In Brad Lindberg's I Say titled "Random thoughts" (Grosse Pointe News, Jan. 2) he made reference to Southern Cultural Perspectives that had been contributed by a reader. Brad should check facts "jus a lil bit closer fore printin sumpin" from a reader.
I am from North Carolina and enjoy humor as much as anyone. I would have to, I moved to Michigan. Brad should have "payed a hair bit more tention" in school during history class. West Virginia is part of the North. It was created by The United States of America, the North, in 1863 and has never been considered part of the South. As we Southerns say "Ya'll made it, it's yorn and ya'll gotta keep it."
On a more serious note, I was lucky to meet a wonderful young woman from Grosse Pointe Park in North Carolina. We moved here two years later and were married.
Since moving to the area in 2000, my opinion of this part of Michigan has changed. The people of the area are warm and friendly and I enjoy living here. Michigan is now my home.