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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Oct 29, 2014 6:24 AM CST
It IS interesting!! Smiling
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 29, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Midwesterners use pop. And everyone else finds it funny. I speak from experience - I grew up in pop country then moved to Washington state and then to the south, and boy do they all laugh when you ask what kind of pop they have. Hilarious!

As for dinner being the larger meal of the day. That is extremely common in Europe where they take much longer lunch breaks (including shutting down for siestas), and I believe many of the Germanic people who settled a large part of the northern Midwest brought that custom over with them. It is healthier to eat more earlier in the day, but with everyone working it is not possible to cook up a big dinner. Also, because of the longer dinner period in Eurpoe, they work later so a lighter meal for supper at mid evening makes sense.
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 29, 2014 12:32 PM CST
I grew up in central Massachusetts. I am 2nd and 3rd generation Greek and Swedish. Both of my parents were bilingual. We ate real food. Rye bread, not white. Stinky cheese, not American. Lunch was always called "dinner". I say, "Soda Pop."
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 29, 2014 1:01 PM CST
It's pop in Northern Wisconsin, but Soda toward Milwaukee.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Oct 29, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Linnea, I was born in Massachusetts, also. Did you ever drink Moxie?
My mother wouldn't let me drink Coke. Too much sugar!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 29, 2014 1:24 PM CST
Down here, Coke is often a generic term for carbonated drinks. Unless you happen to be partial to Dr. Pepper. Then, you'd BETTER call it Dr. Pepper or DP. Hilarious!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Oct 29, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Dr. Pepper -- anyone ever heated it up and had it as a hot beverage?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 29, 2014 2:54 PM CST
Did when we first moved to Texas in 1971 and found out there was such a thing as Dr. Pepper. But I never liked it hot. Don't care much for DP at all, though, so that's probably why. Hilarious!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 29, 2014 2:55 PM CST
Not me. I grew up just north of Milwaukee & it was soda. Dinner was at noon on Sunday, otherwise in the evening. War was on & so was rationing.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 29, 2014 2:58 PM CST
By the way, planted iris seeds today in their flats --3 flats & 4 pots for smaller groups. Only one cross took, so the rest are bee pods. one of those was on a red amoena SDB seedling of mine. thank you bees, 44 seeds in that one.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 29, 2014 3:30 PM CST
gorgeous. I love your SDB's, Lucy.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 29, 2014 4:12 PM CST
Hurray for bees !!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Oct 29, 2014 4:13 PM CST
I agree I agree
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 29, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Nice picture Lucy.......did you use a digital camera?
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 29, 2014 6:33 PM CST
That's exciting. I am looking forward to seeing the seedlings. Thumbs up
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 29, 2014 7:39 PM CST
My Swedish great grandmother, who came from from near the Arctic Circle, loved Moxie. I do too, but I didn't drink it as a child and now I avoid GMO corn syrup. As a child, my favorite was Club Soda. My parents built a golf course. We had Club Soda in the pro shop for making Ice Cream Sodas. I ordered it any time I wanted, all summer long. Smiling
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Oct 29, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Ah - the days before GMOs existed!
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Oct 29, 2014 10:14 PM CST
My grandparents owned a rifle range and an organic (for the 1960's) pear orchard (in southern California). I used to work the 'office' checking in the shooters and selling snacks and ammo. I got to have a 'soda pop' once or twice a month. Here in central California it seems to be more common to call it 'soda'.

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 30, 2014 3:57 AM CST
There goes Brad with those gorgeous pictures again! I'm glad I got Seasons In the Sun this summer! Love those colors, and that rusty beard. Sticking tongue out
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 30, 2014 6:04 AM CST
I just saw his photo of Seasons In The Sun. WOW! The iris is the only flower that has such a range of color and color blends. Not to mention forms and classes. I am trying very hard not to add any TB's to my wish list. It is already over a dozen to be ordered. Now my lists of SDB's in another thing altogether.... oh, my!
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown

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