11. Southie takes veteran pride to another level
Southie is home of the first Vietnam memorial in the country; built in 1981, it predates the one in DC. It sits in Medal of Honor Park and is celebrated yearly with a rededication every September.
12. We take care of our own
Say your house burns down or a family member gets sick, we throw you a "time" -- basically a fundraiser with music and raffles -- and help support you with cash and a big party.
13. You can double-park as long as you know the rules
We realize it's illegal to double-park a car in the City of Boston, but Southie residents take the risk of the $25 ticket and do it anyway. You have to know what you're doing, though. If someone is double-parked on the right, don't double-park on the left. Common sense, right?