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Howdy from the Heart of Dixie!

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BamaBubba

Howdy from the Heart of Dixie!

Howdy, y'all!

My name is Brandon, commonly referred to as Bubba.  I'm an Alabama native.  I grew up on a farm just outside of Bankhead Nat'l Forest (if you know the area) in the NW of the state.  I've been married to my wife for right at 16 years, and have 3 children.  I have been baking almost as long as I can remember, as if I wasn't in the fields, I was in the kitchen helping my mom and mamaw.  I have been baking breads for over 25 years, but only branched out into "new" types in the past few years.  I'm aiming for a new backyard project soon (if the wife decides to give it the go - have to keep the Mrs. happy), and build a WFO.

God bless,

Bubba

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EvaB

I would love to have a WFO in the backyard or the side yard either one! LOL

I've got couple and a bit on your marriage record, we just celebrated the 35th in Sept, and I am not anywhere near a great cook or baker, but I keep on trying!

I do have one question though, just where is Dixie, I know that its to do with the Mason Dixon line and history somehow, but you have to realize that I'm a WAY northerner, my grandparents were from Missouri on my mother's side, and the father's family was from up north (grandfather on that side was Union army, so don't hold it against me) and eventually wound up in Kansas, and then they all wound up here in Northern BC, Canada, so my Southern history is a bit sketchy! And I have always wondered just what is considered a Southern state and what isn't?

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BamaBubba

No worries, Eva.  Dixie is, as you mention, the South (below the Mason-Dixon).  The Heart of Dixie is the term used for ages to refer to Alabama, which held the original capital of the Confederacy before it was moved to Richmond.

Congrats on 35 years, and here's to 35 more.  Best of luck in your baking! :)

 

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EvaB

for the wishes, and I wish for that too, but as we started late in life, it may not be that much, but hey every day is a win!

Congrats on the 16, which is good in this age of instant marriage and divorce, its not easy being married that long, my husband worked for 30 years in an office job, and about 90% of the people who worked in the office were divorced at least once, him and a couple others were the only ones with long lasting marriages, and by that I mean ones that lasted longer than the kids graduating high school. And some didn't even make it to kindergarten grad!

I was a stay at home mom, partially because I wanted to and partially because I was ill for a long time, and when I could have gone to work, it would have cost more in child care than I would have earned to go to work, but so many of the women were snotty about me not having a "career" and only being a stay at home mom, but I sort of look around now, and the ones of us who stayed home, have kids who are normal humans, in comparison to the ones who wound up on drugs, or in trouble with the law. So it was more work that not, but I'm proud of my life.