He reminded me that I actually have two books right on this subject.
What it means to be Southern.
More about what it means to be Southern
I first bought these books when I met TJ. He's from California you see.
When we found out he was moving here to NC, I wanted him to know exactly what he was getting in to.
I mailed him these books, asked him to read them and really think about it.
He wasn't phased! He's so versatile, he could fit in any where.
I'll give you some snippets from the book and we'll do book two later.
The chapters are:
"Bless Your Heart" and Y'all Come"
Favored Phrasing from the Mouths of Southerners
"Ugly as Homemade Sin"
and Other Southern Ways of Putting It
Some of the Ruler We're Taught to Live by
"Don't you Dare..."
Some of the Rules we Don't break
Greens, Hoppin'-Johns, and Pork eating for Health and Wealth in the New Year
The Collard Club
Our Small Town Traditions
Spoon Bread, Pecan Pie, and Other foods favored
in the south....and Shag dancing at the beach
A Moon Pie and RC Cola
Southern Soft Drink Rituals
Your daddy is your best man
The way we do weddings in the South
How to get to the new Methodist church
Here's what I want you to do, let me know which of these chapters you'd like to know more about.
I think this will be fun.
Pat....after this is over if you need too, I'll be glad to let you borrow these fine books.