Billy Joe 4/49



Photographed in Montana- Huntin'

Consider this the fourth installment of I am the South and the South is me: Southern Potraits. The boy so Southern he has three first names.
"You ain't real Southern until you have a real rooster in your house. I'm so Southern, my parents have a real rooster my dad stuffed from before I was born in their house", he comments on my Facebook picture. I chuckle as I imagine this rooster in his parents house. The conservation brought on by a picture of me sittin' in my kitchen. The same kitchen that happens to be covered in roosters. When I tell him, "I'm savin' this quote and it's so goin' on the blog", he replies "I'm trying to think of how I could sound more Southern... my dad mounted the bear on my wall. I shot it on a hunting trip with him in 2009. He did the taxidermy himself and he did a mighty fine job." Smiles are typed back before his girlfriend jumps in on the conversation. Her words- "Billy, wears camo hats to the state fair-proudly." Before Billy can even respond to my comment, "When I finally take his pic for the project these are the quotes i'll use. You still have that bear?" His reply, " Yup, it's on my wall above my dresser." The girlfriend again chimes in. This time to Southernize him even further. "Billy says stuff like: ' You'll stick out like a turn in a punch bowl.' I imagine him laughin' as he types, "LOL that's not what I say. It goes: "That will go over like a turd in a punch bowl." The final stance is when she informs me that "Billy also eats spicier food than the Latinos eat." Again I smile cause I know this to be true. And so the boy with three first names halts the conversation. I pause as I imagine his last stance to joke at how Southern he is, is him grabbin' a Shiner from his fridge after he logs off Facebook. 




Photographed in Texas 

I am Billy Joe.
I am the South and the South is me.

Southern Potraits: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
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18 comments

  1. What an interesting series! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. HA! Agreed! Montana is at the top of my list to visit.

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  3. That's hysterical! And so very true. Thanks for sharing, Aleshea.

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  4. Mom and Dad moved to Tennessee just after I got married (many moons ago!) -- from the Cleveland area. Can you imagine the culture shock?

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  5. Ohh girl. I can only imagine. #rough

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  6. I have always thought it would be fun to live in the south, something nice about the slower style of life and good family values

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  7. These pictures are great and your writing is awesome :)
    I'm from Texas, Central Texas, but moving from Chicagoland to South Carolina has been a culture shock for me. Texas-- or at least my part of Texas-- doesn't seem as Southern as South Carolina.
    I'm getting use to the South, and drinking one glass of sweet tea at a time :)
    Thanks for linking up to Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

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  8. Like a turd in a punchbowl...HA! That first picture is amazing, Aleshea. What an incredible scene! Belinda x

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    1. EEk! Thank you! Headed to see your feature for this week.

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