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You Are Very Richmond If...

1985
At a party, you drink Virginia Gentleman and ask unfamiliar guests who their mothers were before they got married.
— D. Mark W. Kemp

1986
You give your daughter two last names for her first name, then end up calling her something like Mun Bun.
— Elaine J. Lidholm

1987
You apologize to out-of-town guests for what they've done to The Jefferson.
— Phil R. Phelps

1988
You see Gov. Baliles on TV and think it's Dick Strauss.
— John S. Finn Jr.

1989
You know shad planking is not an architectural feature.
— Bob Bargamin

1990
You think there really was a person named Lee Jackson King.
— Jeff A. Gorham

1991
You know how long it takes for boxwoods to grow, but you're willing to wait.
— Elizabeth C. Pope

1992
You are related to eight U.S. presidents and can work that into casual conversation.
— Chase Banard

1993
You know that de la Burde is not the "Saturday Night Special" at The Butlery.
— John L. Barnes

1994
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

1995
Your "Information Superhighway" is the Junior League phone tree.
— Anne Marie J. Leake

1996
The size of your preschooler's hairbow is four times the circumference of her head.
— Michelle Gottschalk

1997
You love today because tomorrow you know it will be the past.
— Derek Mason

1998
You are Talbot's on the outside and Victoria's Secret on the inside.
— Ellie Andre Vanias

1999
You are not worried about the Y2K problem because in Richmond it is always 1900.
— Joseph Marks
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