Fort Nashborough. Before this, even.

With the exception of a few years in my early adulthood, I have lived my entire life within a few miles of where I was born and where my family has lived for as long as people have inhabited the land – yes, that long. When I first moved away from home and interacted with Yankees, in Yankeeland, I was shocked at how often they made disparaging remarks or jokes about Southerners and the South. I had always assumed the antaganoism of my adult relatives towards Yankees was a bit overwrought, perhaps looking to pick a fight. Continue reading