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My thoughts have been on Chattanooga lately. The horrible storms a couple weeks ago were devastating to the area and I long to be there. See some photos of the damage here. Ringgold, where many of my friends live, was one of the worst hit. They are all safe, but many others lost everything. Video of the tornado here. See a video of the destruction here. Today, I miss the South so much my heart hurts. So, allow me if you will...
Going to lunch every Wednesday at Lupis.
(In the top 10 best pizza places in the country I'll have you know.) I could eat their whole wheat bruschetta every lunch of my life and be happy. (My waistline - not so much.)
The green. The chaos of green everywhere.
Having wildflowers in my house all spring and summer. photo source
Beautiful Chattanooga. One of the coolest cities in the country for sure.
My cherry blossom tree. It's in bloom I bet.
And the lovely house behind it.
Most of all, my friends.
I miss the South. I miss the charm, the culture and the beauty. I miss the diversity of the people.
I miss being called "hon".
For the record, I do not miss the humidity, July and August, the bugs, the NASCAR enthusiasts, people calling all soda "coke" and the Walmarts. :)
Don't forget to include the South in your prayers.