Monday, August 20, 2007

The Natural State

It’s come to my attention that people just do not appreciate the great state of Arkansas. Is it New York? No. Is it a state that used to be a country? No. Could you find diamonds there? Yes.

It hurts my heart to know that people look down upon the great state that nestled me in her loving arms until I was 22 and ready to try out my wings. Arkansas is home to my University, my family and the very well known Duggar Family (they have 17 children and counting!). Why the hate? Why hate on one of the smallest kid in the class? Arkansas may not be quantity, but it’s quality for sure. I mean, have you ever been to Dillard’s? Quality.

People hate what they don’t know. Clearly, lots of people do not know Arkansas. They don’t know that in the fall, you can drive to Northwest Arkansas and see trees that look like they’re one fire because of their leaves. People don’t know that you are never going to be bored in Arkansas, ever— a Wal-Mart is usually within 10-45 minutes of any given town. Don’t hate what you don’t know.



Arkansas is the motherland. Arkansas is home. Arkansas is good people. Arkansas is the closest thing to Heaven this side of the Mississippi.

2 comments:

Morgan said...

seriously...you defended arkansas with Dillards and Wal-Mart?

Lauren said...

I am from Arkansas, but I currently live in Memphis, and so many people here only know of East Arkansas, namely West Memphis, the butt crack of Arkansas. They all tease me, and I hate it! If only they could all drive on 540 on a cool, crisp, fall morning. They might just find Jesus and see how beautiful Arkansas is. Please, no more barefoot jokes! Thanks for educating the public, LC. That's all I have to say.

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