I never really pondered the thought, being a northerner and all.
I was way too far from the South.
I never even saw a Spanish Moss tree until I was in Savannah, GA of course now I wish I had one.
I was a Northerner most of my life.
Our first move out of the North was to Florida, the sunshine state, back in 1997.
Not sure if they really consider Florida southern?
Do they? I do know a lot of Northerners transplant there, and for good reasons I might add.
However, long term for us, I missed the four seasons.
So that brought us to
Since we have moved to South Carolina, we have been told often we are
"half backs", that term is fine by me, and I find it cute, and tell people often, I am a " half back".
We drink "pop", they drink "sweet tea"
So this brings me to the SOUTH...
Is it true what they say about Southern hospitality?
What is it about the South that defines the term, and the reputation it holds.
I did a little research for y'all..yes I even say y'all now.
Southern hospitality is a quality attributed to residents of the southern region of the United States. The term implies that in comparison to people living in other parts of the United States, Southerners are typically friendlier, more welcoming and generous to strangers or guests.
Southern hospitality focuses heavily on food and the role it plays in daily life and social systems in the South. It is customary for people to bring food to the home of a new neighbor, the ill and the bereaved. Southern hospitality dictates that even when visitors arrive without food to share at a gathering, they are included in the occasion with access to all food offerings.
(this info found on ehow.com)
This one being so true. I told you about my true blue Southern friend Laurian, calling all Southern belles
this is a really great post, one of my favs actually!
Now how about Southern style, what exactly does that mean?
Wide front porches with painted ceilings.
Wicker seating, I never knew that!
Salvaged rustic pieces, and run down churches...
old church here in the South, that I took my favorite photography pics.
So in closing, I would like to declare, we love the South, I love sweet tea, and I love the
Southern style and Southern hospitality that truly is embraced here.
I feel my boys are so lucky to grow up in such a wonderful culture and state.
They have great manners, and they too love Sweet tea and BBQ.
Jack is the only one though that is truly getting the Southern drawl as they say.
Have a wonderful day.
Today is Alex's birthday, so I am busy getting prepared for his DISCO partay!
Labels: Hospitality in the South, Southern hospitality, Southern style