My Grandmother (96 in last December) was at a meeting of "Daughters of the Republic of Texas". A Tennessee woman there was in a conversation with my Grandmother. My Grandmother was giving her a ribbing about being there, and not being a Texan. The other elderly lady said "if it weren't for a bunch of Tennesseans, there wouldn't have been a Texas as soon as there was".
I accept that, and would have said "yes ma'am".