kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

25 September 2009

we were voted "best booth" because we had the most pride for our culture

Tonight my church had a "Culture Night" activity. People from/who served missions in various countries set up booths and gave a five-ish minute presentation about the culture in their respective countries. We had everything from Finland to Colombia, the Philippines to Brazil . . .
and then you had Will and me.

Somewhere, someone along the way decided that the South is a country, and never quite made it back into the Union. So, alas, me being from South Carolina and Will being from Alabama, we set up a booth all about that glorious land we call home.

We set up our booth complete with Southern food {banana pudding, biscuits, barbecue, white sauce +bread}, a Bonnie Blue flag, Southern books, pictures of the Southland, etc. We even had the greats blasting from an iHome. . . Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Allman Brothers . . .

My favorite part other than all of that, was the quiz we put together about the South. See how many of these you can answer right; answers will be posted on Sunday.
1. What is kudzu?

2. What do you put your groceries in when you’re shopping?

3. What song shares its title with a synonym for the Southern United States?

4. The Lizard Man of Lee County is a legend in which Southern state?

5. Who holds the record for longest filibuster in the senate?

6. What is customary to drink while eating a Moon Pie?

7. What do most Southerners drink with every meal?

8. What is the name of the first submarine to sink an enemy warship?

9. Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired?

10. Who is the Swamp Fox?

:: no cheating ::

3 comments:

Mrs. Davis said...

1. What is kudzu?
-I really hope this isn't a "Southern" question. Icky vine that grows all over woods and anything else it can grow over.

2. What do you put your groceries in when you’re shopping?
Buggy

3. What song shares its title with a synonym for the Southern United States?
Dixie

4. The Lizard Man of Lee County is a legend in which Southern state?
Most likely SC because you're from here.

5. Who holds the record for longest filibuster in the senate?
We have no idea (I'm asking Reid) but we're going with Strom Thurmond.

6. What is customary to drink while eating a Moon Pie?
RC, DUH!

7. What do most Southerners drink with every meal?
Sweet tea, duh!!! I drink it for breakfast!

8. What is the name of the first submarine to sink an enemy warship?
Merrimac????????????

9. Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired?
Reid says "Battle of Fort Sumter"

10. Who is the Swamp Fox?
Reid says, "I think he lives in our neighborhood," and I say "Can we plead that we're from North Carolina and have no idea?" hahahaha.

Hannah Beth said...

1. a plant that famously plagues GA

4. I heard about him in my APCalc class. haha

7. depends on whether or not you're mormon ;D lemonade's popular at our house

10. my favorite history character of ALL TIME!!! He was the champion of guerilla warfare because he and his little band of bandits knew the swamp like the back of their hand, so any troop who followed them into it was never seen again =D

lotusgirl said...

good questions.
1-3 easy peasy.
4-5 took some real thinking--not sure I have them right
6-7 so easy, duh! except I don't drink those that way. I like choc. milk with my moon pies and lemonade with my meals
8 hard for me--have no idea
9-10 yea! easy again. The swamp fox was so brilliant.

I'm glad you shared our culture with all those westerners.

Am I supposed to list the answers here? If I do, then I'm giving them away to the others who comment.