10 November, 2011

Showin' Your Roots

There's something RC and I both learned really quickly. When you move away from your home state 1) you miss it dearly 2) you gain even more pride in your state and 3) you want to showcase that pride.

Side note: Of course, this only applies if your from a state as a freakin' awesome as South Carolina.

In South Carolina there is a ton of state pride! We market the jank out of our state flag. You see the cute palmetto tree and crescent moon on EVERYTHING! I'm talking car decals, belts, tumblers, t-shirts, flip flops, and Columbia jackets. Basically, think of anything a college logo would be put on and that's we do for our STATE. (I think Georgia tried to the same thing with like a cute peach emblem... I don't know if it ever took off.) People are proud to be from South Carolina, and if you've ever visited you know why!

So when RC's family came to visit for his birthday they brought a lot of South Carolina with them! We now have honey from John's Island, stone ground grits from Charleston, pralines from the market, and plenty of paraphernalia. As you can tell, we were grateful and RC was very happy! :)

When you drive into any parking lot at a military installation you will see license plates from all over. You drive around post and you'll see many homes hanging the US flag as well as representing the flag of their home state. It's one of my favorite things about the Army.

I am so proud to represent the state of South Carolina.
It's where I'm from and will always be a part of me.
It's the rolling hills in the upstate and the sandy beaches on the coast.
It's the use of y'all, family values, good food, and Southern manners.
It's the love of the beach, football, and church on Sundays.
It's the rivalry between a tiger and a pesky little bird.
It's home and always will be.


Cate said...

My family is from South Carolina, too. I can think of at least 10 things off the top of my head that I have the state symbol on. My friends just don't understand why I am so obsessed.

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