Sunday, July 20, 2008

Heritage

Hey yall! I am Melanie from Live, Laugh, Love. After three GREAT days of guest bloggers for Mandy, I have been racking my brains trying to think about what to write. I think I am going to write about the South.

I am from Alabama. I am a "city" girl. I like living 5 minutes from Wal-mart and 10 minutes from the mall. My city has about 55,000 people. I live about 30 minutes from Huntsville, and about an hour from Birmingham. I go to school in Mobile, which is the largest city in Alabama. Even though I am from the city, I am one of the most southern people you will meet.

I say yall all the time. I say "I'm fixin to do that." I have the southern drawl of saying "right, night, bright" with long i's. I say "yes mam, no mam, yes sir, no sir" to most everyone besides my friends. I even say it to the kids that I work with. I think that if they hear it, then they will say it.

There are churches everywhere. In a two mile radius before you get to my house, there are 9 churches...9 & all different kinds! What's so odd..is that we don't go to one of those 9, but instead we go to one that is 15 minutes away.

Everywhere I travel outside of the south, people know where I am from. I was in California and after they heard me speak, they said that they didn't think we wore shoes. Yes, I wear shoes...all the time! I hate being barefoot, although most people go barefoot in the summer.

I love my sweet tea, cornbread, fried okra, bbq, and seafood. I am proud of my Southern heritage. Wherever you are from, why are you proud to be from there? Is it the food, the people, the sayings?

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I was born by Chicago but grew up by Detroit. I hold Chicago close to my heart. Dan and I were living down by St. Louis when I got pregnant and we both agreed that we wanted our daughter to grow up by Chicago. The city is amazing, there are Greeks everywhere, and the quality of life is high. I can't imagine living anywhere else.