Monday, April 22, 2013


Congrats to Faith, who won a copy of Wings of Glass.
I'm sorry that I waited so long to pick a winner. Usually, I do it the next week, and to be honest, I have no excuse for not doing it Thursday. Well, my computer has randomly been crashing, which is frustrating.

Today, I'm giving away a copy of Til Grits Do Us Part. I loved this series, and I can't wait to see what Jennifer writes next.

To enter to win, leave a comment about what makes the South (or North) different? Grits is a Southern thing, and I know my mama likes them a certain way.  :) One thing I love about the South is that people are friendlier. Whenever I visit some cities up north, I'm usually shocked that the cashiers, riders on the subway, etc don't chit chat.  Maybe that's a Texas thing....

However, you can beat the weather our northern friends experience. We don't experience all four seasons down here, and it's always a pleasant surprise to have a cool front. I also love the historical aspect of the New England area. (See my posts on my love for Boston.)

Be sure to leave an email address.
I can only ship to the US.
I will pick a winner next Monday.


Brenda said...

There are so many things that are different such as food, dialect etc. I truly love hearing someone with a deep southern twang speak. Thanks for the giveaway. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

Cindi A said...

I live in the north but have visited the southern states many times. I find that the northerners seem to be more uptight than those in the south.

Michelle said...

I've never been too far north, just to Ohio. I definitely believe there are a lot of differences in dialect. Also, I think most southern people seem more friendly.

Now, you're not going to revoke my southern card, because I absolutely hate grits, are you? ;)

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

Patty said...

I think I have a copy of Southern Fried Sushi on my bookshelf. Will have to pull it out and read it sometime soon! I looked this up and it sounds entertaining.
I was raised in MI, but have spent my whole adult life in the south (SC).


Vera Godley said...

Ah, you ask a Southern lady what makes the South different? Well, we say "Yes Sir" and "No Sir" in these parts. We show respect. We call someone older than ourself Mr. and Mrs. XXX and we hold the door for ladies and old folks.

We still expect baggers at the grocery to bag groceries and help the eldery get them to the car. Of course, the budget and the yanks have just about taken that away from us.

We like our tea strong and we like it sweet and we like it cold and not diluted too much with ice. Just enough to break a sweat on the glass if its warm outside.

We like our vegetables cooked tender and soft - not tender crisp (or raw). We do enjoy a nice cool salad but salads and cooked vegetables are two entirely different things.

Most of us talk slow enough so you can understand what we're saying and take it in. It usually gets pretty warm down here and we just can't rush things as much or our "boiler" will burst wide open.

Here is the "new South" we enjoy other things and foods as well as the next person. Just keep within the bounds of proper cooking. No "wave offering" of warmth over that food. We like it cooked hot and long. We like our grits - morning and night. We enjoy them with butter and we enjoy them with cheese. I don't like sugar and milk on mine and have never known a Southerner who does.

Now if you're from the North or from California (or Seattle) you might think we're a bit slow around here. Not so. We just take it easy because as I said..... that boiler might just explode in the heat. But if you'll be patient with us, we'll try to be patient with you and your fast talking, fast driving, fast living (well, they're doing that everywhere aren't they). We'll let you tell us about your ways and maybe you'll be courteous enough to let us share a bit about us, too.

Now, what 'r you having for supper tonight? Grits?

Sharon Timmer said...

The difference between The South & The North is the hospitality & the fellowship of the people. i spent Saturday in the ER & everyone from the nurses to the doctor to the girl that did my CT scan just were so nice & they treated me like a person instead of just a number.

LAWonder said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
The southerners are more friendly on the surface but many are still negative toward northerners.
I was a "yankee" who married a "Rebel". It was not a happy occasion for many years with some of his family members. Now everything is good though.
In spite of it all, I love the south and my husbands relatives there.
It was a culture change for us to melt our two worlds together.
He is a grits egg and ham breakfast person and I am an hot oatmeal & toast breakfast person.
He likes his rice with butter, gravy or some other sauce. The only way I had eaten rice was with cream & sugar or in rice pudding. I am a potato and gravy type person. That was just the beginning.
It has been interesting but after years of working the two separate cultures out, we are extremely happy.