California Author Keli Gwyn & Family of Her Dreams — 8 Comments

  1. Merry, I think you’re on to something. We Californians are known for talking fast and living fast. Sadly, many of us live Express Lane lives. You would meet many wonderful people here, but there are days I wish we Californians could learn to slow down and savor life.

  2. I think where you come from helps define you in some ways. Maybe it’s your accent or your approach to people. I’ve lived all over the US and it’s so interesting to meet new people. Right now we are in MN and the phrase “Minnesota nice” is so true, the people are so friendly!

  3. Wendy, your comment made me smile. I wouldn’t have thought of Floridians as being slow, but you are in the South. When my family and I visited Texas a number of years, I was struck by the difference in pace. Life moves much more slowly there than it does here in California. Our relatives even talked more slowly than we do. =)

    Here in California, we’re all about speed. Life moves at a frenetic pace, which can get wearing at times. We talk fast, too, cramming words together (e.g. gonna for going to) and clipping the ends of words, especially those with ing endings.

  4. Hi, Sunnie!

    Thanks for your kind words about my story. I had such writing it and spending time with Tess, Spencer and his children.

    What part of the country do you call home? Do you think where we live shapes who we are?

  5. Yes, I do believe there are some differences! I moved from Nebraska, being born and raised there, to Florida when I was 47. One of the first things I noticed was how SLOW people move down here. When we would go shopping it seemed like we would be in a checkout line forever!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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