Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yankees in the South

Bill and I are northerners by birth who have chosen to live in the south because of its moderate temperatures and warm people. At this point, I have lived in the South for a total of 12 years and Bill, 8 years. I was Bill's translator for our first year of southern living when we made friends with Ann and Greg, our Mississippi friends, among others. Over the years some of our southern-born friends have given us books on "speaking southern". Today has been one of those beautiful blue-sky days in which we have thoroughly enjoyed living in Georgia.

We took a drive through horse and farm country today to visit Washington, GA. It's a charming town with a beautiful downtown square, and as we discovered, some history.

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, carried out his last business as President in Washington, GA before the South surrendered at Appomattox.

Not far from Washington was the Watson Mill Covered Bridge which is still used as a one-lane bridge.

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