Somehow, I live in the South.
I’m not completely sure how it happened. One day, I’m driving the Stevenson in Chicago. The next, I’m staring at the Rocky Mountains, and a week later, I live in the South.
Well, maybe life’s events didn’t take place that quickly, but it sure feels like it.
Anyway, now I live in the South, and although when I moved here, I told people I lived in the Mid-Atlantic states, everyone made fun of me, and reminded me that Western North Carolina is not a Mid-Atlantic state, and therefore, I don’t say it any more.
Since spending time in the South, I’ve learned some things I’d like to share.
1. Sweet tea tastes so delicious it should be served with every meal and poured into cereal.
2. “Yons” is a word. It is slang for “Y’all” which is slang for “all of you”.
3. Jump rope teams are real and kids try out for them, by the legions.
4. When you have a cute baby, a person may walk up to you and say, “That baby is so cute, I could spread her on a biscuit.” This sounds very strange, and will make you want to run your baby to the car and buckle her in tightly, but the person just means, “Wow, your daughter is adorable.”
5. People like to wave. Don’t rack your brain and wonder if you know them. You don’t. They just like to wave.
6. People make moonshine, and sometimes they drink it when they are sick.
7. Dry counties exist in the United States, and by dry, I mean you can’t buy alcohol.
8. Businesses open late on Sundays because people go to church, and you can’t buy alcohol on Sundays (Hmmm, very interesting that my last three facts all involve alcohol. I must think on that more).
And, why all the talk about the South?
This weekend I received a letter from her, a thoughtful, deep, and real soul who encourages all with her online presence.
Anyway, seeing real handwriting on a real envelope made me feel as if I knew this girl better. It also made me wonder about you, all of you. The people I interact with and think about, the people who share their hearts on screens and tidbits through blinking cursors.
So, today, will you leave a comment and tell me something fun about the area or town in which you live? I know it's not the same as real mail found in the mailbox, but I'd love to get to know you better.
Me first. Fun facts about the place in which I live: Thomas Wolfe lived here. The Appalachian Trail is very, very close (see picture below), and the largest home in America is not too far away either.
Now your turn. Let’s hear some fun or random facts about the place you live.
Oh, and speaking of getting to know you better, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating in (in)courage's IRL conference. Online girls you may know who are attending: Gaby, Katrina, Renee, Kendal, Karrie, and Melody may even head our way too. Go here to sign-up.
Linking with Jen.