Saturday, January 5, 2013

Orthodox in Dixie


  1. A very interesting and enjoyable video, thank you.
    Having been stationed in Louisiana in the 60's by the USAF I had good and bad experiences - mostly bad. Finding out I was originally from ohio I was a 'yankee' but have been a transplant to California I was also a 'queer'. Needless to say it soured me on the so-called 'southern hospitality'. However, I have always had an admiration for South Carolina but don't know why and if forced to migrate south I'd probably move to South Carolina or Maryland.
    Wonder how other Orthodox Jurisdictions are doing in the south?

  2. There are big differences in Southern Culture from one part to the next. In 1976, when I was 9, my family moved from California to Murray, Kentucky... which is right between Possum Trot and Monkey's Eyebrow. You would have thought that the civil war had just ended, and that Kentucky had seceded. We were "furnurs" (foreigners), and probably criminals, because all the crime shows are in California. In 1978 we moved to Texas, and it was a whole nuther country. People were very nice, the Civil War was not big on people's mind, and it was Texas.

  3. Bless, Father! . . . The difference is that Texas is not "the South". I was raised in Houston, where we all considered Texas part of the Southwest. Only decades later did I observe that East Texas, to a greater extent, aligns better with Southern culture and peculiar views of the Civil War. The rest of the state does not.