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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2006 05:47 pm
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Another late reply to Longstreet's question on 17 Aug 2006 about what is the South.  This has to do with what is a hillbilly. 

At a reenactment I was chatting with some Confederate infantrymen from the Richmond area.  Their soft drawl told me that these boys were natives, not transplants like me.

One said that his granddaddy came down from the mines to settle near Richmond.  "I think he killed a fella," the man added.  "Wasn't nobody dare call him hillbilly."

"I'd call him Mr. Hillbilly Sir!" put in another, with a mock salute.

The third said, "I'm not a hillbilly either.  I like to think of myself as an Appalachian-American."

And all of us politically incorrects got a good laugh.  Patty

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