Here’s to us that live in Minnesota (from Dad and Mary)



Here’s to all of us who live in Minnesota, some born and raised here. 




Rules of Minnesota : 
1. Pull your droopy pants up.  You look like an idiot. 
2. Let’s get this straight; it’s called a “gravel 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. 
3. You say our lakes smell to you. They smell like money to us.  Get over it. 
4. So you have a $60,000 car. We’re impressed. We have $250,000 combines that are driven only 3 times a year. 
5. So every person in every pickup waves.  It’s called being friendly. Try to understand the concept. 
6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of ducks 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. 
7. Yeah, we eat walleye & northern pike and love it. You really want sushi & caviar?  It’s available at the corner bait shop. 

8. The “Opener” refers to the first day of deer season. It’s a Religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. 

9. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age. 
10. No, there’s no “vegetarian special” on the menu.  Order steak.  Or you can order the Chef’s Salad and pick off the pound of ham & turkey. 
11. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads.  We use three spices: Onion, Pepper, and Garlic! 
12. College and High School Football is as important here as the Lakers and the Knicks, and a hell of a lot more fun to watch. 
13. Yeah, we have golf courses.  But don’t hit the water hazards –it spooks the fish. 
14. Colleges? Try St. Olaf, Concordia, or St. John’s . They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at passing pickups when they come home for the holidays. 


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16 Responses to Here’s to us that live in Minnesota (from Dad and Mary)

  1. SanityFound says:

    Ooo now I am going to be wise when I come and visit, least you guys are friendly! LOL

  2. Laura (LS) says:

    A lot of these apply to Iowa, too! ESPECIALLY the one about getting dirt on your precious Lexus. Get over it… it washes off with the first rain!

  3. nikki says:

    I love this!!! When Bailey was little and I took him to California for a visit, everyone would comment on Bailey’s chunky theighs and chubby checks (so cute!!) and my mom would always say, “he lives in Minnesota… all they eat there is steak and potatoes!!! And I do love the “Minnesota nice” here!! Polar opposite to where I grew up, you don’t wave at people you don’t know!! I love it here and would never raise Bailey anywhere else!!

  4. kwoneshe2 says:

    LOL True for other places as well!

  5. thegoddessanna says:

    That made me think of Texas – a state I didn’t appreciate until long after I left it. Never been to Minnesota – some of y’all seem nice, but I have my doubts about many residents (WTF is up with the Coleman/Franken fiasco? I mean, seriously.).

  6. Joy says:

    I wrote a reply Goddess and deleted it. There are democrats that read this blog and I’ve vowed to keep it as political free as I can. I don’t want to offend anyone as my blog will be here longer than this election.

    Those of us that write this blog, are praying Coleman comes out on top. Other that to say Al Franken is a joke!!! But not a joke enough to make it in show business. He wasn’t born here nor did he live in whole adult life here, he’s not one of us.

  7. thegoddessanna says:

    I didn’t mean to be controversial, really, it’s just something I’ve been watching from afar and wondering why it can’t be more amicable.

    I’m sorry!

  8. Joy says:

    No, don’t be sorry. It is in the news. We are sick to death of all this counting and re-counting. It’s all we hear and it makes us look like a bunch of idiots!! Anyone can say anything. That’s what’s great.

  9. Sue says:

    When I got this from Grandpa I just laughed. It’s all true!

  10. Joy says:

    Sue, what is up with your picture? Sometimes it’s this one and sometimes the other one. I don’t get it.

  11. Sue says:

    I don’t either! When I log in to WordPress it’s my new picture, but if I’m not logged in it’s my old one. How my old pic comes up when I’m not logged in is beyond me. It’s getting irritating though!

  12. thegoddessanna says:

    Speaking of the recount, here’s a helpful page dealing with some rejected ballots. I want to meet the person who voted for the Lizard People.

  13. Joy says:

    Oh no, I’ve been caught!! LOL!!!

  14. Amber says:

    Its cold there….yikes!

  15. Jane says:

    This is wonderful. I just love it.

  16. Tessa says:

    I love these! Grandpa & Mary always send these!

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