A customer sent this to me, and it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time in my life! I was recently trying to explain to someone how its just different here, and how indelibly connected we all are. This sums it up perfectly!
FRIENDS vs. LOUISIANA FRIENDS
FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Always bring the food.
FRIENDS: Will say "Hello".
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.
FRIENDS: Call your parents "Mr." and "Mrs."
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Call your parents "Mom" and "Dad".
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, drinking, telling stories, and just being together.
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind, if that's what the crowd is doing.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.
FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"
FRIENDS: Will visit you in jail.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will spend the night in jail with you.
FRIENDS: Will visit you in the hospital when you're sick.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will cut your grass and clean your house, then come spend the night with you in the hospital, and cook for you when you come home.
FRIENDS: Have you on speed dial.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Have your number memorized.
FRIENDS: Are for a while.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Are for LIFE!!!
Hopefully, this will help non-native Louisianians to understand the deep connection we have with one another. In Louisiana, Friend = Family. There's really no difference!
Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!