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Southern traditions

By LEON YOUNGBLOOD

Tradition, n.  1 : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought or action  2 : the handing down of belief and customs by word of mouth or by example without written instruction; also : a belief or custom thus handed down.

The fellow about my age in line ahead of me gave way to an older woman. “Ma’am, you go ahead.  You don’t mind, do you sir?” he asked me.

“Not at all,” I said. I was sincere, too.

The chatty senior (more senior than me and the other fellow, anyway) citizen lady deposited a check, less $200, thanked us, and left.


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