Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What We've Learned in the South


-A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road
-There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in South
-There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in South
-If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha
-It is not a shopping cart, it's a buggy
-People actually grow and eat okra
-There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only dinner and then there is supper
-Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar
-Backwards and forwards means, 'I know everything about you'
-You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see
-You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH EM
-You measure distance in minutes
-You switch from heat to A/C in the same day
-The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and high school football
-You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday
-You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a bit warm'
-You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas
-You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili weather


Tootsie said...

love it! the reason you have all the cause it is far to COLD here for them to survive! lol

YaYa's Funhouse said...

that is so true. My DIL is from Michigan and it took her quite a while to get used to the bugs and little critters here!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Amen y'all!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this....soo true, too!
Thanks for sharing, YaYa~~

Hugs, Lynn

Anonymous said...

That is so cute and true.
You get a nice recipe book and can make with normal ingredients.You can also look online for more recipes.
I would love to see a picture of your dad.

nancygrayce said...

That is all so true! I just told someone yesterday, we go straight from winter to summer! No in betweens for Florida!

Anonymous said...

Yes that is why im so ready for them to move back.I am a family person.

prin said...

great post! i'm stealin it :)