I Love Southern Hospitality

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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

    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

    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

    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

    I Love Any Hospitality. ...

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

    A good man is hard to find,

    and a true Southern gentleman may be even harder to find. He is the standard by which Southern mothers raise their sons. Instead of saying, “be good so Santa will bring you presents,” they say “Now, son if you want to be a Southern gentleman than you need to act like this...
    southerngurlnpearls southerngurlnpearls
    22-25, F
    May 10, 2015

    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

    I love living in the south you will never

    experience hospitality like here in the south. Yes mam, No sir, let me open the door for you mam. Wish it was like this everywhere .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 21, 2015

    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
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

    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

    Hey y'all I have lived in Mississippi all my

    life!! I love it here. The country ain't no place like home. We all know our neighbors help them when they need help etc. we use words like plum across town, howdy how y'all doing. Nothing like it here we are down home country folks!!
    honeyhugg honeyhugg
    46-50, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 30, 2011

    I flew south 25 years ago

    and have stayed. I love it here where people still practice manners. Life is simpler and slower and much much warmer! It's not perfect by any means but I have found my heart's home :)
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    I was on a vacation I have been to Mississippi,

    NC and VA . I have found that the people there are great and open , very much like the people her at home in rural Canada ......I want to go back soon
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 23, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jul 10, 2008

    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
    46-50, F
    14 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    aaayush20 aaayush20
    22-25, M
    Oct 14, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2011

    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

    I would love to live in north

    or south carolina
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle
    22-25, M
    Mar 25, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2010


    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


    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Oct 21, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jul 10, 2008
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