Yankees, as well as Southerners, are welcome! Especially those from upper Michigan! By Thanksgiving, your home town will probably be buried knee deep in snow, what do ya think?
Your "yankee" comment reminds me of an incident that happened several years back when we moved to Asheville, NC. Our home builder was a good ole southern boy; and without even being asked, he offered the following definition of a YANKEE, and then went on to contrast that with a D*MNED YANKEE. Well, according to Bruce, a YANKEE comes down from the North to spend his money and then returns to his Northern home. A D*MNED YANKEE is one who comes to the South and STAYS there. True story.