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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

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7 of the south’s most photographed cemetery monuments

Sweetums and I love beautiful cemetery monuments. We walk through at least one cemetery on every road trip to see if we can find hidden works of art or interesting epitaphs. Here are a few of our many, many favorites. Napoleon's Tomb replica, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville TN Vernon King Stevenson, a railroad magnate and founder… Continue reading 7 of the south’s most photographed cemetery monuments