel!...ehehehheheh
Loved this, Karla...brought back a bunch of memories.
By the way, did you ever get that card and paper I sent from Mansfield?
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
clever...26 yrs on the west coast...i didn't know any of those things...but i do now...
thank you..
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Many of my friends are in Ohio. Wonderful fun write! If you return to Ohio we might meet :-)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
i hear ya. miss ohio, too (but especially miss daddy and mama)! i also miss CEDAR POINT and their roller coasters (ESPECIALLY RAPTOR!!) and the fall colors, and the snow, and the ladybugs, and the cardinals, and...BASEMENTS to hide in whenever severe weather threatens....yah, the list could go on and on; i sure do have many pleasant memories of ohio! so many friends, so many wonderful memories of ohio! SOB!! now, all of a sudden i am HOMESICK for ohio! *snif* :( >tears < a wonderful nostalgic tribute to our home turf; sure do love ohio! texas has got NOTHING on ohio, THAT is for DARN Sure! :( (((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. >tears, tears, tears < (missing ohio badly....especially during this STUPID heatwave!)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
Too close to Wisconsin..... this is funny!!!!!! Love your humor...
In Spirit,
Bear

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