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Old 03-17-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Crawfish boils and my husband's gumbo!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Ok you can tell I am not from Louisiana(cause there will be no crawfish or shrimp on my food list LOL) but the south no less! Watermelon, bbq on Saturdays, camping and hot dogs on an open fire! LOL and I love deer meat cooked about anyway! Seeing my kids playing in the water sprinkler. Walking barefoot through the grass on a hot summer day! Heck even in winter sometimes. Catching fire flys on cool spring nights. Also I can not forget laying in the grass on a cool night watching the stars with someone you love! That is my southern comfort!
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Default Rain on a tin roof/Wind in the trees/Gentle thunder.

Oh, yeah! I love a not-too-violent thunderstorm. And the sound of the rain on the roof. You are warm and dry inside. The smell of wood smoke. The cooing of doves and the weird gawk of a blue heron. The sound of ducks and geese in flight. The lapping of water on the sides of a bass boat. The wind in your hair in a fast-running bass boat on a warm summer evening. Well, that's enough for now. These things can be enjoyed in the North, too, but not like in the South because they are year round down here. That's why I am here--in Dixie. Oh, here is a cliche: Magnolia blossoms or leaves in the moonlight and Spanish moss swaying in a gentle breeze. I deliberately went out one moonlit night to see those magnolia trees. Don't have them up Noth.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Not southern born, but I can tell you, one thing the south means right now JOBS!!! I've got work up the wazoo down there(and haven't even left Michigan yet!). I have been to the south many times and the people down there are more friendly or at least more approachable & willing to tell you what's on their mind(wether you enjoy that or not depends on how personable you are.)

As mentioned the food is truly an art, and you'll be amazed at the different culinary influences around(especially in the Big Easy)

But to those thinking of moving down south, i'd say DO IT!! even if you don't like seafood(I personally love it), there's plenty of good steaks, burgers, etc as well.

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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A really scary movie (which I haven't yet seen) and a disgustingly sweet liquor!
To me it's about lazing in the hammock on the porch on a hot sultry day, with the distant rumble of thunder, and a Julep or Hurricane in one's hand. The air is heavy with humidty and magnolias. Someone highly intriguiging is strolling past, and gives me a nod and a 'how you doin' ma'am'. On WWOZ, someone is playin' some mean swamp blues.
Well, a girl can dream right? It's also about the wonderful flavorsome food and the amazing people and music.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm living in China at the moment and what I miss the most about the South is iced tea! :-) When I'm home visiting, I drink five glasses at every meal.

Scott
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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I was down in Columbia La the other day and was hungry; hadn't eaten lunch. So I stopped at Mr. Butts BBQ (yes that's the name) and they have a serving line there with a lot of good stuff. There was a container full of what I thought was vegetable soup and the server told me it was Brunswick stew. I ordered a pint and some cornbread and peach cobbler on the side. Boy was that's the best stuff! I loved it. The proprietor of the place told me he had lived over in Georgia and SC where it is served with BBQ. I really want to make a trip over to Savannah and Charleston and experience all there food over there and check out the vinegar based BBQ sauce. Can't wait!
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: this side of knoxville tn...
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Default my southern comforts....

how i never have to wait a hour to get out into traffic...someone always smiles and waves me in......
sweet juicy watermelon on the back porch on a hot summer afternoon......
a tall glass of sweet tea while sitten on the porch in the evening watchen lighting bugs flyen around.....
the smell of charcoal cooken up soemthing good on the weekends.......
the sound of birds year around.....
the sweet smell of honeysuckle on a evening walk......
those are some of the things i just love and wouldnt trade for anything
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Down south, we all refer to 'southern comforts' as things that make us happy, content. I'd love to hear what 'southern comforts' means to you out there. What type food? What type atmosphere? That kind of stuff...
Southern comfort is an ambient 70 degrees, some smooth jazz on the stereo, a little "adult beverage" on the rocks, my wonderful dh and no place to be at the moment.

Ah paradise.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Monroe!
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Southern Comfort...hmmm....what about the space u guys. There's a big difference as far as space and great outdoors when u talk about comparing the south and the north. Its always comforting when you can see open spaces that are not parks, trees and natural floral environments, and just the fact you actually have the opportunity mind your own business without considering others at all, is a big feature in Southern Comfort. And just to be random and completely off the wall (as i have a reputation for), what about the differences in our beautiful women in the south compared to the north. Im not gonna go into detail due to the editing on here but, lets just say Southern Comfort feels alot better when u have a nice soft cushioned love seat instead of a "skinny, light weight" lawnchair. Hehehe

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