Letters to the Editors: As Long as the Food Is Good

Pauline Willis's letter in the Fall 2005 issue prompted reader Alma Womack to write with her take on who she feels is truly a southerner.

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Letters to the Editors: As Long as the Food Is Good

by Alma McClure Womack
Southern Cultures, Vol. 12, No. 1: Spring 2006

"We even accept transplanted Yankees who have seen the light."

We welcome the following letter from Alma M. Womack, who writes to give us her view of the eternal question, “Who is a true southerner?” She makes two main points: First, that the most powerful group in a region controls the way outsiders regard it. Second, that she personally welcomes all kinds of folks as true southerners “as long as the food is good, our home team wins, and the air conditioner works.” Her first point may provoke some controversy, but her second is indisputable.

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