Amber Alert for Alabama, Tennessee, and surrounding states!
Elizabeth Thomas(15) last seen March 13, 2017 wearing flannel shirt and black leggings is believed to be with suspect
Tad Cummins, Elizabeth is 5 feet 5 inches and has blonde hair and hazel eyes, suspect Cummins(50) is 6 feet and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Believed to be traveling in a Nissan Rouge, silver. Tennessee license plate number is #976ZPT.
If you have any information regarding this please call 800-824-3463 (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
If you are in any of the near states to Tennessee and Alabama, please please reblog this! Let’s bring this girl home safe.
One of the most scenic parkways in America, Natchez Trace Parkway runs 444 miles through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Passing stunning landscapes and pausing at hidden cultural treasures, traveling the Trace is a pleasure by foot, bike and car. Particularly beautiful in the spring and fall, we recommend visiting the Cypress Swamp around Halloween for a little dose of spooky fun. National Park Service photo.
As a bonafide Southern Belle, I usually take offense when someone takes an unjust poke at the South. But these “Southerner’s Rules for Living” could only have been written by someone born and raised in the Southland. See if you find them funny….or insulting. And, don’t shoot the messenger if its the latter!
SOUTHERN RULES FOR PERFECT LIVING
1. Never take a beer to a job interview.
2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
3. It’s considered tacky to take a cooler to church.
4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.
5. Even if you’re certain that you are included in the will, it is still rude to drive the U-Haul to the funeral home.
1. When decanting wine, make sure that you tilt the paper cup and pour slowly so as not to “bruise” the fruit of the vine.
2. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your hands.
ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME:
1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.
2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table, no matter how good his manners are.
1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one’s OWN truck keys.
2. Even if you live alone, deodorant is not a waste of good money.
3. Use of proper toiletries can only delay bathing for a few days.
4. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman’s jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.
DATING (Outside the Family):
1. Always offer to bait your date’s hook, especially on the first date.
2. Be assertive. Let her know you’re interested: “I’ve been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall two years ago.”
3. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM. Others might say “Monday.” If the latter is the answer, it is the man’s responsibility to get her to school on time.
1. Crying babies should be taken to the lobby and picked up immediately after the movie has ended.
2. Refrain from talking to characters on the screen. Tests have proven they can’t hear you.
1. Livestock is usually a poor choice for a wedding gift.
2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot.
3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create a tacky appearance.
4. Though uncomfortable, say “yes” to socks and shoes for this special occasion.
1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded and the deer is in sight.
2. When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires does not always have the right of way.
3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
4. When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer too.
5. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.
Confederate Symbolism in the Flags of the American South
Thought I’d do a slightly different post today. There’s been a lot more awareness recently of what the Confederate flag truly represents, and I think that’s a good thing. It’s an odious symbol and I think it’s important for it to be removed from public life.
But with all the obvious examples of Confederate flags (your statehouses and bumper stickers and what have you) it can be easy to miss some of the deeper, more buried Confederate imagery lingering on in the South. Case in point, the state flags. Nearly all of the former Confederate states have flags that can be clearly traced back to the Civil War. Some are directly from the era and some are just based on flags from that era, but the Confederate connection is always pretty clear once you know what you’re looking for.
Would there even be a strong tradition of state flags anywhere in America if not for the Civil War? I’m honestly not sure. There were a handful of antebellum examples, but it was secession from the Union that prompted the creation of most of the earliest state flags. Would these states have seen a need to symbolically distance themselves from the federal government if they hadn’t been pursuing this white supremacist mission?
Have any of the Southern states raised or looked after other states or territories?
Thanks for the ask!
Yes, many southern states have raised territories in their lifetime. South Carolina raised young North Carolina, and vice Versa. Virginia was in charge of Kentucky, West Virginia and many other baby colonies. Florida was raised alone, but Alabama and Mississippi was raised by Georgia, for a shot period of time. Arkansas was a lone wolf for their young life. North Carolina looked after Tennessee, and both are very close to each other
Texas has raised so many colonies they have lost count of them all. Most of them were Mexico’s, however
States don’t like to talk about the colonies they lost…
you are alone on the twisting roads at night, aimlessly wandering through your home town. you slow to a halt when you see deer in the middle of the road, but they don’t move. they’re just standing there. you flick your lights at them, but they don’t move. they stare at you with blank eyes while you ease your car past them. you can feel them staring at you even when you are miles past them
you’ve been driving on this highway for days. you’ve seen “Atlanta, 60 miles” at least once an hour, every hour. how long have you been driving? how far away is atlanta?
the winters are always green. pine trees don’t shed their needles when it gets cold. your family takes a trip to brasstown bald one december, so you can see the point where alabama, tennessee, georgia, and the carolinas meet. you look out across the mountains, and it is plain and bare across the bordering states. you look back to your home, and it is green and lush. you feel the urge to jump.
the lake is low this year. the lake was low last year. the lake is low every year.
people are still fishing.
you’re traveling to the state fair. you switch radio stations when you begin to hear static, but it’s a tired country song that’s been overplayed. you switch stations again: same song. you’ve been switching radio stations for the past two hours, but all you get is “big green tractor”. you haven’t heard any human voices since you left home. jason aldean has been crooning to you for so long, you forget what they sound like.
you left your bicycle out in the yard when you got home at 3. when you go out to get it at 6, you can’t find it. however, the kudzu has crawled up farther than it was before.
when you left your house this morning, it was 16 degrees fahrenheit and you were scraping ice off your windshield. at 4 in the afternoon, it is 105 and the air is so thick, people are keeling over from lack of oxygen. you feel pressure around your throat, but there is no one behind you. your mother has always told you that it is the thick georgia humidity; it’s always the humidity. you are suffocating. there is nothing behind you.
you go out to turn the porch light off. before you do, you look out across your yard; it is too dark to see much. it is dead silent, not even a wind to stir the leaves in the trees. the only sound is something rustling across the street, and a cut off scream. you tell yourself it’s just a coyote. when you turn out the light, you hear something running at top speed towards you. in a panic, you turn the lights back on. there’s nothing there. you decide to leave the lights on.
there is a cemetery in the middle of town, right next to the dairy queen. you never see anyone there, but there is always a freshly dug grave. always.
If everything goes according to plan, Huntsville, Alabama will become the 10th city to offer Google Fiber service. Fiber is currently available in Kansas City; Provo; Austin, Texas; and Atlanta, Ga., but Google has already announced it plans to bring it to five more cities, including Nashville, Tenn.