Monday, March 3, 2008

Southern Living

We're not accustomed to sixty degree weather in March. Or February. Or January. But we've experienced it all since our move to Ohio. (Yes, those were my children out in the cul-de-sac today in tank tops and bare feet. Sorry.)

I'm not sure I was prepared for how southern Ohio feels. Or how eastern. With its stone fences and tree lined lanes, I think of Connecticut. But the sweet tea, oft-encountered southern accent - not to mention the proximity to Kentucky - all scream Southern Living (at least to this former North Dakotan). Funny thing is, Ohioans consider themselves very midwestern. Go figure.

Despite it's obvious confusion, you can hardly find fault with a state whose motto so boldly declares: "With God, all things are possible." That feels like home.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Wow, what a great motto! No wonder I like Ohio so much!

One of my sisters and one of my brothers each call Ohio home, both out Cincinnati way. I love your take on the culture there, though I always think "Midwestern" first, too. It seems like an easy place for an "outsider" to fit in and call home--maybe that unusual mix is the reason why.

Warmly,
Eileen