I am, at heart, a fairly laconic Texan. I like to be quiet, watch a lot, and perhaps have something pithy (not pissy, I don't lisp) to say when all is done.
So I keep myself a tad apart from Southern women, because they will talk your ears off. Spend a half hour in conversation with a southern woman and you will know more than you ever needed to know about her family, circumstances, and general outlook on life.
I've just spent 3/4 hour talking to one of the women Lyman will talk to today.
That boy needs some fine treatin'.
UPDATE: Maybe that's why Lucy doesn't talk much.