When a City Girl Goes Country

By Annette Bridges

What do you wish you could tell your mother-in-law?

My husband’s dear mom passed away more than 20 years ago, but my-oh-my, how I wish she would have sought out some relationship advice on how to get along with this city girl.

Perhaps I can share something now that will help country moms better understand us city girls. Give us a break. We can’t help that we have never before eaten sweet potatoes and collard greens.

When we say we have never eaten something you’ve prepared for dinner and are excited to try it, please don’t take offense. We are not being disrespectful. It’s called honesty and sincerity. When we say we are excited to try something we’ve never had before, we really are.

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