I got to thinking about the different regions of the the states after the BBQ thread started and thought it would be interesting to discuss regional differences in everyday life. I will start with this, the pace of life is significantly different in my region (exterme south) of the world than in others. Some of this is rural vs urban, but not all of it. Also, some parts of the country may not fully appreciate how much impact events that happened 150 years ago still have on our culture here in the south. The War Between the States has placed a mark on this region that may not ever be overcome. As a child (I'm 53) "The War" was discussed as if it had just taken place to a large degree and remnants of it still impact everyday life here. Anyone else want to jump in?