You Might Be From Westby If...

 

 â€œYou changed into your ice skates at the fire hall across the street.” Shari Gerdes Varner

"You know where the flowing wells are.”
Donald Meyer

"Going across the street," meant from Charlie's to the Crystal or vice versa.”
Leslie Elm

"After growing up and living some life experiences, you realize how lucky you are to have grown up in "small town America"."
Duane Swartz

"You spent some time in Mr. Friesleben's (Prof's) office during the school year."
Duane Swartz

"You lagged for marbles on any of the vacant lots around town."
Duane Swartz

"You had a piece of graham cracker pie at Gladys's coffee shop."
Duane Swartz

"You snared gophers with twine on the prairie and if that didn't work, you drowned them out of their burrows."
Duane Swartz

"You swam in stock watering ponds in summer despite the leeches."
Duane Swartz

"You sledded down the Rasmusson hill all the way to Weiler's during the winter."
Duane Swartz

"You hung out at Roy Listoe's block plant just to watch the action."
Duane Swartz

"You cruised Main Street in any available vehicle till you ran out of gas or the cop, "Fat" Olson told you to go home."
Duane Swartz


"You witnessed the car jumping over the "thrill hills" on the gravel road east of town, measuring for distance." Duane Swartz


"You remember Eagles Perch!!" Fay Andersen

"You remember when Kenny Listoe's 1953 Hudson Pacemaker was the fastest car in town." Duane Swartz

"You still remember your old box number at the old Westby post office run by Orris Anderson."
Duane Swartz

"You and your friends made rubber guns out of clothes pins and real rubber inner tubes and had gunfights at the stockyards by the tracks east of town."
Duane Swartz

"You put pennies on the tracks when the train was approaching and retrieved them afterwards to see what they looked like." 
Duane Swartz

"You remember the rattlesnake preserved in a jar of formaldehyde in the science room at the school for many years."
Duane Swartz

"You built and played in snow caves during the winter."
Duane Swartz

"You remember when the migrating Indians set up their camps outside of town and you sneaked out and spied on them."
Duane Swartz

"You thought it was cool to go to the Comertown bar before you were "of age" and drink whatever you wanted." 
Duane Swartz

"You rode your bikes along the highway to McElroy and back, picking up beer and pop bottles along the way and selling them at the back door of the Crystal Bar."
Duane Swartz

"You climbed to the top of the old water tower along the tracks west of the old train depot."
Duane Swartz

"You waited at Ferguson's drug store for the new shipment of comic books, maybe enjoying a malted milk at the fountain while you waited."
Duane Swartz


"You remember the Grand Opening of the Rainbow Shack."
Lynn Shourds

 

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