Southern Thing Column

A Southern girl will always need her daddy

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs. As I dip a brush into the can of paint – Sherwin-Williams Silken Peacock – I can hear my father’s voice. Dip lightly. Only the tip of the brush should be covered… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs. OK, people. I have to take issue with a recent survey. I know what you’re thinking – I often take issue with surveys. But I have a very logical reason: They’re stupid.… Continue reading Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

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So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs. A woman with bouncy curls and a matching personality stood in my driveway last weekend ogling a like-new, big-screen TV I was selling at a garage sale. I'd labeled it $50. "Will… Continue reading So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts

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The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs. Here’s the thing about moving: It’ll make you cry harder than Nic Cage’s Southern accent in “Con Air.” I know that is an obvious statement. Everyone knows moving sucks. But I thought… Continue reading The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

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C’mon, Southern internet, a cat is as good as a dog any day. Here’s proof

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here.  Below are the first paragraphs. Sweetums says he hates my little black-and-white cat, Charley. I ask how he can possibly hate such a pwecious, adowable wittle kitty. Then I snuggle my face into his tummy – the… Continue reading C’mon, Southern internet, a cat is as good as a dog any day. Here’s proof