Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Where I come from
Where I come from you work hard for what you have and are thankful.
Where I come from there are biased people but I don't think it's about color so much as it is about folks who expect something for nothing.
Where I come from we've got some of the finest music and musicians on the planet. We'll sooth your soul with the blues and a little jazz or make sure you shake a leg or do some toe tappin listening to rock-n-roll. We're Elvis, BB King, and Johnny Cash.
Where I come from the summers are hot and the winters are too,,,, sometimes.
Where I come from it wasn't so long ago that we worked the fields by hand and the memory of the taste of cold, clear, well water after sweating in the sun still lingers.
Where I come from the first sign of Autumn is the beginning of football season.
Where I come from cold buttermilk and hot cornbread can make a meal, and often does.
Where I come from fried is a common adjective, as in fried okra, fried chicken, fried catfish.
Where I come from your family comes first and you love them above all.
Where I come from we learn respect from birth. We respect your religion, your ideals, your political leanings, your feelings, and you'd damn sure better respect ours.
Where I come from pecan and magnolia trees are thick and lush. Our wisteria, wild roses, and tiger lilies are too.
Where I come from tea is iced so if you want a cup of hot tea you'd better say so up front. We're polite, we won't mind.
Where I come from we use air conditioning but we haven't forgotten those hot, humid days without. I think we probably appreciate it more than most.
Where I come from we're taught manners at a very young age and we use them our whole lives.
Where I come from the Mississippi River runs deep and wide and the mosquitoes are wicked.
Where I come from we're proud and hospitable.