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December 26, 2010

Twelve Ozark Observations

I've been in Ozark, Mo for a month now and I've made a few observations:

 1. Southern Charm is real - everyone is nice.

 2. Cigarette butts line the roadway like confetti after a celebration.

 3. People still flick their cigarettes out the window - one of them almost hitting me as I walked.

 4. They still ask you if you prefer smoking or non smoking when being seated in a restaurant.

 5. There are a lot of churches here, some of them are huge; most are Baptist.

 6. There is a lot of talent in my brother's family and in their church - maybe in all of Missouri!!

 7. My sister-in-law makes a great Christmas dinner and the kids all pitch in - from cookies to clean up.

 8. It's cold here and the wind blows most of the time, bringing the temp down another 10 degrees

 9. I had to buy another space heater to keep my pipes thawed out, but then my black/gray valves froze.

10. There was a great walking trail for me and Cooper, thank God, because the roadways don't have shoulders or bike paths.

11. The McDonald's across the street always has a line at the drive-through ~ even on Christmas.

12. My brother's family is kind, smart, talented and growing up fast.

Christmas Dinner - 2010


  1. Merry Christmas.

    We are spoiled, living in the Pacific Northwest. The rest of the country is certainly different. How much longer are you going to stay there? A month is a long time.


  2. Hi Vicki! Merry Christmas to you too! Yes, we are certainly spoiled living in the NW - at least "we" think so anyway!