When I started writing here, I wasn't sure who would even be interested in anything I might have to say (other than my spouse, possibly my children and some family members). They are reading it because they are my family. However, the awesome thing is the other blogs that I get to read simply because a relationship has started. I enjoy the different viewpoints of several blogging buddies who live in different parts of the U.S. Different areas of the country generate different priorities and different views. We have lived in different states other than Texas (for a short time) but never really in a different part of the country. We have always been in the central states. I would like to visit (and maybe live in) some other areas of the country to get a feel for what is important to them. Our area is very heavily agriculture oriented, although there are other industries that have come in to this part of the world. That is the one constant in all the areas where we've lived. Agriculture - livestock as that has been my spouse's interest and his occupation. You live where you have a job.
A friend stated that she had committed a major faux pas this past week at work. The company she works for has hired or transferred several employees into this area. One of the new employees transferred in from the southeastern part of the U.S. He was talking about finding a house, getting settled in, etc. when my friend asked if they had found a church yet. She was told that was a private matter and she shouldn't be asking the question. Another employee interjected that this was not being asked to be nosy or rude. This question is actually a "norm" in our area as we live in the "Buckle" of the "Bible Belt"! I told her to consider is a planting of the seed. You never know where that question might lead?
What are some of the questions or things considered normal in your area? I would be very interested in hearing some of them.