I just returned from a weekend in small town Indiana.
I loved the rolling fields of yellow flowers, sprawling farms, kind people and the simple living.
But I’m a Texan. And I always laugh at all the stereotypes we put on people from different places.
I never say yee-haw, I don’t wear a cowboy hat and the only manure I smell is the mulch in my front yard.
I don’t own a pickup truck, my porch has never collapsed on my hunting dogs and the only redneck part of me is a small patch of ezcema.
I never chew on hay, I haven’t killed a snake with my boot and I don’t talk with a southern accent even though I was born and raised here. (Disclaimer: my hubby has done all three of these, but he’s from West Texas. Totally different).
I don’t have a picture of George Bush in my house.
I do say y’all. In every sentence.
I do love that Texans are friendly. People wave at stop signs (unless they are transplants) and help their neighbors out. I do love home cooking and we do pack a gun. And now, my hubby and I each have a tattoo.
I love my state. I lived (missions work) in several others states–Arkansas, New Mexico and Florida– and while I loved things about each place, Texas is home.
Plus, everything is bigger here.
So. Here’s my question?
Where do you live? What’s a stereotype of your state?
I’d love to see if I have a reader in all 50 states plus a few other countries!
Cute necklace made by The Vintage Pearl She has other states…