Friday, September 10, 2010

You're not from Texas...

...but Texas wants you anyway.

My friend and I were talking about someone who blathered endlessly about the country they came from and how everything was back home, [so much better (why did he immigrate here???)] and she said "I had a neighbor from there. Those people are worse than Texans for bragging."

I giggled and giggled. Couldn't stop laughing. I'm still laughing. Anyway, I'll tell you this: Texas is a friendly place. I'm really proud of the Ozarks and I love the landscape where I come from, but I'm glad I'm here. You oughta come and visit. You may decide to stay, too. Or if not, you can wallow in the sweet relief of heading home afterwards.

Cheers, m'dears!


7 comments:

drjim said...

Yep! Been to Texas many times. Friendly people, good food, amazing scenery.

Keads said...

Been to Lubbock Texas two times for business, enjoyed every minute! Well, except for the DFW airport!

Jon said...

Native born and proud of my state.

Texas is about independence. Independent thought, independent actions and independent expectations. Otherwise, expecting someone else to take care of you is frowned upon. If you truly need help, it finds you without asking.

Some get uncomfortable when they realize they're living in a state that finds dependence as an alien thought, but over time - if they're really open minded- they'll find that independence is exhilirating.

Rabbit said...

Newcomers, especially from up north of the Red (which makes them all Yankees, anyway) seem to have a preconceived notion Texas is all desert, heat, cactus, heat, cattle, heat, and oil derricks.

I read an excerpt from a young Texas woman's diary written in the 1840's where the main complaint was about all the insects, in particular the biting and stinging ones, of which she opined they all were.

Christina LMT said...

I sure hope Texas wants me anyway! There's definitely room for me here. :)

Old NFO said...

Texas IS an interesting place :-)

Shannon said...

Only been THROUGH it on our cross country migration, but hope to visit it someday as some very special people I know live there - I hear it's wonderful.