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Ten Reasons I Know I’m Back in Texas

2008 August 29
by Julie Clawson

1. I can order Dr. Pepper anywhere I go.

2. The Iced Tea tastes good.

3. Local craft stores have big displays with supplies for making homecoming mums. (see picture)

4. At the seminary orientation we were served biscuits and gravy for breakfast and King Ranch Chicken for lunch.

5. Local fast food restaurants serve carrot raisin salad as a “healthy side” option. (not that I would ever eat it…)

6. People spell “y’all” correctly. (okay second grade spelling lesson for all y’all Midwesterners – the apostrophe replaces the dropped letters. So when contracting “you all” the apostrophe goes between the “y” and the “a” NOT the “a” and the “l”. This isn’t a pet peeve of mine or anything…)

7. I can go swimming without freezing to death and wear a tank top without being “immodest.”

8. My neighbors have a palm tree in their yard.

9. I have access to eco-friendly cleaners and lawn-care options.

10. It’s hot (duh).


8 Responses leave one →
  1. August 29, 2008

    OK – Iced tea that tastes good. I’m jealous. Raised with it (my mom was from the south) and miss it.

  2. August 29, 2008

    And the rest. Yes. All of the above. Biscuits and Gravy…. :) Carrot raisin salad? – a staple growing up. Y’all – duh….
    But the palm tree and the eco-friendly lawn care make me jealous.

  3. Katherine permalink
    August 29, 2008

    *sigh* makes me miss home. I’m sure y’all’ve also returned to good Mexican food, too…

  4. August 29, 2008

    The y’all thing is a pet-peeve of mine too! We Southerners know how it’s done!

  5. August 29, 2008

    I have a friend playing Austin at the Parish tonight. Doug is a musician, a strong Christian, but his music is much more known and respected outside Christian circles.

    It would be a treat to hear him if you can make it.

    Welcome back y’all

  6. August 30, 2008

    Some of us mis-placed Northerners know how y’all is spelled too … and it’s a pet-peeve of mine as well. Thanks for clearing that up, Julie!

  7. September 1, 2008

    So, just plain yall is incorrect?lol

  8. September 7, 2008

    hey gal! when you and mike come down to san antonio for a getaway or whatever, look us up!

    paul&amy soupiset

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