Born Under The Big Sky? Here Are The Tell-Tale Signs
Ever talk to someone for a few minutes and think, "There's someone born and raised in Montana."? There are a few tell tale signs when you're with someone whose roots are under the big sky. I did some digging on the web and threw in some life experiences to put together a good list for a starter.
We all have our own experiences with being born and raised in the Treasure State. A bit of it depends on if you were a town kid or a country kid. To be honest, I don't know too much about being a town kid, so I enlisted the help of Only In Your State and Montana Outdoor. The gal who wrote the article from Montana Outdoor seems legit Montana raised. I'm not quite sure about the Only In Your State person, so I cherry picked them both. With me, no matter how hard I try not to do it, you're always going to get the country kid perspective.
I did leave some stuff off the list because I think it's over used or stereo-typical. The older I get the more I hate a stereotype. I think it's because of what I'm seeing in the state right now as we've become the ultra rich playground of the moment. I feel like I'm in a cartoon sometimes when I see the shiny new cowboy boots that have never seen a second on a ranch, or the woman who CLEARLY grew up in a city showing you her new pickup she got because of, you know, flowers. And then they start talking about their Montana lifestyle, while in the same breath, complaining about the lack of (insert out of stater complaint here).
Check out my list, then let me know what I missed on it. You can email me here