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It's All About the Ride
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Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't 'HAVE' them, you 'PITCH' them.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up 'a mess.'

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of 'yonder.'

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long 'directly' is, as in: 'Going to town, be back directly.'

Even Southern babies know that 'Gimme some sugar' is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when 'by and by' is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between 'right near' and 'a right far piece.' They also know that 'just down the road' can be 1 mile or 20.

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and Po white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that 'fixin' can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, .. And when we're 'in line'. We talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, 'Well, I caught myself lookin', you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say 'sweet tea' and 'sweet milk.' Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. 'Sweet milk' means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, 'Bless her heart' ... And go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of Sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, .. Bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

Next Monthly Gathering
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Athens Eagle Wings Christmas Gathering -- 6:15pm - IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
Cookie exchange, Dirty Santa - $20 gift limit(Christmas shirts)
November - 2017
20,  Mon--T-O-D-A-Y-
25,  Sat-Ride - Call a Friend Ride
30,  Thu-Dinner - Taziki's in Madison -- 6:30pm - 105 Brookridge Drive, Suite A Madison, AL 35758 (Located in the shopping center between Target and the Madison Hospital, on the South side of US 72.)
(Green shirts)
December - 2017
2,  Sat-Ride - Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Gardens. -- 4:30pm - Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center parking lot, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 (Huntsville Botanical Gardens, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805)
(Red shirts) Dinner afterward.
7,  Thu-Dinner - Mildred's Restaurant -- 6:30pm - 27842 Main St, Ardmore, AL
(Green shirts)
9,  Sat-Ride - Dickens of a Christmas Festival in Franklin TN -- 9am - I-65 Athens Shell
(Red shirts)
November - 2017
7,  Tue-Happy Birthday Donna Bauer
11,  Sat-Happy Birthday Larry Bradley
12,  Sun-Happy Anniversary Ernie and Bev Quail
14,  Tue-Happy Birthday Wanda Matheu
22,  Wed-Happy Anniversary Larry and Julie Bradley
29,  Wed-Happy Birthday Mark Hargrove

Calendar Updated: 11/9/2017 11:45:46 PM

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Safety Tips

Recognize a Stroke

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient within 3 hours, which is tough.


Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for someone with a massive stroke all because Sherry saw Susie stumble - - that is the key that isn't mentioned below - and then she asked Susie the 3 questions.

So simple - - this literally saved Susie's life - - Some angel sent it to Suzie's friend and they did just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three so 911 was called.

Even though she had a normal blood pressure readings, and it did not appear to be a stroke as she could converse to some extent with the paramedics, they took her to the hospital right away. Thank God for the sense to remember the 3 steps!

Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of these strokes are difficult to identify.

Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

  1. Ask the individual to SMILE.
  2. Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
  3. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. 'It is sunny out today').

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February.

Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

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