Southern Thing Column

Thoughts from a Southern mama when her baby gets married

Below is an excerpt from a column originally published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column on SouthernThing.com. When Baby Girl got married a few weeks ago, we had lived through the stress of COVID-19 quarantine and postponement of the original ceremony. I was so happy for her that day… Continue reading Thoughts from a Southern mama when her baby gets married

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Rules of the Banana Sandwich are simple and finite

The column excerpted below originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. To read the column in its entirety on SouthernThing.com, click here. Banana-and-mayo sandwiches are one of God’s simple pleasures: Cheap, easy to make and filled with that tangy-sweet combination that makes your mouth happy. Do I care that non-Southerners poke fun at this creation… Continue reading Rules of the Banana Sandwich are simple and finite

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Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks

The column excerpted below appears on It's a Southern Thing. To go to the full column now, click here. Poor 2020. We need to stop blaming it for all our woes. But here we are nearing the halfway point of the year and already its reputation is so damaged it’s unlikely to recover. Sure, we’ve… Continue reading Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks