Lara's Southern Porch Party & Poetry

Lara

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hypochondriac said:
you don't talk like that do you Lara....not that I mind...
No, because I moved all over the place every 3 years of my developmental age. I was once told by an Aussie that I had an educated accent, whatever that is 😊. I'm just playing around with the southern culture for now. Btw, some men think the southern drawl is sexy. I've heard some people describe it as a romance accent.

I've lived in the south now for the past 30 years...not in the deep south though...which would be Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and maybe Tennessee...the Bible Belt they call it. I've lived in mostly in San Diego, Virginia, NCarolina, and Florida. I wonder sometimes if I'm picking up any southern subtleties but I don't think so.
 
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Lara

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Location
North Carolina
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Sweet Southern Poetry Reading
for our Porch Party guests...

That's What I Like About The South
(See Post#313 for credits and full lyrics...TY Meanderer)

Won't you come with me to Alabamy
Let's go see my dear old mammy
She's frying eggs and broilin' hammy
That's what I like about the south


Now there you can make no mistaky
Where those nerves are never shaky
Ought to taste her layer cakey
That's what I like about the south

She's got big ribs and candied yams
Oh, sugar cured Virginia hams
Basements full of those berry jams
And that's what I like about the south

Hot cornbread and black-eyed peas
You can eat as much as you please
'Cause it's never out of season
That's what I like about the south

Ah, don't take one, have two
They're bark brown and chocolate too
Suits me they must suit you
'Cause that's what I like about the south

It's a way way down where the cane grows tall
Down where they say "you all"
Walk on in with that southern drawl
'Cause that's what I like about the south

Sit down, those pretty queens keep a dreamin'
Those dreamy dreams
Well let's sip that absinthe in New Orleans
And that's what I like about the south

Here come ole Bob with all the news
Got the box back coat and the button shoes
Well he's all caught up with his union dues
And that's what I like about the south

Here come ole Roy down the street
Ho, can't you hear those scufflin feet
He would rather sleep than eat.
And that's what I like about the south

She's got back bones and buttered beans
Ham hocks and turnip greens
You and me in New Oleans
And that's what I like about the south
 

Lara

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Location
North Carolina
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Pappy said:
"What this world needs is more front porches.
Where folks converse, live, love, and laugh."
I know you cain't read this without a southern drawwwl....

As sure as Cornbread goes with Collard Greens,
That would be the answer to our dreams, Pappy
🍏🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🍏🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🍏
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