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I Love Southern Hospitality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 520 People

    Can Somebody Teach Me This Art?

    I'd really love to know how to befriend and 'buddy up' with my neighbors, but I really really don't know how...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Yes Please

    I love going to the country. It is so wonderful. I love the outfits and such. They are so nice also. I have always grew up with good manners.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2008

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    Lonestar State

    I have done a considerable amount of traveling in the northern states, and all I have to say is...I LOVE MY TEXAS!!!  Nowhere else will you have strangers wave at you as you pass each other on the road, or get into a random conversation in line at the grocery store as if you...
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    I lived in South Carolina

    for a year. Loved the area and history. Totally hated being away from the city though, being from California. But I loved the surroundings. Nothing like a sunset and random lighting storms.
    crabbycakes26 crabbycakes26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    The Land of Dixie!

    I have never been treated so well, as I have in the South.  Hospitality must come natural to anyone below the Mason/Dixon line.  I aspire to be as hospitable as a good Southern woman, I should be so lucky.  If you have traveled that neck of the woods you know what...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Darlin

    I like that I call everyone darlin and sweetie and honey and sugar pie and a dozen different little mean nothing affectionate name, and I can call them that even when they really make me mad. I hate having to explain that I call everyone that, and I hate the big deal the kids...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Today Show Did A Segment Chilvary Is Dead - Not So Down South

    The Today did a story about manners such as holding door open for a stranger , saying please, thank you, ect ect And sure enough the "yankees" failed terribly. Door after door being shut on someone, everybody being rude. That study wouldn't fly down here in the dirty south...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    Everyone Waves

    Drive down any country road in the south....or for that matter any town.  Everyone you pass will wave at you.  Just saying a friendly Hi...its cute. I can go in a restaurant and actually order sweet tea....(no pink packets!!) Gentlemen open doors and pull out...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Totally Humbled By It

    The crew of a certain band were nothing less than amazing to me in March. Drying me off from torrential winter downpours with the singer's towel (yum), feeding me and making me tea. Absolutely amazing Atlanta people....I'll never forget it.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    OH YES I DO

    BEING SOUTHERN MYSELF I CAN TRULY SAY THAT GENUINE SOUTHERN FOLK ARE GOOD HEARTED AND NATURED. WE ARE SIMPLE AND APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS AND IT DOESN'T TAKE A WHOLE LOT TO MAKE US HAPPY. WE APPRECIATE OUR CHILDREN AND OUR FAMILIES, GOOD TIMES, BBQ'S AND HOUSE AND CARD...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 8 Responses May 3, 2009

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    It Is All Simple....

    Fungirl loves all parts of the USA and many international destinations but I get homesick when I spend months outside of the precious Southern states.  I am a sucker for a man that pulls out my chair at dinner and places my napkin in my lap for me.  I love when a man...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 17 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Living In the South

    I live in North Carolina and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else! Its a place that complete strangers are united by their love for Dale Jr and the Tarheels. You feel like you're home no matter where you go in the South and I am so blessed to be here :)
    embecca44 embecca44 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Way Down South In Adelaide!

           G'day Mate!.   How the heck are ya?   South Australia,is noted for it's hospitality!   A friendly state where we like talking to people!   Come on down and visit!....Let us show you around!
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Southern Style

    I had moved to PA for a short while as a teenager. I had never really left the south before then although I had moved around alot growing up. When I stayed in PA, noone ever once opened my door. Maybe that sounds like nothing... but it was definately a culture shock. I'm used to...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2008

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    Southern Girl At Heart?

    Well, all of my life I have lived in the city. A city that is always busy, where everything is opened late, people stay up at all times of the night. I live in "The City That Never Sleeps" known as New York City. I will say that I love it here, but I just don't fit in. I love the...
    metalqueen metalqueen 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    Puh Leez...

    Southern Hospitality? That went out with covered wagons and the phrase "Uh suh, I believe you awre quite mistaken" There is no southern hospitality. SHUT UP.
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 21, 2012

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    G.r.i.t.s. Girls Raised In The South....

    I was born and raised in the south. Georgia is where I rest my bones and where my heart lies. Growing up here your taught to always smile and be friendly to everyone no matter where they come from or how different they may seem. Yes, you bet I drink sweet tea and eat grits! I...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Southern Hospitality!

    I grew up in Florida, which may be the most south you can get, but it's far from hospitable. Growing up there and spending my summers in North Carolina and West Virginia, it showed me there really were some super sweet and caring people out there. I moved more north as I got...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F Oct 15, 2011

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    Quite

    I love it. Every time I leave I feel so weird without it. It's not that people from other places around the country aren't nice, in fact, most of the places I've been have been wonderful, but there's just nothing like southern hospitality.
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    Unselfish Acts Of Kindness.

    Thanks to the family in Jasper, Alabama for looking after me in October 1987. Great southern hospitality, i've still not forgotton.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    I Love Any Hospitality. ...

