17 Beauties Of Growing Up In A “Fly Over State”

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One of my favorite Jason Aldean songs is “Fly Over States.”

If you’re from one of these states, the song resonates with you. The place you call home is often overlooked, but in reality, is a hidden gem.

Here are beauties of growing up in a “fly over state.”

17. High school sports can bring together a community like you wouldn’t believe.

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16. Word travels fast, so you always have to think twice before doing something. It’s a good habit.

15. You say “hello” to people you don’t know.

14. And wave to them while driving down the street.

13. We take the 4th of July very, VERY, seriously.

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12. You never felt the need to lock your doors.

11. You didn’t have to worry about too many stop lights.

10. You learned what hard work meant at an early age.

9. Summers were full of fun stuff like county fairs, baseball, field parties, and concerts.

8. You probably grew some sort of food that was way better than anything you could buy at the store.

7. You became a fried food connoisseur.

6. You didn’t need much to have fun. A bonfire and beer will do the trick.

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5. Going to Walmart late night was considered fun, and often times would be.

4. You know how to fix things.

3. You learned to appreciate nature and all it brings.

2. You learned what family values were all about.

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1. You learned that no matter where you come from, or your background, you can make a name for yourself if you bust your ass.

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A beer bottle on a dock