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Old 05-07-2006, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Markh
Umm, no offense meant Delany. Was all in jest, just like the post.

I heard there was a ball team neam Huntersville. Maybe Kannapolis? Slightly off topic but my son is an excellent soccer player but it sounds like b-ball is more popular so we going to see if he wants to switch. Skinny littlke troll, eats everything in sight and doesn't gain a pound, unlike me. I eat something and it takes me a week to burn it off, welcome to old age I guess.
I hear you about the old age weight gain crap. I am female, but had a metabolism like your sons even into my 30's. God, it just disapeard in a flash!!!
It just totally sucks!
I have been following these boards but missed where you decided to settle down as far as a town goes?
We will be there the 3rd week of June so right before you.
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:46 PM
Location: Mebane, NC
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Originally Posted by silverwing
You forgot about the fellow who lets his dog sit in the front of the truck while his wife rides in the back

I might argue you on that one I picked up a real estate flyer while out eating breakfast this morning. There is a section of land next to ours - 2.75 acres - that we weren't quite able to swing the money for when we bought our 4.5. That 2.75 acres, which has no water or sewer access, is covered with scrubby pines, and 1/2 of it actually slopes to a ravine, has an asking price of $59,000 Excuse my language, but that is just f* insane! That is TWICE the amount we paid for our 4.5 acres back in 1997. And our land is good land. I don't know of anyone around here who would spend that kind of money on POS land like that. All our neighbors are shaking their heads in disbelief The realtor is confident though: "some out-of-stater that doesn't know any better. You folks just please keep quiet."
Silverwing, that land in NE Mass. would cost $450,000
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:38 AM
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Default for smiles....

This came in my email this morning & I thought I'd share, in the fun spirit of this particular thread. And I'm a born & bred southern girl & very proud of it, so this is not to poke fun...these are oh so true.

It's long so...two posts.


Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them, you "PITCH" them.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens , peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, ... as in: "Going to town, be back directly."

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line," ... we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

In the South, y'all is singular, .... all y'all is plural.

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a brea kfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her heart" ... and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, .. bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to ha ve classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls fron t porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:39 AM
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Default ...continued post


Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
"Yes, ma'am."
"Yes, sir."
"Why, no, Billy!"

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions:
"Y'all come back!"
"Well, bless your heart."
"Drop by when you can."
"How's your Momma?"

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The beach
The beach

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint

Southern women know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
! Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Charleston (Chawl'stn)
Savannah (S'vanah)
Fort Worth (Foat Wuth)
New Orleans (N'awlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler, of course!

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the four deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Wearing too much makeup in the summer

Southern girls know men may come and go,but friends are fahevah!

Now...... Shugah, send this to some girls who were raised in the South or wish they had been!

If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it.
We know you got here as fast as you could.....!!!

"No trees were killed in the making of this email......however, a large number of electrons were diverted from where they originally wanted to go."

Bless your hearts, ... y'all have a blessed day.

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Old 05-15-2006, 01:33 PM
Location: Kentucky
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<heh-heh>...On a related note, I recall an uncle of mine advising another relative not to move to a certain town in North Carolina...He said it's "fulla them dad-blamed half-backs". Curious I asked him just what the heck is a "half-back". He replied "someone from New York or New Jersey who moves to Florida, can't stand the heat and moves half-way back to where they belong". A funny remark...but telling none the less.

Steve P...catching up on all these posts.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:23 PM
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Good post Lucky dog
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:38 PM
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Lucky Dog is a true "GRITS" (girl raised in the south)!
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:20 AM
Location: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by Steve W
Silverwing, that land in NE Mass. would cost $450,000
Eh, I was just poking around one of our local realtor's sites. 2.5 acres, not 10 miles from us, but in an area where a lot of frou-frou McMansions are being built (there goes the neighborhood!) is listed for $2.9 million. I snorted Pepsi out my nose when I read that 20 years ago, that was nothing land that a farmer probably turned out some scrawny cows to keep cleared. I drive by sweeping pastures that were once farms and wonder how long before they start sprouting houses. It is to weep over
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:32 AM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Dang good post, Luckydog! Even though I grew up in California, my momma and daddy were southerners through and through.

Bless yer heart.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:13 AM
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I thought it fitting to answer in my best "southernese"...

Ya'll are all very welcome. Thank ya'll so much for takin' the time to let me know. That was mighty sweet. I'm tickled to death ya'll enjoyed it.

Backfist, that was mighty sweet darlin' & you're a doll....thank you kindly for thinking about my little ole heart... & shugah...god bless you


Don't worry your little hearts about the nausea you're experiencing right now from all the shugah I poured on above. We don't usually pour all that shugah on at once...that was a little thick...for entertainment value...Just so ya'll know...

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