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Old 10-10-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Cottageville
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Where I grew up you told people to go "three fursees and turn left at the big pine tree. Watch for the rocks falling though." A fursee is how far you can see from point a to the horizon. when you reach that spot, look as far as you can see and that is the next fursee. since the road goes up and down and round and round, the fursees make sense.
Hereabouts they say, "go to where the Burger King used to be and hang right." Now I give directions to my house by saying things like Get off the Interstate and go through the traffic light. Go 21 miles and start looking for the log cabin. Cause that traffic light is the last landmark there is.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Not where I am. If you don't know where I live you can't find me. My home address didn't even show on Mapquest until a couple years ago. Directions? Head out 30 to the old highway store then go out couple miles, just past the Bryant farm. Or you can go out 70 and come in the back way past the old closed down post office, just past the old Gribble place.

Yep, they'll never find me!! *big grin*
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Locals here use compass directions and the ranches as locators - "We're about six miles down the dirt road South of the S____'s Place" , "You know, North of the first hill west of town" (There are a LOT of hills!!!), "The southwest road that goes past the VanW___'s place" etc. Once you get out of town, the dirt roads don't have names or numbers, just ranch family names on the clusters of mailboxes at the corners.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Not where I am. If you don't know where I live you can't find me. My home address didn't even show on Mapquest until a couple years ago. Directions? Head out 30 to the old highway store then go out couple miles, just past the Bryant farm. Or you can go out 70 and come in the back way past the old closed down post office, just past the old Gribble place.

Yep, they'll never find me!! *big grin*

------"they'll never find me "--

Maybe you are the one the fire dept was asking for directions in another thread.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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Nobody knows the names of most of the streets in our town, or if they even have names. I don't know if 'outer drive', 'the loop road', or 'the spur road' are real names or not but that's what we call a few. Otherwise, directions are.. accross, next to, three doors down from any familiar landmark .... As for me, I'm at McCormicks Creek.
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