I Don’t Live in Dixie, Kevin Levin December 29, 2008 @KevinLevin 17 comments Civil War Culture, Lost Cause, Memory I live in Virginia. Share this Post Pin It No related posts. 17 comments… add one Greg Rowe December 29, 2008, 8:51 am I am guessing this comment is in response to some lame-brained comment elsewhere, but am I living in “The Outer Limits” and just miss it? Could be too much holiday egg nog on my part. If so, just let me know. On the other hand, I do agree. I don’t think I’ll ever listen to an Alabama song quite the same way ever again. Reply Kevin Levin December 29, 2008, 10:01 am I guess you could say it’s a general response to comments I’ve read over time. Reply Ed December 29, 2008, 10:05 am Kevin, I think you have your facts wrong, you do live in Dixie. From Merriam-Webster – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dixie%5B2%5D Main Entry: Dix·ie Pronunciation: \ˈdik-sē\ Function: geographical name the states of the SE United States & especially those which constituted the Confederacy Virginia was part of the Confederacy, that is if my Civil War memory serves me correctly. Ed Reply Kevin Levin December 29, 2008, 10:11 am Thanks for the correction Ed. I will make a note of it. Reply Mark December 29, 2008, 4:33 pm Great work this year, Kevin. I’ve greatly enjoyed your blog and look forward to following it in 2009. Hope you have a Happy New Year Mark Reply John E. Buchanan December 30, 2008, 6:42 am Kevin You are correct despite Merriam-Webster. We live in the Old Dominion. Dixie starts somewhere south of Lake Gaston and southwest of Mount Rogers! Glad I found you blog! Reply Kevin Levin December 30, 2008, 6:54 am Thanks John. Hope to hear from you again. Reply BP December 30, 2008, 4:03 pm And you are by no means welcome here, as you are nothing more than a juvenile antagonist looking to provoke a response. Hence this post. I am happy to oblige you. Reply Kevin Levin December 30, 2008, 4:08 pm BP, — Thanks so much for the southern hospitality. (LOL) Reply Logan Spangler December 30, 2008, 4:33 pm hahaha..ahh this is great–never a dull moment with you, Mr. Levin Reply Kevin Levin December 30, 2008, 4:34 pm Nice to hear from you Logan. Hope you are enjoying the break. Reply William Richardson December 31, 2008, 12:00 am Well Kev so much for your geography lessons in school. You must have flunked them…but you do have one good blog here so keep up the good work and my 2009 be even better for Civil War Memory. Reply Kevin Levin December 31, 2008, 2:25 am Thanks William and Happy New Year to you too. Reply Woodrowfan December 31, 2008, 5:10 am shhhh, my wife is from New Hampshire and I told here that Fairfax and Arlington counties don’t count as Dixie… (and I suspect most of the delegates in Richmond would agree!) Reply Kevin Levin December 31, 2008, 5:44 am Hope you and your wife have a Happy New Years. Reply Toby January 5, 2009, 3:31 am I always thought “Dixie” referred to the Mason-Dixon line, named after the two surveyors who mapped the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. Of course, there is also a “Dixie of the mind”, inhabited by neo-Confederates. Maybe this is the one you meant? Reply Kevin Levin January 5, 2009, 3:41 am I mean a lot of things. Thanks for the comment. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.