Weekly Feature ...by U.C. "Liss" Jones
I was talking to a friend the other day and also got an e-mail with the below attached…I added some of my own.
I got to thinking about where I would be if it weren’t for friends, Southern Friends to be exact. Friends from childhood in The Bottom and Louisa who set the standard for being a friend, friends in High School, friends from the military, from Church, from my neighborhood, friends from the Internet and friends in general have all played and continue to play a big part of my life. I just can’t imagine life without Friends!!!
FRIENDS: Will ask if you need food.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Always bring you food, enough for a day or two or three.
FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.
FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad, or Aunt and Uncle.
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and helping wash dishes and even pick up before leaving.
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you . . . Then walk beside you in the front of the crowd.
FRIENDS: Will knock on your door.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'Are you home?'
FRIENDS: Are for a while.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Are for life.
FRIENDS: If your car breaks down, will offer you a ride.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will throw you the keys and say, “here take mine.”
FRIENDS: If your car breaks down, will offer to call a tow truck.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will tell you to hang on, they are on the way to help, even tow you in…if necessary.
FRIENDS: Will offer to help with your yard work if you are unable to do it.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will show up, do the work, and ask you how you are then go home.
FRIENDS: Will ask if you want any garden vegetables.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will pick em, wash em, bag em, and bring them to you.
FRIENDS: Will plan an outing in advance.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will call you up and say I’m going, fishing, hunting, or to the car parts store, will pick you up in 20 minutes.
FRIENDS: Will pat you on the back right after an event is over.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will pat you on the back long after the event is over.
FRIENDS: Will offer you a loan?
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will GIVE you their last dime.
I have been BLESSED with lots of Good SOUTHERN FRIENDS.
I could go on, but I think you get the idea: With friends you are the RICHEST person on earth and without them you are the POOREST on earth. I have seen funerals of “rich” people with very few in attendance and likewise “not so rich” people with every nook and cranny of the chapel filled and people standing on the outside, coming to show respect and support their families. So take a look at yourself…are you rich or poor...in The Bottom...most everyone was rich.....
I can be contacted at the below addresses, and your comments are welcome in the space at the bottom of this page...
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