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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Its a Southern thang!

I am proud to be a Texan and proud to be a Southerner!
Yes, Texas is part of "the South." Texas was in the Confederacy and has historically been regarded as part of "the South."
I grew up drinking sweet tea and saying y'all. And everything was fried or had bacon grease or butter on it. I know the difference between light bread, corn bread and biscuits and the difference between sweet milk and buttermilk.
I have always blessed the hearts of those less fortunate or those that pulled a stunt that was believed to be beneath their intellect. And I call people sugah-pie and hunny.
And no offense to people from the northern states but have you ever heard the phrase, Northern Hospitality? I didn't think so! It always been Southern Hospitality!
I am far from being a Southern Belle but I do know how to act like a lady. (I'm not saying I do all the time, just that I know how.)
I know that if a neighbor is going through a difficult time that nothing says neighborly love like a plate of fried chicken and a bowl of banana puddin.
So much of the Southern lifestyle is centered around family and family meals. And according to Wikipedia, studies have shown that Southerners are more conservative than non-Southerners in several areas including religion and morality.
Ah the South! A place where friendly is normal; good manners are expected; good food is a token of love and families still go to church together.
This is something I saw on Facebook and I want to share it with you.
"I am proud to be from the South - where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y'all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come w/ gravy; everything is darlin' and someone is always getting their heart blessed."
Bless y'alls little ol' hearts and y'all have lovely day sugah!