Things I've Learned Growing Up in the South Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 74 Comments
We loved growing up in the south. "Bless your Heart", "Sweet Tea", Football, Family, & Church. A dear friend who is now a Southern Ex-patriate reflected on her sweet time of southern upbringing and shared with us her list of "Things I Learned Growing Up in the South." We agree with our dear friend. Enjoy, comment, and share upon her reflections.
- Sunday morning church is not optional.
- Tailgating is just as important as the game itself.
- If I didn't hear "Bless Your Heart" at least 5 times a week, something was amiss
- There is no such thing as a “mild summer.”
- An inch of ice is ten times worse than six inches of snow.
- Unsweet tea is not a valid choice.
- Mosquitos are a verifiable enemy.
- When the tornado sirens sound, it just got real.
- Pearls go with absolutely everything.
- They started us young with Friday Night Lights, then we needed rehab when our College Team team lost on a Saturday.
- Salad is not supper.
- Grilled catfish is not a thing.
- Going Greek is a family affair.
- As unpleasant an experience as it is, you are required to cut your own switch.
- In some states the first day of Deer Season is considered a national holiday.
- Expression of your manners; "thank you", "yes sir", "yes ma'm" are a reflection of your parents & upbringing.
- There is no such thing as "grilled" catfish.
- Everyone had a crazy relative who dabbled with a whiskey still.
- Everything, and we mean everything is monogrammed.
- Regardless of who dies or how well you knew them, you take food to their house.
- "Over Yonder" is actually a place.
- Every respectable Southern Woman has a secret pimento cheese recipe
- If you can add some bacon to Beans and Cornbread it's considered a gourmet meal.
- You actually drive by and even sometimes visit cemeteries.
- Always carry and extra stick of lipstick in each purse
- Camo is a fashion choice.
- Every kitchen has a wooden lazy susan
What are some of the things you learned growing up in the South? Let us know in the comments.
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