I have just found my soul mate. There she is, half my age, a continent away, Krissy Fisher. She says in her journal Sometimes I think, that her favorite cereal is grits. Until I read that I was the only person I knew who liked grits.
But let's call 'em by the name they are called in the south: "gree-uts", spoken as a two syllable word. What are they, we have been asked. I'd say they are "cream of wheat", mush, made with corn.
Some folks eat 'em with milk and sugar, but we purists eat 'em with butter. But if you live in the north or west of this wonderful country, fugeddabodit. You just won't find 'em.
Now, Krissy, it may be too much to hope for, but do you like Parsnips? Hot buttered parsnips. Oh, my, ambrosia.