You werenít offensive to me at all, doodler. I know everything you said was in jest and thatís totally how I took it. Iíve got a pretty tough skin, being a southern girl, because lots of people like to poke fun at the poor, dumb hillbillies. You know, because youíre from the south, too, how people always make jokes about barefoot and pregnant, marrying cousins, etc. Iíve lived in Arkansas all my life and couldnít be prouder of that or where I live. Iím college educated, as are many of my friends, live in a nice home, drive a decent vehicle and even have indoor plumbing and one of them fancy, new-fangled cellular devices. Itís all good on my end. I always challenge people who make snide remarks about the south to get off their high horses and visit. Arkansas is beautiful. And if you like to eat rice, chicken, and eggs, well shake an Arkieís hand because we are the home of Riceland Foods and Tyson Chicken, 2 of the largest ag producers in the world.

I will say, on this board, Iíve never once had anyone say anything to me that was offensive about Arkansas or being from the south. Iíve had a few people make jokes in passing and Iím fine with that. The ones who really get under my skin are the ones who move here, for whatever reason, then b!tch about it. If they donít like it, they certainly are not required in any form or fashion to stay. You know what I mean? I would imagine that happens other places as well.

Me 50, H52
Divorce from XH final 12/17/2014
Marriage #2 12/31/2019
5 adult (step)daughters (3 from XH's first marriage, 2 from current H's previous relationships)
4 grandkids (plus 2 on the way)