Well, my fathers family are generations of North Carolinians, and I was born there too.
But, I have lived in this village on and off for 45 rears, Mothers family are from Prestwick and we moved to Scotland in 1970.
I love living here, it is mostly quiet but close to 3 larger towns with all we need. The bus service used to be a lot better and there are far two many 2 and 3 car familys formy taste. The area wasn't built to handle so much traffic.
The differences between life in the UK and the USA diminish every faster. It used to be the US was seen as the land of milkand honey, well my area in NC and here in Ayrshire have seen the decline of industries and well paid jobs, it seems to be all retail and services now. Everything I could get at WalMart I can more or less get at Asda. Wait a minute Asda IS Walmart, LOL.
There's just not much difference in the cultures anymore.