    I love any hospitality. I like to feel welcome anywhere I go.
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M Jul 10, 2008

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    MASON -DIXIE Line

    It all starts at the Mason - Dixie Line,where men open doors for women  and closes open car doors  and say thank you and you are welcome and yes ma'an and yes sir and no ma'an and no sir. we are always calling the ladies Darlin' or Hon,  We always say how is your...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2008

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    Hey Ya'all

    There is something about southerns and their charm that is just different than anywhere else. They are so friendly and their accent just lends to their wonderful charm. It is like they go out of their way to be nice and they always smile at you and ask you to come back real soon...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F Feb 16, 2008

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    Couldnt Pick a Better Life.

    Being from the south and being raised there is prob. one of the most thangs that has made me who iam. folks these days look at us southern folk as racist hillbillys and it really ticks me off.because i truly couldnt have picked a better life and i know iam gonna raise my children...
    ColesOneandonly18 ColesOneandonly18 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    I Love the old Southern Hospitality Days

    Southern Hospitality stops in the great state of North Carolina. Strangers down here do NOT smile, do NOT open the door for a lady or say how do Mam. The music vibrates their cars and some of the noise & words do NOT deserve to be called music. I miss the small town feeling...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    I Love the South.  I G...

    I love the south.  I grew up a yankee and have really appreciated the kindness and generosity that the south has extended to me since I've moved down here.  I hope to learn to be more hospitable someday.
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Damn Yankee...

    I grew up in the north, typical, brusque, rushing, rude yankee. Lived in Virginia for 15 months, long enough to relax and enjoy the small pleasures life has to offer....my southern neighbors taught me to enjoy a long tall glass of of tea and the time it took to savor it.....the...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    I am a born and raised southern girl who has chosen to go black regarding my boyfriend. I am 16 and almost 17. I have been dating a black high school classmate, coworker, and my...
    pregnantgirlfriend pregnantgirlfriend 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    On this date January 4 In 1943, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin made the cover of TIME as the magazine's 1942 "Man of the Year." In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 4

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    I am a white and a Southern California girl who went black some 26 years ago. I love dating and being with black guys. In fact, I married a black man. I am just sorry it did not...
    singlemomwithkids singlemomwithkids 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I am a Southern Baptist who is dating a Catholic. I love him very much but am at odds. I know that our beliefs are extremely similar and it is frustrating to me that I am not sure...
    niannfus niannfus 26-30, F Jan 11

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    You know you live in Southern California when the news anchors refer to an overnight low of 41 degrees as "a very cold night".
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I don't think I sound southern at all. But some people would disagree. I just don't hear it.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Hey!I am looking for internship in Washington DC in Marketing field Hospitality industry.Any one who can connect?
    poisedjaber poisedjaber 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Me and him are first cousins .Ours is huge happy family from India, I live in Bombay and he lives in the southern state of Kerala which is where we are basically from .I believe...
    naughtygirl87 naughtygirl87 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I just got back from Key West, Florida. The southernmost part of the continental US. I've been there before but I don't remember it much because I was little. I live just a few...
    TheMonsterCookie TheMonsterCookie 16-17, M Jan 6

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    I want to be extremely fat so much. I had a giant custom fat suit made that makes me look huge and fat - over a100" waist. When I moved to Southern California a few months ago I...
    MAKVA MAKVA 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    River boats are so cool. This one is on the Savannah River, southern Georgia.
    Wizard4 Wizard4 46-50, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Y A Y ! Okay dokay, here's the story. I live in the deserts of southern California, and get this, ...IT'S SNOWING ! ! ! WOO HOOO! ! ! I made lhavw been in and out a evening. W O O...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Let's Party! (continued) The Rose Bowl The Rose Bowl is known as "the granddaddy of them all" when it comes to college bowl games as it was the first one starting in 1902. I go...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I live in Southern California. It never rains. It so sucks. I grew up in Brasil then we came to the U.S. To New Jersey. Lots of beautiful rain, thunderstorms. Green rolling hills...
    lostinspace3 lostinspace3 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    With help from a nice Southern friend, I made my first pitcher of sweet tea :) I'm curious if I like it, haha.
    stjohannes stjohannes 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    What am I, Hemingway? She had the kind of body That would probably intimidate Any of 'em that were un-southern Not me cousin If models are made for modeling Thick girls are made...
    QuixoticConquistador QuixoticConquistador 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Lets see ,done Europe,the entire Mediterranean from East to West,Canary Islands, California,Hawaii,South East Asia,Australia and Southern Africa. Surfing diving and working at it...
    waxfoot waxfoot 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    January 14 1911 – The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company. A 26,000 ton Wyoming class battleship, she was...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 14

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    HORSE SOLDIERS WITH JOHN WAYNE WILLIAM HOLDEN !ding dong, ding dong, she made a fool out of both of us. You southern people have your own help! Let go you don't have to kill...
    willisca49 willisca49 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm a big fat guy looking for a call that's into my type. 6'2", blue eyes, shaved head, 330. My goal is 550 but having a helper would make it more fun. Southern California. I also...
    MAKVA MAKVA 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    <3 <3 <3 Love, it's a special day We should celebrate and appreciate That you and me found something pretty neat And I know some say this day is arbitrary But, it's a...
    jebentmooi jebentmooi 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell performed by Judy Collins Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I've looked at...