Originally Posted by sjohnson
Hey! I'm from South
Dakota, may I please go to heaven and not be a damn Yankee?
The way I figure it (being I'm in the same boat) is that a) South Dakota wasn't settled much, let alone a state, so there was no 'taking sides', and b) my ancestors were still in Norway when the North waged its war of aggression against the South. Hence, given the name is South Dakota, I tell folks I'm not a Yankee