Waving Hey

May 26, 2010 at 6:27 AM | Posted in Geography, Relationships | 3 Comments

My friend George Crawford in Fairhope


I was running slowly through the streets of Fairhope, Alabama (across the bay from Mobile) and I was reminded of the southern way of waving “hey” as they drive by. Whether you are walking, running or driving slowly,  you get the friendly wave.  

It is, I think, a way of saying a number of things: I see you, I’m glad I see you, everything’s OK but if you need some help, let me know.  

Now, I don’t know if all this is true but it’s the way I want to think of it.  


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  1. True

    • Heard from a Southerner that you only see the wave in small towns, not in Atlanta, Birmingham etc. Jackson?

      • Also true. there’s a different mojo living in ATL versus living in Itta Bena, MS population 1100.

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