Thursday, February 20, 2014
Three Things Thursday
It's time for Three Things Thursday, where I share 3 totally random things about me.
1) I shared before that I was born in Buffalo, but we moved when I was 9 to Memphis, TN. That was total culture shock. I went from a world where saying "yes, ma'am" would have been considered snarky and sarcastic and totally disrespectful to a world where NOT saying "yes, ma'am" was considered a capital offense. It also took me forever to get used to people saying "far" instead of fire, and I frequently had no idea if someone was asking for a "pin" or a "pen". But I came to love the south, and for the longest time, even after moving away from there, I considered Memphis (okay, Germantown really) my home.
2) Memphis has the best barbecue, and in May they host Memphis in May- a whole month devoted to the celebration of another country and the celebration of barbecue. One year, thanks to connections of a friend's family, I got to attend the actual BBQ cookoff and try the winning BBQ. Very yummy.
3) I loved that Memphis was on the Mississippi. The river was the site of all the city gatherings. The fireworks were viewed from the banks of the Mississippi and launched from a barge on the river. Memphis in May events take place there. Paddlewheel boats abound still on the river, and Mud Island, a sandbar turned tourist attraction was an amazing venue for outdoor concerts.
I haven't been back to Memphis in over 2 decades, but I hope some day to take my family and visit all the wonderful locales Memphis has to offer.
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