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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia View Post
    I love the way the South looks. I love the trees, especially. When I lived in California, the trees were so different... Oh, and the spanish moss on the oaks in South Carolina.... Gosh I love that.
    Louisiana trees & Mississippi ones also drape around wearing Spanish Moss like a shawl-and kuduz! Green leaf vine that takes over hills over night! Beautiful. Avery Island, where banks of azaleas bloom in spring so your eyes can actually feel the warmth of the color.The Natchez Trace-still 2 lane, speed limit 50mph so you won't miss a mile of sheer forested beauty. Glory for your eyes,Precious.
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    Also people post some fun stories. legends, oddities, etc. about the South here too! Get those skeletons out of the closet and sit them out on the front porch next to the crazy relatives for all to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Oh lawd! Just name it-pecan pies,silk pies,buttermilk pies,Peach cobbler,banana pudding,pies with mile high meringue or cris-cross crusts, 7 layer cakes, Lord AND Lady Baltimore cakes,Devils food cakes, yellow cake with chocolate icing,coconut fluffy frosted cakes,French lace cookies,date bars, fig cakes,stuffed dates,sugared pecans,fried pies made with pears or apples out of your back yard or apricots,Ambrosia (orange segments,cherries,shredded coconut)pull taffy(great fun for everyone),shortbread cookies...I can't name them all. To go with it-fresh hot coffee with whipped cream, cocoa with marshmellows,hot tea with honey or sweet iced tea. Or all. OH-Molasses cookies with sugar on top.
    Oh my goodness, this sounds great McJag. I'm booking tickets just for the desserts everyone. LA to the south right away.

    P.S. McJag, how in the heck do you avoid being heavy-set if you live there with this kind of rich food being the norm? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crumpet View Post
    How can someone not consider Virginia to be in the South when 2 capitals of the Confederacy were here? Not to mention all these famous Civil War generals and the Museum of the Confederacy?
    I don't consider Virginia the south, because in true southern tradition - it isn't in the SEC. Which is why I actually consider Texas to be more "out west" than southern too!

    Kentucky - I have no real reason for, but it's pretty damn far north from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet and sexy View Post
    P.S. McJag, how in the heck do you avoid being heavy-set if you live there with this kind of rich food being the norm? Lol.
    We sweat it off.
    Mmmm, day old banana puddin' and icebox pie...... fried taters, fried okra, and fried squash too.

    I love living in the South, as you can tell by the location in my avatar. Wouldn't live anywhere else!

    Kentucky seems southern enough to me. Ohio is not, but I have a dear friend from there who we lovingly refer to as "Yankee Rebel Redneck" because he is far more rednecky than any southerner I've ever met!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet and sexy View Post
    P.S. McJag, how in the heck do you avoid being heavy-set if you live there with this kind of rich food being the norm? Lol.
    Sheer vanity! I just nibble a bit-rarely a whole piece.
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    Central and southern Virginia are definitely the South. Northern Virginia is as yankee as it gets, its basically DC.
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    To Soj:
    When I was little I was not given a double name as my sister & cousins,both male & female had. This oversight was corrected my my Aunts who called me "Miss Sissy". One maiden and very glamorous Aunt would give her nieces manicures every Saturday afternoon and instruct us in Life Rules,like hold your hands up in the air & let the blood drain out so they would be softer looking and NEVER EVER crack you knuckles-you'll wear a big ring size if you do.
    For many years, I thought the very worse thing that could happen to a grown up lady was to wear a big ring size. I wish I still did!

    In the small Mississippi town I spent my first 7 years in, the laws are mostly common sense. Doesn't matter what the state laws are-might not fit here. One young married lady started apprearing with various bruises. It became apparent her new husband was beating her. This was NOT acceptable behavior, but no one felt they should say anything until she did. Bad manners. Finally one night she called the Sheriff to say he'd been shot. The Sherrif & Coroner rushed out to find the man dead with 6 bullets holes in his back. They conferred. Patted the wife & called her People to come get her, then signed off on the Death Certificate "Suicide". No one was critical,possibly they thought she waited a bit long but that was the end.

    There has been a lot of negative race publicity written, but in this same town both blacks and whites always understood each other and got along well. They all knew their aunts,uncles,cousins-both first and second. Anyhow-what I am about to tell you happened in the '60's-yes. Those '60's. Anyhow, a distant cousin of mine was "out" quite a lot. Everybody but his wife knew he was messin' around. He was ever so white and his mistress was ever so black-AND MARRIED.
    Eyebrows were raised in disbelief on both sides -Oh lawd. One of 'ems spouse was bound to find out. Sho 'nuff, they were in his car one fall evening playing what some there call "choo-choo" when her husband walked up to the car & shot my cousin dead as a door nail.
    Like those people from Chicago sang: he had it coming. Sheriff & Coroner had another suicide on their hands, no arrest made.
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    ^^Great stories, McJag. Keep 'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Central and southern Virginia are definitely the South. Northern Virginia is as yankee as it gets, its basically DC.
    It's funny cause when I go out of town I usually say I'm from DC instead of Northern Virginia. And I applaud you for just calling it Northern Virginia and not NOVA. That's a community college not a locale...

    The Mason Dixon line was right above Maryland, so technically we are southerners. People are still using the term "yankee" referring to the Union, yet when it comes down to definition they exclude the fact that Virginia was apart of the Confederacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I associate the South with sultry weather, lots of delicious fried food, mint juleps, brilliant, eccentric writers, To Kill A Mockingbird, soft charming accents, people who do things verrrrrry slowly and always ask "who are your people?" Then there is the dark side of lynchings, murders, poverty, intolerance, ignorance and "backwardness."
    I'd say you can find plenty of that "dark side" in the North too. Washington, D. C. has the second highest murder rate in the country. (New Orleans has the highest.....)
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    I so misread the title of this thread - and am just a little disappointed. Just a bit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    I don't consider Virginia the south, because in true southern tradition - it isn't in the SEC. Which is why I actually consider Texas to be more "out west" than southern too!

    Kentucky - I have no real reason for, but it's pretty damn far north from me.
    I do too. I have very close friends from Texas and we have had that discussion before.
    She was coming to visit in NC for the first time and her mother, born and raised in Texas, asked her if we really talked like Yankees. I thought I would die laughing because pretty much everyone from NC has a southern draw and sounds like hicks.

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    McJag, please post some more stories! I beg you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Central and southern Virginia are definitely the South. Northern Virginia is as yankee as it gets, its basically DC.
    How could you all forget Maryland? It is after all, the Mason Dixon line. And there are parts of Maryland that is called Southern Maryland actually that people get really pissed if they are considered yankee.

    I have relatives from there who still wish the south had won! LOL.

    I just reread. Someone did mention Maryland! LOL.

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