At this point, I piped up and mentioned that I was from Texas. I agreed that Texans were proud, but cocky? I don't know. I mean is it cocky to recognize the beauty of this...
(BIG pause as I lead to the important part of this sentence!)
I'm not sure why I feel the need to make sure folks know where I'm from, but I do.As journalist John Gunther has said "If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?"
Exactly.I'd love to hear from my readers on this. Any Texans out there who know what I mean? And non-Texans (I'm sorry), how do you feel about Texans/Texas and do you have that same sense of pride for your state?
In closing I'll leave you with a few more good Texas quotes."I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world."--Choreographer Tommy Tune (Hell, yeah, we do!)
"I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could."--popular bumper sticker from the 90's"American by birth, Texan by the grace of God."--unknown (seen on a t-shirt)
*The title of this post (and yesterday's) is from the Outdoor Musical Drama, TEXAS. If you've spent any time in Texas (especially the Texas Panhandle) you know the show and can probably sing many of the songs. And yes, Texas is just "cocky" enough to have a show named for the whole state. But, hey, so does Oklahoma!