* FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

* FRIENDS: Will say ‘hello’.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

* FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad

* FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Cry with you.

* FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

* FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

* FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds’ back-ends that left you.

* FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, ‘I’m home!’

* FRIENDS: will visit you in jail
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will spend the night in jail with you!!

* FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you’re sick
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital

* FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: have your number memorized

* FRIENDS: Are for a while.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Are for life.

* FRIENDS: Might ignore this.
* SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will tell all their SOUTHERN FRIENDS about it!

Which one are you?


About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

2 responses »

  1. 100% Southern friend! The South may have some pretty sordid sh*t in its history, but you can’t ever say we aren’t hospitable.

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