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I Am American (southern)

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    Mississippi

    The south I lived here my whole life. House in the country of northern Mississippi near a lake. Those good summer days where we would go grill something or go fishing. I love it here. Even on the the rainy days where it's humid and out of nowhere it rains and the air changes to a...
    Redsavior Redsavior 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    A Little More Southern

    Yes I am southern. From Texas but have lived in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama but born and raised in West Texas. My heritage includes from Mexico. Yes I am southern.
    mickey68 mickey68 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    And Proud Of It

    I was born in Mississippi, my parents were born in Mississippi, and at least a third of my ancestors are from the South a long way back, some from before the War of Independence. I have relatives who fought, some dying, in the Civil War - and I understand the uneasiness some feel...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Southern Hospitality

    I've been Southern my whole life.  I was born in Texas (which I am incredibly proud of) and raised in Tennessee.  I still currently live in Tennessee, but I want to move back to Texas soon because it's where my heart and my blood are.But as much as I love the South, there is...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    God!! why do American people only think

    that USA is the whole continent! i am Southern American. This means that I am from COLOMBIA, a country in South America who many must not now of! (what a shame). I thought I was going to find many Colombians, Argentinians, Brazilians, Peruvians and Chilenos in this group. But...
    JuliBeatles JuliBeatles 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    A Southern Voice

    I used to hate having a southern accent. Now I am glad mine stayed and love to hear anyone else with an accent not just southern. Even Northeastern accent is cool to me it does help identify you as being from somewhere and makes me think a person stayed true. The south is...
    donixa donixa 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    I used to love it here in Tennessee,

    but now I'm tired of this god forsaken city I grew up in . I want to move far, far away . Am I the only one that feels this way .? .-.
    Vanessalovesu2 Vanessalovesu2 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I Am Proud to Be From the South

       I Love my southern accent. I was born & raised in Texas my whole life. My Momma was from Alabama, my Daddy from Tennesee. I work in a call center and talk to people from all over. I get many compliments on my southern accent .   
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    Being Southern Is...(feel Free To Add)

    Knowing the difference between freshly cut grass and freshly mowed hay Knowing what Dr. Enuf and Cheerwine is Having a farmers tan is a thing to be proud of Being called a redneck isn't an insult it just means you got sunburnt that day Frying every food imaginable...
    Sweetroll88 Sweetroll88 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Yankee?

    I am not from the south but I know this guy who is and he always calls me a "Yankee".  As far as I know both sides of my family have always been from Washington State or at least the west coast. I am not exactly sure what this means. Is it a derogatory term?  From the...
    Karen18597 Karen18597 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Being Southern And Proud

    If you ever hear a southerner say hold my beer and watch this or Aw Hell naw, you better run
    JustcallmeCurly JustcallmeCurly 46-50, F Sep 18, 2012

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    My Home Is In Alabama, Southern Born And Southern Bred, This Is Where I Belong

    Hi Y'all I am from a very small town in Central Alabama. I was born and raised here. We live on a farm that has been in  the family for almost 100 years. I am proud to be an American and of my Southern roots and I know that belonging here is important. Family, Faith in God and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Sunshine State

    Born and raised in Florida. I've heard some people say that Florida doesn't count as being in the "south", but really, how far south can you go expect for Florida? :)
    faithinthegospel faithinthegospel 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    I Am

    I am proud to be an American from the south. I was born and raised in the south. This is where my home will always be.
    Cac45 Cac45 46-50, M 8 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    The Fireflies

      When I was about 10 years old, my brother was 9, we would play hide and seek out in the woods of North Carolina..   My brother knew how much the fireflies fascinated me, so he would catch them in a jar and shake them. The jar would just light up and I'd stick my head out...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 13 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Chattanooga

    I love my home! I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and when I was two I moved to Nashville, but then a year later I moved back. When I was three I rode my first quad and at four I rode my first dirt bike. I met my fiancee in Chattanooga, and we had both of our kids Kasen (4...
    Teendaddy20 Teendaddy20 18-21, M Jul 6, 2012

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    Southern American, But American Normaly.

