I have a few errands to run, so it's a quick hello and then I'll direct y'all to Seekerville to read (wonderful) southern fiction writer Eva Marie Everson's post, "It's a Southern Thang". So much of what she discusses is found in front porch fiction as well, minus the flowing prose.
And just because it came up in a e-mail conversation, here's a link to a recipe for potato soup. Some of the best comfort food around.
Add the liquid a little at a time. If the soup is too runny, stir in some instant potato flakes to thicken.
Have a wonderful day!