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        11-01-2012, 01:12 PM
    Well, bless your heart mtngrl, for not considering Virginians Southerners.

    Thanks, Hag. I knew real Southerners wouldn't show us such blatant disrespect.
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        11-01-2012, 01:35 PM
    For the record, I agree that no proper Southern lady would ever say such things and the coworker who told you that you weren't from the real South must have come from a home without training. Such things are only to be said between common company and should never be said to offend :) I love Virginia, btw. It's so pretty there! I'm already planning a few stops while I pass through on my way to Maine next year.
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        11-01-2012, 01:36 PM
    Why are you goin' up nawth to ****ed Yankee territory? Gasp! I feel faint! Someone hand me mah smellin' salts and fan! Oh, and maybe a mint julep....
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        11-01-2012, 01:38 PM
    Mtng, If being called a Yankee hurts you, how do you think a prideful Virginian would feel? (and they are starchy!!) If we learned NOTHING else from the War of Northern Aggression, we learned to be kind to each other in the face of Reconstruction. True Southerners band together and any bickering is done FAR from outsider's ears. Yankees would love to divide and conquer us as they have done in the past. South is NOT a direction: I don't care how much further South you've moved --- Mississippians are no more Southern than Virginians and neither are the folks in Tennessee. You've made the mistake of actually listening to fools, Honey. The fact that they would stoop to (gasp!) sling the term 'Yankee" at you shows exactly how badly brought up and ill informed they are! Please accept my gentle admonishment, in the spirit in which it is offered. You need to associate with better people! ((((Mtngrl))))
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        11-01-2012, 01:43 PM
    My whole family lives in the South. Three of us have stayed in Virginia, while our parents and two siblings moved to Florida, and one brother ended up in Georgia.

    OP, your aunt is going to love Tennessee. It's beautiful and the people are so very welcoming. They'll only talk about her being a Yankee behind closed doors, as is proper. Doesn't matter that she's a Canuck, she's still a Yankee since she's not from the South.
        11-01-2012, 01:55 PM
    Actually, I'm not sure she is a Yankee. She's a Canadian, so she may totally escape the dreaded term. Just tell her to be sure and say aboot for about and stick in a few eh's! She should try to keep that Canadian accent as long as possible. It might save her from some potentially awkward situations.

    Oh, and as an aside: South Carolina still celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on May 10th. State and county offices are closed.
        11-01-2012, 01:56 PM
    Weanling brother committed the cardinal sin of moving there, lol. I can't blame him, it was for his job and it was a great opportunity. I just feel for the children, and the family as a whole plans on banding together so that they never forget their Southern roots. father-in-law's wife is from VA and I know she gets uppity real quick when the people here tell her she isn't Southern. Her feathers ruffle, hackles rise, and the history lesson is on! I do think of the South as a family, and if needed we would stand together no matter where the person hailed from. In the meantime, it's all polite name calling. :)
        11-01-2012, 02:03 PM
    Hmm, perhaps she won't be considered a Yankee, but she'll be considered a foreigner all the same. Not as bad as a Yankee of course, but she'll still be looked at quite askance for the first 2 or 3 decades.

    Your FIL's wife is quite correct, mtngrl. After all, the capital of the Confederacy was in Richmond. Y'all considered Virginia part of the South during the War of Northern Aggression, so why wouldn't it be now?

    My neighbor's from Connecticut. Some of the local ladies have been scandalized at her abruptness, but of course would never say anything to her face. I quite like her, although she can be hard to take at times.
        11-01-2012, 02:37 PM
    OMG, mtngirl--Virginia is one of the original 13 colonies. IT is considered "The Old South", while Mississippi is considered "The Deep South." Tobacco growers destroyed their farmland--tobacco is a HUGE feeder crop, next is corn, next is cotton--so they abandoned farms and moved south and west to the "Deep South." Then, they destroyed their soil growing cotton. (Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.) Funny, all they needed was animal manure to fix it, just like Washington and Jefferson wrote about and did on THEIR land. (Sorry...preaching...)
    Here's some trivia. Gold was the impetus for Spain, Britain and France to conquer the North American continent.
    The saying, "There's gold in them thar hills" refers to the gold rush in Georgia, NOT California or Colorado.
    North Georgia Gold Rush-1828
    Also, the mine in Lead, SD continues to pump out gold daily. AND, a few years ago on vacation I witnessed some mining company outside of Deadwood (SD) removing an entire mountain to get to the gold.
    ...something else... **Corporal shakes head**
    Sorry, the only trivia about TN I know is that it is called, "The Volunteer State." Beautiful to drive through, too. =D
        11-01-2012, 02:41 PM
    These are all really awesome! Thank-you so much! I will have lots of things to put together for something to read to her and for the scrapbook. I'll be sure to tell her to keep her Canadian accent. It was interesting hearing her fiance's southern accent as I haven't really been around many southerners.

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