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18 words that mean something different in the south

We southerners are known for our flair for creating new and colorful language but sometimes we also give new meanings to old words. Click here to read a list I wrote for It's a Southern Thing and see a list of 18 fun words below: Carry: To transport; ie., “She carried the kids over to… Continue reading 18 words that mean something different in the south

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A Southern girl will always need her daddy

I made this for Meme Friday in honor of my dad, Charles Caldwell, who died in 2008 at the age of 68. When he died, I was 42 years old and I was an orphan. Funny how no matter how old you are, when your parents are gone, you feel adrift, like you're swimming without… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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Southern mama threats: Original Meme Friday

Lately, when Sweetums teases me lightheartedly, I reply, lightheartedly, that I'm going to beat him with a shoe. Why this phrase? I have no idea. Maybe because middle-aged moms sound stupid saying we're going to open a can of whoop-ass? Whatever the reason, it got me thinking about threats mamas make. Thus, this meme. If… Continue reading Southern mama threats: Original Meme Friday