Southern Legitimacy Statement: Basically, I’m 60, and I have never left the South. I went North one time to get vitamins. And Thanksgiving once. Other than that, I stayed stuck in Greenville, South Carolina and other Southern states. My accent is deep. I notice North Carolina accent and Charleston accent. Rarely talk to a Northerner. Everyone I know is a Southerner.
Don’t mean I dislike them. I’m just not around them.
Along the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore sits in the distant valley. Tunnel through tunnel leads to Pisgah Mountain scraggly Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron grow. The hotel is in season, always booked. The store has souvenirs to remember. The restaurant has acorn squash. At home I sweeten it with brown sugar or honey and cook it. On the porch blue ridge after blue ridge is a sight to see, a memory like a photograph.