The South

My wife’s from the South. When she says, “I’m going to put you on the Chattanooga Choo-Choo over the Tallahatchie Bridge,” I know she’s angry with me. I hope the Tallahatchie Bridge is stable. At least she doesn’t say to jump off the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston. That was a scary one back then.

There are some things I like about the South. People are polite, and the food is good. I remember when I discovered biscuits and gravy in a roadside eatery. I didn’t know you could make a meal out of that. And okra! That took some getting used to.

Of course it has its faults! But faults are not what make up a people. I know I never felt threatened, even in bad neighborhoods, and black and white, those people are great.

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