Not everyone knows that there was a hole in the roof of Texas Stadium so that God could watch his favorite team.
Moving to Milan made it even more clear that, not only does everyone not love my beloved state, but that some people just like to make fun of it! We went out for "Mex-Tex" one night. The confederate flags on the wall were just the beginning. What followed were shotgun jokes, Fox news jokes, George Bush jokes. I have to admit that, while I don't agree with all of the above, I became a bit defensive. Luckily, the chips and mediocre salsa calmed me down. But then I began to think about it and is it really my fault that I fell in love with Texas? Has anyone read the lyrics to our state song lately?
Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State!
Texas, our Texas! So wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.
Why would any kid think twice about the grandeur of their home state with such magnificent words? So, while I will continue to be a proud Texan, I now understand the courtesy that must be given to all the other residents of our fine country. As my mom used to say - it's not that they don't like you, they are just jealous.