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My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

The column on my grandmother's superpowers was initially published on It's a Southern Thing. The link below takes you to the full column. My Grandmother Caldwell, Georgia born and bred, had many talents, not the least among them making biscuits that tasted like honey-laden pillows of yumminess. She knew exactly how many pinches of what… Continue reading My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

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How the word ‘tacky’ originated in the South and how to use it properly

The following excerpt is from a column on the word "tacky" that originated on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. You know that scene in the parody film "Serial Mom" where she kills someone for wearing white shoes after Labor Day? Remember when you knew people… Continue reading How the word ‘tacky’ originated in the South and how to use it properly

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When Bigfoot officiated Santa’s wedding: A southern fairy tale

So I blogged about this -- the most unlikely event in the history of events -- when it occurred back in May but I've now fleshed it out into a fairy tale for posterity. You know, so people from the future can say, "This is one crazy fairy tale. The ones with dwarves, witches and… Continue reading When Bigfoot officiated Santa’s wedding: A southern fairy tale

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This book tells you 10 things all southerners should now

Ten things every southerner should know: Following is an excerpt from this week’s column, which now originates on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. I do that because Southern Thing owns the rights to this column and I can’t blog it in its entirety. Be sure… Continue reading This book tells you 10 things all southerners should now

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How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south

"How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south." Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. I do that because It's a Southern Thing owns the rights to this column and I can’t blog it in its… Continue reading How Fannie Flagg claimed fried green tomatoes for the south