20 September 2003
Jersey torn and frayed
Susanna Cornett explains why she's moving back down South first chance she gets:
I'm a southerner, a country girl, and a Yankee metropolis is no place for me to be. I want to drink ice tea on the porch without hearing a car alarm, I want to be able to say "sir" and "ma'am" without people thinking I'm mocking them, I want to be around people who don't think "grits" is something you do with your teeth when you're mad.
Seems reasonable to me. Of course, that Long Island iced tea will make you ignore car alarms, and probably everything else, but I think it's a fairly safe bet she's referring to something less lethal.
Besides, Alabama, her chosen destination, has charms of its own, although she's going to have to reset her Weather Pixie.