Here in the Deep South, when we meet a Yankee for the first time, as soon as they talk, we say, “You’re not from around here are ya.” It’s not a question. It’s a statement of fact. We spot aliens the minute they speak. It’s a cultural thing.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge.
Sarah’s husband died suddenly in his sleep in their house. He exhibited no signs of health problems and went to bed the last night of his life wrapped in Sarah’s arms. Continue reading →