When I was about to go into 3rd grade we moved from Atlanta GA to Tryon NC. I was so young that I didn’t really have culture shock, but I do remember noticing that people here waved at you in passing cars. Everyone did it. So as I got older, I did it. When I became a driver, I still did it. I knew that I rarely knew who was coming at me, it was just an involuntary reaction at that point.
Then I moved away. People in Florida do not wave, not in the way you would like. (sad face)
In contrast, when I lived in Auburn we had “Hey Day” and it was like being home again. It made mingling with the other 25,000′ish students seem not so scary. Remember I’m from here, graduating class 63 (people, not the year)
Hey Day – On January 29, 1985, Auburn reinstated an annual tradition of the Fifties and Sixties called “Hey Day,” a day on which all students wear name tags and say “hey” to everyone they pass. Leaders on campus join forces and pass out name tags to support this tradition and prove that Auburn University has the friendliest campus around.
I love this, this is what I want for our community. Keeping it neighborly and keeping it friendly, we need to stay this course. I’m waving again, and I hope you’ll join me