Good times down South can only be understood those of us who are "Southern By The Grace Of God" as Lewis Grizzard might put it. Walking the railroad tracks, swimming in the creek, walking shirtless and barefoot up and down the dirt roads, fishing anywhere water collects, pickin peas, shuckin corn, drowning in watermelon, catching dragon flies with clothes pins, tire rims for basketball goals, and CHINA BERRY WARS!!! WOW!!
Though the South has its dark history, I am proud of my southern heritage, yet grateful for the balance my mother's northern upbringing afforded us.