A Beautiful North versus South Moment


My Southern Fried family is in the midst of selling the childhood home in Louisiana (heartbreak). What all does that include for me now living in Massachusetts?  A trip to the notary public with a document from a Louisianian realtor.  Everything went well.

“All set,” the notary said with her customer service smile, “except I an not sure what they mean by ‘parish.’ It normally says ‘county’ there.”

I hide a smirk and decide not to call her a stupid Yankee.  You see, in Louisiana, we don’t have ‘counties,’ we have ‘parishes.’  Therefore an official document from said state would ask for a parish.  Instead I use the moment to bridge cultural gaps between us diverse Americans and help someone learn something new today.

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