Thursday, July 29, 2010

Louisiana Friends (Family)

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:  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.

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.

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!


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