There are so many things that set us southerners apart from the rest of the U.S.
Whether you think of the home cooked food, our hospitality, the charm, that sense of style or the sayings that seem to flow in conversations effortlessly… You know how the south stands apart from everyone.
Alright, yes there are those that are going to automatically think about overalls, camouflage, 4×4’s, 4 wheeling, hunting, fishing, people speaking at a slower pace and sometimes sounding uneducated. For me, that’s alright if you do think about those things. I’m not here to change your mind or convince you otherwise.
In fact, I’m perfectly fine if you do think that because eventually my husband is going to retire… and I would really like to find a place where I’ll be as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine.
When I think about the south I can’t help but think about my Southern Living Magazine. I know that sounds so strange, that I am jumping straight to a magazine for what makes me think about the south.
Where I live, yes it’s in the south… but it is not the south. I know that seems to make absolutely no sense what-so-ever. Florida is neither the “south” nor “southern”… alright here I go sounding uneducated. I know Florida is geographically in the south however ask anyone from Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Alabama (just to name a few places) and they will tell you the same.
So here I sit thinking about my “Southern Living” from a magazine, and patiently waiting for my southern accent to return… Oh how I miss it, yes.. I really did have one and I truly hate how I worked so hard to get rid of it. Growing up with my father having a very thick accent from North Carolina, it was inevitable that I would “catch it” too. Every once in a blue moon, if I’m around or speaking to someone from the Carolinas or Georgia it sneaks back in for a bit and I now wish I could hold on to it.