I have a friend who just returned from a three week trip through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, where she was doing field research for her doctoral thesis (thats a publication which is part of her doctoral work for her PhD, Piled Higher and Deeper). We talked on the telephone several times during her trip, and a couple nights ago when she returned. She can't stop talking about all the great hospitality people showed her throughout her trip. She was truly amazed by how nice and how concerned people were about her. From guiding her around the gators to opening stores after hours so she could buy supplies, people just went way out of their way to help her and be kind. People even took her into their homes and fed her and gave her a place to stay. For all you southern catters, and some who don't even fish, I wanted to pass on how impressed this little lady was. I also want to add my thanks for the society there that looked after my friend. God bless you all.