"Tell about the South. What's it like there? What do they do there?" - Quentin Compson, being interrogated by Shreve, his college roommate, in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
When a Southerner wants to explain something to you, he tells you a story. We are a culture of involuntary and automatic raconteurs.
Go visit Doc, who is on a roll with the personal narrative over at They Rode On: