Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why am I leaving the South for New England.

I saw this on a Vermont Realtor web site and realized how much I miss the life in New England. I have been working long and hard to get the house here ready for the market. I have actually found a great home on the outskirts of a wonderful Vermont town called Brandon. It has the essence and character I am searching for and I enjoy the town. I think it would be a nice fit for my studio and business but first I need to find a buyer for this adorable Cape Cod.
As friendly as the people seem in the South, a New Englander doesn't just wave they ask you your name and are interested in your story. Neighbors talk to each other and help each other without hesitation, not that North Carolinian' don't it is that I have never experienced it or seen it. Maybe it is because the winters are hard and nature is always present ready to Wow you or take your leg off, whatever it is that makes up the New Englander they are welcoming to all who live there.
This is what I discovered which by the way is written by a good ol' Southern boy but what truth - and a good laugh.

Forget Rednecks ......here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about New Englanders...

  • If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in New England .
  • If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in New England
  • If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New England .
  • If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in New England
  • If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend, you live in New England
  • If you measure distance in hours, you live in New England .
  • If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in New England .
  • If you have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again, you live in New England
  • If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in New England .
  • If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you live in New England
  • If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you live in New England
  • If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in New England
  • If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody is passing you, you live in New England .
  • If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in New England .
  • If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in New England .
  • If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in New England .
  • If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you live in New England .
  • If you actually understand these jokes, you live in ......... NEW ENGLAND!
In no means am I saying that the Southern people are not friendly just friendly in a different way than the North or more to the point the New Englander.

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