Thursday, October 22, 2009

thankful thursday::southern style

a few thoughts have come to me over the last few weeks about why i am thankful i live in the south. i figured i'd post 'em.

i'm thankful i can use yall's as a possessive. as in "it that yall's truck?" and it doesn't sound weird. well, at least not to me.

i'm thankful i live in an area of the country where people still pull off on the side of the road when there is a funeral procession. it's just respectful and it gives you an opportunity to say a quick prayer for people you don't even know.

speaking of respect, i'm thankful that around here, people don't think it's crazy to teach your kids to say "ma'am" and "sir". it's actually kind of expected. again, it's just respectful (even if your own kids can't seem to get a grasp on it.)

as much as i love some restaurants, i'm thankful that there are some that are closed on sunday...ON PURPOSE.

i took this picture outside of Lawler's BBQ where i live. you all know Chick-fil-a is also closed on sundays so that their employees can have a chance to worship with their families. i love it.

i'm thankful that when i go to someone's house and say you'd like tea to drink, it's gonna be sweet. i do not understand unsweetened tea (except for diabetics)...or hot tea. i like mine sweet and on the rocks please.

i'm thankful to live somewhere people will still tell you "have blessed (read bless-ed) day.

and something that i'm missing right precious boiled peanuts. (by the way, the ones in this picture are the best. they are small and a little bit purple and a little sweet. soooo good.)

i endured a cold ball game this past weekend and called my brother to "give him a blessing" of my own. see, my SILs family is able to grow their own. they have no shortage. if you live above montgomery, you ain't gettin' any REAL boiled peanuts. infact, most people probably haven't even heard that you could do such a thing to a peanut. (it's strange to live in alabama and still sometimes feel like you are a yankee. no offense to my northern readers.) see, we have red clay up here...and that doesn't seem to be conducive to peanut growing nor white field pea growing for that matter. but that's a sadness to be shared in the summertime. ANYWAY, all that so say, i'm thankful i have access...even if i have to wait until thanksgiving to collect.


Melissa said...

Amen and amen....enough said!

one BleSSed gal! said...

I'm with you (except for the boiled peanuts!) thankful to be born & raised in the South & can't imagine life anywhere else!

Melissa said...

oh...I sooo want some boiled peanuts right now! I'll be craving them forever now!

Susannah said...

Yeah...and you're still in the South...I'm NOT. I DON'T classify TX as the South, cause it's not. They don't have much sweet tea and people look at me like I just fell off the turnip truck with my accent. I love me some peanuts too!

Tiffany said...

What a great sign! I absolutely love it!!!

Amy Lu said...

I could never handle boiled peanuts. Just bleck.

I give you a standing "Amen" on everything else. Although a slight modification to the tea...I love it when it is fresh brewed and still hot/warm that it melts the ice. Perrrrrrfect.

Tara said...

We are back in Alabama and happy to be here! The not pulling over for a funeral is such a pet peeve. I can't tell you how many times I almost got run over by someone in FL when I stopped to pull over.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I am right there with you on every single point. I miss my 4 and 5 nut boiled peanuts so much! I really don't even get any up here because they are a disappointment. I think the nut fest was this weekend and I'm salivating at the thought!

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