Life Growing Up in Texas

American Culture 12 May 2012 | 4 Comments

Many people think that if you live in Texas then you must be able to ride a horse! Well in my case it is true! Although it’s not true for every Texan. Funny though, I do fit most of the stereotypes about Texas. My family owed a ranch when I was growing up. We had some horses and cows.  Yes, I wore cowboy boots on occasion to school and around town.  I didn’t; however, own a cowboy hat.   But, people note that many people in Texas live in a big city and have no access to farms or ranches.

Life in Texas is big. I hate to say this because people from other states get annoyed, but “Everything is bigger in Texas”  The state is huge.  Driving from one city to another is a long way.  The margaritas a bigger (and better).  Everything is just bigger!

Another thing about Texas is that the people are extremely friendly.  For example, if you are driving on the road and you come up behind someone who is driving extremely slow, that person will move to the shoulder of the road and let you pass if you are only on a two lane road.  This doesn’t happen much (if ever) in other states that I’ve lived in.

Oh how I miss Texas!!!  There is one negative thing about Texas, in my opinion.  The heat. It is so blooming hot in the summer!  Though after living in the cold for the last 2 years, I’d gladly trade in my winter coat for a tall glass of lemonade sitting in the summer sun in Texas!

4 Responses on “Life Growing Up in Texas”

  1. Sounds great.

    Talking of Texas, I’ve seen the movie “No Country for Old Men” in which the actors speak with a West Texas accent and it is difficult to understand what they say! Nothing to do with the Midwest accent which I find in so many other movies.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Yes, some people from Texas have a thick accent. I don’t. Now, when I get tired or have had a little to drink, then you can hear my Texan accent. . 🙂

  3. Fit says:

    Yap, I ever seen BIG TEXAN on TV the place where u can eat food on large size.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you understood what I was talking about!

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