Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I got this from a friend, and I thought it was pretty funny.
The North has coffee houses,
The South has Waffle Houses
The North has dating services,
The South has family reunions.
The North has switchblade knives,
The South has Lee Press-on Nails
>The North has double last names,
The South has double first names.
The North has Indy car races,
The South has stock car races.
The North has Cream of Wheat,
The South has grits.
The North has green salads,
The South has collard greens.
The North has lobsters,
The South has crawfish.
The North has the rust belt,
The South has the Bible Belt.
FOR NORTHERNERS MOVING SOUTH . . .
In the South: If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a
four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't
try to help them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store....do
not buy food at this store.
Remember, "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural, an d "all y'all's" is
Get used to hearing "You ain't from round here, are ya?"
Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later on how to use
Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't
understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep into a
transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big'ol," truck or
big'ol" boy. Most Northerners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this
way. All of them are in denial about it.
The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.
Be advised that "He needed killin" is a valid defense here.
If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this," you should stay
out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.
If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest
accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store.
It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go
Do not be surprised to find that 10-year olds own their own shotguns, they
are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them how to aim
In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is
to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.
AND REMEMBER: If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't think
we will accept them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in
the oven, we wouldn't call 'em biscuits.
Posted by Tammy Skinner at 9:52 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
We have some new members of our family. Actually, we've had them for quite a while now, I just haven't gotten on here to post pictures. I tend to forget about my blog a lot. :( They're six weeks old now. You can see pictures on my shutterfly account, ohio2carolina.shutterfly.com.
You may have noticed that I've changed the name of the blog to Higher Ground. Littlesis2bigsis was just a temporary name that I made because I couldn't think of anything else at the time. The new name is the title of one of my favorite songs, Higher Ground. My favorite verse of this song is the last:
But still I'll pray till heaven I've found, Lord lead me on to higher ground.
Lord lift me up and let me stand By faith on heaven's table land;
A higher plane than I have found- Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.