    I am from the South, but I do not talk with a southern accent. The South is not a bad place as some people say about it. And America is not much of a bad place.
    lightstrike34 lightstrike34 13-15, M Oct 11, 2013

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    AGPMatch.com is leading quality largest Age Gap dating community which for sincerely, serious singles age gap dating relationship (Younger women look for mature men, Mature women dating younger men) and run over 12yrs to successful help over millions singles happy match! Read...
    AGPMatch AGPMatch 26-30, F Oct 23, 2013

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    Dang Right I Love Being A Southern Girl

    I love bein from the south. I can't even fathom livin anywhere else. I love my southern accent. I love bein in the mountains , camping by a lake, or just sittin on my porch listenin to the frogs an crickets. Yep, I am a true blue down home southern girl an that's all I ever wanna...
    BAMAROSE75 BAMAROSE75 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    The Real Story

    War heroes,  true independents, hard working people, fast moving shine transporters, honest and true religious folk, statesmen, educators.  The people who stopped the British, and started NASCAR and Country Music. These are our ancestors. Celebrate the South !
    nobed nobed 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2009

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    Simpler

    We dont drill education into our children, traffic isnt a bad problem, warm weather, we all love to eat but stay thin somehow anyway, were usually nicer and kinder and helpful to others, we dont abort our children, andd we love God and are saved by Jesus. My overall statement...
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    Rodeo

    Well tomorrow is my first time to be in a rodeo and i signed up for bull riding and ranch bronc riding. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers.
    Williamsaw Williamsaw 18-21, M Oct 18, 2013

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    Northern Transplant Per Se

    I was born in New York, raised in Florida to age 16. I moved due to my mom's death, to Illinois to live with my father. I lived in Chicago to age 31. I separated from my ex, and he moved to Alabama to live near his family. In an attempt to reconcile, I moved down here with our...
    lorithelioness lorithelioness 36-40, F May 26, 2008

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    Southern Family

    i cant tell you how american and southern!!! my family is
    ans3 ans3 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    South Carolina

    My home my very southern home :) filled woth sweet tea sweet pottatos hunting fishing and sputhern accintents like mine..:3 and yes we say y'all
    iloveyou2014 iloveyou2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    I'm An Arkansas Gal

    Just glad to find a group with other southerns
    Hillary1160 Hillary1160 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    Humming Birds

       My fondest childhood memory is of a small winged wonder called the humming bird. I can see them in my minds eye now. They fascinate me with their wings fluttering so fast.........they are just a soft blurr.   I loved to climb that special tree of pink and white cotton like...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    I Live In The Middle Of No Were

    Im not realy southern i dont say aint im no hick i dont talk like 1 eather so ya
    leviduppong leviduppong 13-15, M Sep 25, 2013

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    I Love Being a Southern Girl!!

    I LOVE being Southern! I love that I grew up in a town where people say hello to everyone! I love that when you are driving down the street and you see someone you don't even know, you wave as they pass. I love sitting on the front porch with a mason jar filled with sweet tea. I...
    therealslimkatie therealslimkatie 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Thanks

    I am not American, none the less I must thank the South for producing amazing women. Southern women rock!
    eminencejello eminencejello 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    I know it's more of a Christian thing then

    southern but where I'm from you take your freakin hat off when a funeral procession passes by... most of the men I know do this... I'm sitting waiting on cars to pass and I see the guy up from me with an out of state tag with his hat on looking like he's jumping around in his...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    I would rather have been born somewhere else

    though. A large number in my area are inconceivably close minded and judgmental. Many do not see the subjectivity behind the concept of what is acceptable as being perceived as "Truth". I realize that there are numerous kind people here in the south. However, that does not...
    Young0Philosopher Young0Philosopher 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    Texan Bell

    Born and raised in Texas, I consider myself a Texan before I try to figure out what nationality I am. I don't know anything about my biological father's side, but I know a little bit about my mother's. I can trace my ancestry back 6 generations of Texans. I don't know why, but...
    meggs4 meggs4 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    I dated a dyslexic girl from India once.

    She had the dot on the back of her head.
    darthkoolaide darthkoolaide 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yup and Damn Proud

    southern by the grace of god. i have undies to prove it. lynyrd skynyrd of course. eagle and all. true white trash. if you dont like it, dont freaking look.
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2008

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    Southern

    "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God". I was born and raised in Florida all my life, my father being from North Carolina, we've always visited there ever since I can remember. I have strong redneck-gangster roots, and since thats very contradicted I normally...
    mimiboo mimiboo 16-17, F Jul 9, 2008

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    Born And Raised In NC

    I was born near Charlotte, live in Raleigh, and my heart is in Ocracoke. I have a southern accent (but I'm the only one in my family who has one). I'm in love with country music and i love trucks. I ride horses. I may seem a bit stereotypical, but one thing's for sure: I love the...
    mimithehorserider mimithehorserider 13-15, F May 12, 2013

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    A True Southern Girl Here

    I was born in Nashville TN, but moved to Texas when I was 18 mo. old. I consider myself a native now, lol! I have 3 native Texans also. I love being in the south. My husband travels all over the USA and says he constantly hears compliments about his manners and is asked...
    TXredhead TXredhead 46-50, F Sep 11, 2009

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