Southern Thing Column

The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (, you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs.

Here’s the thing about moving: It’ll make you cry harder than Nic Cage’s Southern accent in “Con Air.” I know that is an obvious statement. Everyone knows moving sucks. But I thought by this time, I would have a system that would make things easier.

I was wrong. Know why? Because there is no such thing as a system to make moving easier. You could plan and plan and plan some more and you’re still going to end up sweaty, exhausted, bruised, sore, crying, pleading for a platoon of well-muscled movers and clinging to the frays of your very last nerve.

Normally, I would just take those 15 boxes I never unpacked from the last move, or the move before that, and lovingly place them, unopened, on the freshly poured concrete garage floor. I like to think we’ve just been sheltering them until we find them a forever home … our little cardboard babies. Click here to read the full column on It’s a Southern Thing.

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