On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said:
'Today, I am going to create a land called Indiana.
It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty; a land of beautiful lakes full of fish. It shall have tall trees, flowing rivers, landscapes full of flowers, tall grass, beautiful blue skies, majestic eagles, forests full of many kinds of wildlife, rich farmland, wonderful people and they will be great at basketball' God continued, 'I shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper and they shall be known as friendly people who practice being 'Hoosier Nice' every day.'
'But Lord,' asked Gabriel, 'don't you think you are being too generous to these Hoosier's?'
'Not really,' replied God 'just wait and see the winters I am going to give them.'