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You Are Very Richmond If...

At a party, you drink Virginia Gentleman and ask unfamiliar guests who their mothers were before they got married.
— D. Mark W. Kemp

You give your daughter two last names for her first name, then end up calling her something like Mun Bun.
— Elaine J. Lidholm

You apologize to out-of-town guests for what they've done to The Jefferson.
— Phil R. Phelps

You see Gov. Baliles on TV and think it's Dick Strauss.
— John S. Finn Jr.

You know shad planking is not an architectural feature.
— Bob Bargamin

You think there really was a person named Lee Jackson King.
— Jeff A. Gorham

You know how long it takes for boxwoods to grow, but you're willing to wait.
— Elizabeth C. Pope

You are related to eight U.S. presidents and can work that into casual conversation.
— Chase Banard

You know that de la Burde is not the "Saturday Night Special" at The Butlery.
— John L. Barnes

You think that coming out is something you do in a ball gown at the country club rather than something you do in a ball gown at Fieldens.
— Susan Corbett

Your "Information Superhighway" is the Junior League phone tree.
— Anne Marie J. Leake

The size of your preschooler's hairbow is four times the circumference of her head.
— Michelle Gottschalk

You love today because tomorrow you know it will be the past.
— Derek Mason

You are Talbot's on the outside and Victoria's Secret on the inside.
— Ellie Andre Vanias

You are not worried about the Y2K problem because in Richmond it is always 1900.
— Joseph Marks


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