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  •  That's freaky. (2+ / 0-)
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    Quicksilver2723, whaddaya

    I'm probably generalizing here but, from my observation, Southern families seem to revere the paternal figure more than they do in the north. Or maybe it's fear them.

    I lived there for a couple years and visited relatives there for most of my childhood, and it struck me how the fathers were the law to the wives as well as the children.

    They didn't really seem to have the intellectual or emotional capacity to deserve such authority, but they had it anyway.

    And everybody just kind of went along with whatever they said.

    by Bush Bites on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 07:52:35 PM PDT

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    •  A little generalization (4+ / 0-)
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      Bush Bites, bythesea, Munchkn, whaddaya

      I mean in some of the deep hollers, it does seem like that, and it is bad. But for the most part in the families I live near and know, the mother and father respect one another, now we do respect our fathers, as well as our mothers, but it is mostly because of the setup of how things work down here. I know personally my father can be my best friend, and sometimes he can be the only person I fear, but it's just a part of respect. It's just different here.

      •  I guess it could have been my family. (0+ / 0-)

        I had a pretty big northern family on my Dad's side and a pretty big Southern family on my mom's side, and the differences in the roles of the fathers and how they were viewed by the rest of the family was really interesting.

        by Bush Bites on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 08:09:57 PM PDT

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