15 Things People From Arkansas Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
The next time you have an out-of-town visitor, you’re going to have a lot of explaining to do. That’s because out-of-towners don’t always get Arkansas. We’ve got our own traditions, special tastes, and frankly, our own fair share of weirdness. Besides that, if your out-of-town guests haven’t been to Arkansas before, but they have seen the seemingly endless stream of terrible portrayals of Arkansas in movies and TV shows, then you’re going to need to educate them about all the wonders of the Natural State before they say something really stupid like “Arkansas isn’t the most beautiful state.” Below you’ll find a handy guide you can send to all your out-of-town guests before they arrive. Goodness knows they’re going to need to hear all of it.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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