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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

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5 tips for the most southern wedding ever

After raising Baby Girl by myself from the age of 2, I married my Sweetums in October and gained two stepsons, as well. Because Sweetums and I travel around the state finding quirky roadside attractions and little-known history for my AL.com Odd Travels feature, we decided to have a road-trip-themed wedding that showed our love… Continue reading 5 tips for the most southern wedding ever

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Southern accents and how NOT to do them

I’m about as Southern as southern gets: A Georgia-born peach who moved to Alabama at age 11. Been here ever since. So it shouldn’t be surprising that it annoys me when actors overact their southern accents. Nicolas Cage in “Con Air” held the No. 1 spot on my worst accents list for twenty years since… Continue reading Southern accents and how NOT to do them