posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 07:38 PM
To the original poster:
I don't know if you have ever been down south, but if you haven't, I'd like to invite you to come to Arkansas.
No, you won't find a bunch of inbred hillbillies, but let me tell you how you'll be treated..
You'll be invited in, and made to feel right at home. We'll say grace, and then we'll feed you a big ol' supper for country fried ckicken, mashed
potatos and gravy, lima beans, hot buttered biscuits (real butter, not that corn oil stuff) with glass after glass of sweet tea. For dessert,
home-made apple pie and icream. After supper, we'll go out sit on the back porch and listen to the whipperwills and cicadias, shoot the breeze, and
In the mood for a night cap? How about a little bourbon on the rocks? One or two of those to help you sleep.
The next morning, when you get up, coffee will be ready, and all you have to do is pour a cup, have a seat and drink it. If you feel like having a
conversation, we'll have one. If you'r not a "morning person," then we'll let you have your coffee, while the wife fixes a breakfast of ham and
eggs, pancakes, and grits, with plenty of coffee.
Now during this time you can, and will, tell us all about how ya'll do things, and how much better it would be if we would do things your way. We
will politely listen. Since it's Sunday, we'll invite you to church with us, but if you choose not to go, then we will respect you decision, without
being judgemental. When we come back from church, we'll fix a light dinner(we don't call it lunch down here.)
After dinner, we might grab our fishing poles and see if we can get lucky. We just set back an enjoy the day, while I listen to you critique about
the south, politely assessing what you have to say.
When we get done fishing(sorry, but they just weren't biting.)we'll go back to the house, wash up, and make some ice cream. There;s nothing quite
as good as hand turned ice cream that you dip right out of the churn. Again, you will contiune to tell us how we out to things differently that in
New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersy. A little later we might watch a good movie, or we might go sit on the porch and just reflect on how good life
is. When you are ready to leave and go back up North, I hope you will have enjoyed your vist, and My wife and I will both tell "Ya'll come back
now, you here?" I'll shake you hand before you get in the car and tell you how much I enjoyed your vist, and that I hope you have a different view
of the south. And I'll tell you one more thing.
"WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN HOW YA'LL DO IT UP NORTH! 'Bye now!"