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My goodness, the stuff I am getting from Alabamans about the beauty,

serenity, fragrance, vitality, variety, courtesy, hospitality, etc. etc., of

their state. It sounds like Heaven on earth. My previous impressions, I

confess, centered around shotgun shacks, pickup trucks, chewing tobacco,

coon dogs, hookworm, massive dental attrition, and (to borrow one from Tom

Wolfe) hats with air-holes round the brim. I can see I am going to have to

undertake a major review of my prejudices. Can’t wait.

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