Family is important to everyone, right? In the U.S. South, family is important, and people usually look forward to seeing them.
Alyssa Michelle Hoover wrote a personal essay for Odyssey in which she discusses what family means to her as a Southerner. She talks about constantly going the extra mile
for them, family dinners, and visiting home from college for special occasions. Even in this modern age, Hoover discusses the importance of not using one's phone at the dinner table.