on my way from visiting a friend in dothan, alabama, i recorded some true southern citings…
• tornado devastation in between the cities of ozark and troy (alabama, of course).
• dead armadillos (or possums…take your pick) on the side of the highway.
• Doublewide trailers—for living in, for worshipping in. who has ever seen a white doublewide
with a steeple on top?
• tractor manufacturers—a certified john deere seller and other assorted brands.
• bama nut shop—they sell nuts (boiled peanuts included) as well as other alabama trinkets.
• boiled peanuts sold on the side of the highway.
• cotton fields with cotton not yet picked (ripe for pickin’ as we say in the south).
• hay bales.
• rows of corn stalks.
• acme boot store, the barn, don walker western wear, sikes and kohn’s country mall—a plethora of stores to purchase the latest wrangler fashions.
• above ground septic tanks—some outside of the doublewides, some for purchasing.
• a self-declared scenic dirt road.
• sisters’ restaurant: southern cookin’ at its finest.
• fred’s, dollar tree, dollar general—an assortment of southern bargains at great prices.
• bar-b-q restaurants: hook’s real pit bar-b-q, larry’s real pit bar-b-q, and one that i failed to record the name because i lost my focus staring at the giant, metal pig advertising the restaurant out in front.
• water towers: midland city, pike county, and troy.
• pick-up-trucks were a passing scene as we blazed on down highway 231.