Being from Granite City is a lifestyle…like being from the OC but covered in ash!
Not everyone can make it…only the strong survive.
Allow me to just highlight some very Granite City things!
When Someone Asks You Where You’re From
The Look They Give You When You Tell Them
When Someone Tries To Bring Up Granite City Politics
When The School District Says They’re Broke
Trying To Go Out And Not Be Seen By Anybody You Know
Judging People By Which Middle School They Went Too
When Someone Mentions Chinese Food And All You Can Think About Is Vin Hoa
The St. Elizabeth Carnival During The Day
The St. Elizabeth Carnival At Night
You Get Nervous Anytime You Hear Granite City In The News
You’re Never Shocked By The Stupid People They Choose To Interview
Making It On CNN For A Ketchup Strike At The High School
Driving Around Wilson Park Looking At People Walking The Park
Having No Concept Of Why You Don’t Get A Smiley Face Cookie As An Adult When You Go See The Doctor
Remembering The Original Cookie From Mrs. Siebold’s
Finding Out That There Is An Entire Website Dedicated To Gossip In Granite City
Realizing You Might Be On It
Breathing Close To The Steel Mill
When They Tore Down The Movie Theater
When They Built A Nicer Movie Theater
Bar Regulars In Granite City Bars
When Someone Mentions Edwardsville
I’m sure there are more that I’m missing, that I’m sure people will suggest so look out for a sequel!
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