Well, its seems I'm gonna be the odd person out
Never been "up north" or "down south." I live in NE TN, grew up in SW VA. I lived in Myrtle Beach for 3 years when hubby was in Air Force back in the late 70's.
I've watched Days since the beginning. My grandma and mother watched so us little ones had to be quiet while they watched "their stories". Another fond memory I have is coming home from school and listening to them talk about what happened that day, so even when I couldn't watch, I still knew what was going on .
I've always been a full-time worker, but have been blessed to be at the same job for most of my adult life. That job, has also allowed me to watch the soaps on my lunch breaks. Even back in the 80''s my boss had a tiny "boom box" type contraption that also received TV signals so I hijacked it to watch soaps, LOL. Oh good heavens, just typing made me laugh out loud because it had a 4-inch (yes, inch) "screen" on it.